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Classrooms and Resources

College Station Campus

The classroom building provides students with video connections to remote sites, computer labs, a dining area and an on-site workout facility, while the laboratory building provides opportunities for students to conduct cutting-edge research. The on-site administration building affords students easy access to faculty members.

Texas A&M School of Public Health
212 Adriance Lab Rd
College Station, TX 77843
Phone: 979.436.9443



  • SPHC Classrooms 107 to 111
  • SPHC Computer Lab Rooms 119 and 120
  • SPHA Classroom 235 (Administrative building, 2nd floor, back of building)

Conference Rooms

  • SPHA Classroom 235 (Administrative building, 2nd floor, back of building)
  • SPHA Conference room 278 (Dean's Board room, 2nd floor)

Computer Lab

The computer lab is located at the SPH Classroom building, rooms 119 and 120, that can be used individually or combined. 

Faculty, staff, and students can use it for classes, workshops, or to study. For classes, make sure you department admin reserves the room using  RoomTraq for this purpose.

  1. Windows computers
  2. Bandwidth Internet
  3. Projectors 

Depending on the classes taught at the lab per semester and year, the software listed below is available to all students at the lab. (*This list might change every year).


McAllen Campus

The Texas A&M School of Public Health offers several degree plans at the new McAllen Higher Learning Center. Located in the 20th most populated city in Texas, the center was opened in the fall of 2018 to continue the university’s commitment to supporting the educational needs of Texas with top-tier educational programs that will fulfill individual student career goals, enhance continued economic development of the region and help provide the necessary skilled workforce. 

Students on the McAllen campus will learn in a state-of-the-art facility and will have the added benefit of being in a small college setting.

Degrees offered at the center include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Public Health
  • Minor in Public Health
  • Master of Public Health in Epidemiology (online)

McAllen Higher Learning Center
6200 Tres Lagos Blvd
McAllen, TX 78504
Phone: 956.271.1300

Although the Texas A&M University School of Public Health maintains computer labs at selected sites for graduate student's use, these facilities are not the primary computing resource. Each student entering the School of Public Health is expected to have a computer of their own (desktop, laptop, or tablet) that meets the minimum School of Public Health computer requirements. (This applies to all students)

The reason for this requirement is that a computer has been deemed to be critical to a graduate student's success. Those who do not have 24/7 access to the internet and a computer are at a great disadvantage. The Medical Sciences Library (MSL) has laptops, iPads, and a digital camcorder available for loan.  


  • OS Windows minimum requirements
    • Operating System Windows 10, supported versions: 2004, 20H2, and 21H1 (Windows RT or S not supported)
    • Intel i5 or i7 processor
    • 250-gigabyte hard drive or 256 Gbyte solid-state drive
    • 16 Gbytes of RAM
    • Wireless: 802.11ac
    • Ethernet cable, Cat-5E or greater
    • Ethernet-to-USB adaptor, if necessary
    • Minimum screen resolution: 1280x768

  • macOS  minimum requirements

    • Operating System 10.12 or later (macOS Mojave 10.14.6 or later)
    • Intel i5 or i7 processor or M1. Devices using Apple’s M1 processor and Apple Rosetta 2 are supported.
    • 250 Gbyte hard drive or 256 Gbyte solid-state drive
    • 16 Gbytes of RAM
    • Wireless: 802.11ac
    • Ethernet cable, Cat-5E or greater
    • Ethernet-to-USB (or Thunderbolt) adaptor (Macbook Air and newer MacBooks)
    • Minimum screen resolution: 1280x768

  • Additional Requirements

Some of your courses will use the following applications. Please check the system requirements. 

  • Examplify: currently, this app doesn't run on Chrome, Android, or Linux operating systems. It doesn't support touchscreen input on Mac or Windows laptops. Exam-takers can view the instructions on how to update their device to meet the Examplify guidelines. 

  • Respondus LockDown Browser: Windows 10, macOS 10.12 or higher; iOS 11.0 +;  it doesn't run on Android or Chrome.
  • Honorlock: Chrome Browser plug-in

  • Do not register for an online class if your computer and/or network cannot meet these minimum requirements. 


Dell laptops that meet our minimum standards may be purchased through a special purchasing agreement between Dell and the Health Science Center, but you are not required to purchase one of these computers.

Go to the Dell-TAMHSC website for more information.


A Texas A&M NetID is an identifier or username for logging in and accessing many university resources.

The following information is needed to set up your NetID account:

  • Your Universal Identification Number (UIN) – a 9-digit identifier (xxx00xxxx) sent to applicants in an email from the Admissions Office. 
  • If you cannot locate your UIN, please contact the Admissions Office by calling (979) 845-1060 or emailing them at
  • Your Date of Birth – This will be the official date of birth entered on your application to Texas A&M. If this does not match your actual date of birth, please contact the Admissions Office immediately to update your records. 
  • Your date of birth must be entered into the respective fields following the format (MM/DD/YYYY). For example, if your date of birth is November 23rd, 1973, then you will input your birthday as "11/23/1973".

(Source: Gateway- activating your NetID account)


HSC ID is the Health account issued specifically for Health College Students. The HSCID is used to access certain technology systems such as Health Building WiFi. You will not be able to connect to Texas A&M Health Wireless (WiFi) until your first day on campus.  

However, there are some things you can do to prepare in advance to make it go more smoothly.

  • You will search available wifi connections on campus for "tamhsc" not TAMULink or TAMU_WiFi as you do on other Texas A&M campuses
  • TAMU Health WiFi will use your HSCID username/password NOT your TAMU NetID

Setup your HSC ID

  1. When you claimed your NetID or declared your major, you received two encrypted emails (*encrypt* ) from TAMU Health IT containing instructions on how to claim your TAMU Health ID (HSCID).  
  2. These were emailed to your admissions email if you are brand new to the university or to your email if you were previously admitted to another major or program.


  1. If you cannot locate the encrypted emails, you can go to
  2. Another option is to contact Helpdesk Central at 979-845-8300 option 2 for TAMU Health students to help you walk through establishing your HSCID account and password to use for WiFi on campus. 
  3. You can obtain guest-tamhsc wifi access for a single day for emergency access using the instructions below:  Guest TAMHSC WiFi Access 

TAMU Health Buildings

The SPH classrooms and Reynold building have access to two networks, HSC WiFi and Eduroam. 

  • HSC WiFi: it is reliable for multiple connections, but you need to have your HSC credentials to log into this network. Check out the instructions on the HSC ID. 
  • Eduroam: it is a secure, worldwide wireless access service for the international research and educational community. You need your TAMU NetID credentials to use this WiFi network. Check out more about Eduroam here: TAMU Eduroam

TAMU Buildings

The other TAMU Buildings where some SPH classes are taught are using Eduroam. 

  • Eduroam is a secure, worldwide wireless access service for the international research and educational community. You need your TAMU NetID credentials to use this WiFi network. Check out more about Eduroam here: TAMU Eduroam