Having more than 4,000 computers on campus would seem like more than enough for a school with 12,000 students. The problem is, students often have a difficult time finding an open computer in any of the main, easily accessible library labs during peak use times. After they finally achieve that goal, they find themselves waiting in line for a printer. The printers work with students' One Cards, giving each full-time student $7.50 worth of free printing per semester. Computer labs in residence halls are usually more accessible.
Despite the fairly adequate number of computers on campus, most MSU students choose to bring their own computers to school. The tech staff is very helpful, but usually swamped with calls. Those students who take their computers in to be fixed by the professionals at the tech support center often do not get their computers back for a few days. While the school does offer enough computers, many are poorly advertised and leave students wondering where they can go to write a paper and not be bothered. The crew at the tech center does an excellent job, but they do not have nearly enough staff members to handle the plethora of technical complaints and maladies MSU students encounter.