At Catholic University, students are provided with pretty much everything they will ever need computer-wise. Mullen Library provides enough computers for students to use for virtually their entire academic journey at CUA. The Leahy computer lab has a 24-hour open door policy and is ideal for students who have no computer or printer—or both. In short, students can more than get by without bringing their own equipment—academically, that is. For students who are attached to their PCs or Macs, it is not even a question if they will bring their computers. Sure, from time to time the Internet tends to slow down a bit, and a few times a year there is a brief outage, but for the most part, students really cannot complain.
The Center for Planning and Information Technology, known as CPIT, is helpful in meeting students' needs should something not work and even services broken computers. There is an occasional student who will say CPIT is unhelpful or slow to answer questions, but the consensus is that they are cooperative and expeditious when needed. Like everything, however, there is room for improvement. It would be better if there were another 24-hour computer lab and if the entire campus was wireless. But in the end, whether students readily admit or not, CUA makes computer life pretty easy.