There is an overwhelming amount of advice for freshman to bring computers with them. It doesn’t matter if it is a laptop, CPU, new, or old, just as long as it hooks up to the Internet. All on-campus housing has excellent Ethernet connections and networks, on which students can work on projects, download music, chat online, or play games. Students also say that they usually procrastinate, and it is easier to get work done at the last minute if you have your own computer. Having your own computer is a luxury, but can also be a huge time-waster.
While it is convenient to have your own computer, it is not an absolute necessity. There are computer labs all over campus, and some are open 24 hours. Without a computer you might have to plan ahead a little more, but lab access isn’t a problem.