Chatham students can find computer labs in nearly every building on campus, including the residence halls. Students agree that these labs are accessible, convenient, and rarely overcrowded. The computer labs have work stations where students can plug their laptops into power outlets, and desktop computers are also available for student use. Wireless access is available throughout campus in all of the academic buildings, the library, and Athletic & Fitness Center. The network is usually very reliable, and when a network outage is scheduled for maintenance and updates, Information Technology warns students in advance. When it comes to printing on campus, current students recommend you give yourself sufficient time in case of problems, such as lack of paper or ink.
The University provides any entering student a MacBook Pro. The laptops are technically "leased" to students through tuition, but students own the computers after four years. Along with the laptops, students receive a charger and a carrying bag. The laptops are mainly used to take notes, write essays, and stay in touch with professors. Although having a laptop can make life at Chatham easier, students say that the University-issued computers tend to develop problems over time. Information Technology handles tech support on campus, and while the number of requests usually yields a slow turnaround, repairs are thorough and free for Chatham-issued laptops.