Most students own their own laptops, whether they're an on-campus resident or a commuter. Computer labs come in handy when your laptop battery runs low or when you need to print off some documents. Since there aren't many available computer labs, they do tend to be crowded at times. The best way to avoid crowds is to print off everything you need for the upcoming day, no later than the night before, so you are not running at the last minute before class to print anything important.
The Information Technology staff is helpful most of the time; once in a while an issue may not be able to be fixed, depending on the computer problem. They offer great services to help fix your computer at no charge, if you have any issues that suddenly come up. McKendree supports PCs over MacBooks because the school's tech support only knows how to operate and fix a PC. It's better to purchase a new PC before you start college rather than a MacBook so you can go to tech support for help if you run into any issues throughout the school year. The McKendree Internet network is very reliable most of the time, even if sometimes it can act up and have connection issues.