In 2008, Hollins was honored as eighth in the nation in the “Top 20 Wired Colleges” by PC Magazine and The Princeton Review. Most students were very confused as to how Hollins rated so well because the wireless Internet goes out so often and the printers always jam or run out of toner, especially when your class starts in two minutes and you haven't printed out your research paper yet. However, the campus replaces most computers on campus every three years, keeping all the labs up to date.
Most students bring their own laptops, but many people manage just fine without one. With several large computer labs on campus, you can always find a computer to work on, and you don't have to worry about spotty Wi-Fi. If you do bring your own laptop, you can take it to the IT Help Desk when it has problems, though you should do so with caution. The techs are very talented and work very hard, but they've been known to install software or even replace hard drives without permission.