Gustavus' technology department is filled with competent, understanding, but busy people to help you with any of your technology questions. If a student has computer trouble, bringing the computer in to Tech Services is free but might take a while for it to be fixed. The campus is one complete Wi-Fi bubble, so researching outside on the grass on your laptop or surfing the Web in the chapel is a breeze. Since almost every student owns his or her own laptop, most College-provided computers (a balance between PCs and Macs) sit idle. Yet, computers and printers are still strategically placed in the campus center or in residence halls for students to check email or print last-minute papers. Students are generally satisfied with the "print accounting" system established by the College to reduce wasted paper and to remind students of their carbon footprints.
While Gustavus offers the fastest Internet in town, it does occasionally go down, causing confusion and frustration. Students have grown to expect super-fast wireless Internet to be always there and always fast. This is because Gustavus has created an atmosphere that actually lets students forget that Tech Services even exists. Computing and printing have become so natural to students that it's sometimes taken for granted because it works so well and is maintained usually by "behind the scenes" people. The computers are not only up-to-date, but the printing is simple and efficient, and the troubleshoot phone line is only four numbers away.