IT Maintenance

Stay up to date regarding software patches, system news, and maintenance windows.


Please direct all technical questions to Textiles Creative and Technology Services (TCTS) at

Computer Security Presentations

Computer Asset Management

Computer Purchase Requests should be entered via the form to the right.

Any computing equipment capable of storing data must be wiped before it leaves the College. This includes but is not limited to: computers, tablets, phones, USB drives, cameras, and copiers.

TCTS does not support any computers bought at surplus. This includes computers bought with the intention of bringing it back for research purposes. The only computers that will receive a network connection, hardware and software support are those bought from University accounts.

Computing Guides


Google Apps @ NC State is the official university email and calendaring system. This is the email account to which all official university communications are sent. Your email address is in this format:

Learn more about email security and how you can protect yourself.


Google Calendar is the university online calendaring resource for scheduling campus meetings, events and facilities.

Shared Network Storage

  • H Drive - The H:\ drive is a Full Time Faculty or Staff member's "Home" drive. This is where data that is used for aspects of their job that does not need to be shared with other staff or faculty. Examples include teaching materials and HR files.
  • L Drive - The L:\ drive is for "Lockers". This is shared space for a group of users, be it a committee, or a research group.
  • N Drive - The N:\ drive is used for course-related work by TATM in the teaching labs. Data from this drive is archived every semester.
  • S Drive - The S:\ drive is used for getting data to and from the Staubli Loom.
  • T Drive - The T:\ drive is the "Textiles departments" drive that includes shared space for each of the units within the College.

Cloud (online) Storage

Google Drive lets you store and access your files anywhere - on the Web, on your hard drive, or on the go.

Google Shared Drive is a shared Google Drive used for committees, teams, and other groups.

Google Drive File Stream - The Q Drive

Home Use

Faculty and Staff are allowed to take state computers home for work use if they meet the criteria listed under REG 07.30.14

Individuals who receive college / department approval to remove equipment from the campus for use at home for a period greater than 30 days should complete NCSU Equipment Tracking Home Use Authorization Form (NCSU Form CA-2).

You may also be eligible to get a computer on loan from the university. Check the Computer Loan Program from the staff senate for eligibility requirements.

Student computing Labs

The College of Textiles provides technology rich learning environments for students in both academic departments. There are open public areas with collaboration spaces, computers, and printers. In addition, there are specialty computer labs for each discipline. From specific engineering and modeling software to fashion and apparel design software, the college puts the industry relevant tools into the student’s hands.

The college also maintains an array of specialty equipment including a traditional textile manufacturing facility, laser cutting facilities, 3D printing and scanning, scanning electron microscopy, apparel design studios and engineering design labs.

Common Labs

  • 2328 (Student Lounge) - 10 seats, B & W Printer
  • 3210 (Tutoring Center) - 1 seat


  • 1218 (Engineering Lab) – 24 seats, B & W Printer
  • 1204 (TE/TT Senior Design) - 11 seats, 3 Conference Rooms, B & W Printer


  • 1119 (Fashion Studio) - 15 seats, B & W Printer
  • 1121 (Fashion Studio) - 4 seats
  • 2204 (Weaving Lab) 15 seats
  • 3412 (Digital Design Lab) 30 seats, B & W Printer, Color Printer
  • 4411 – 4 seats, B & W Printer
  • 4415 – 45 seats

Student computing

  • My IT – Great information for all aspects of computing at the university (Rules & Regulations, Email, Antivirus information, etc.)
  • ResNet Information – Got a computer that you need to use in your dorm room? ResNet’s homepage will get you set up with accurate information and step-by-step How-To’s for just about anything concerning network access in the NCSU Dormitories.
  • Your Computer at NC State

Web Conferencing

Google Hangouts Meet

Google Hangouts Meet is completely self-service and can be added to any Google Calendar invite. It supports call-in phone numbers and non-NC State people joining by sending them a URL.


Zoom is a video conferencing application that can be used for online meetings, webinars, chat, mobile collaboration, and more. NC State instructors can use Zoom in their courses to conduct synchronous online class meetings or to hold online office hours.

Digital Media

Create video, audio, photography, graphic design, and more with specialized hardware and software, tutorials, and one-on-one technology help in the Digital Media Lab located in the D. H. Hill Library.


Textiles Creative and Technology Services is here to serve all of your computing, multimedia and learning technology needs. We want to make sure our team has good coverage during working hours and have working hours that work well for them. As you can see, we have you covered most of the time you are here at work.

Working Hours:

  • Lynn Doby 7:00am-4:00pm
  • Bryson Keen 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Mike Eldridge 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Patrick Nethery 7:45am-4:45pm
  • Andy Click 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Shawn Dunning 8:30am-5:30pm


TCTS staff are driven by the following values.