When deciding what to bring to school, a laptop should be on the top of your list. The majority of people brings Macs, although you will find some PC users. A ton of assignments are online, so it’s convenient to have your own computer. IT services is extremely helpful and very accessible. If you don’t have a computer or have something wrong with yours, there are several public computers on campus. The most popular computer lab is in the A-level of Regenstein Library. It’s pretty easy to find a computer there. However, some computer programs for classes, especially lab sections or econ classes, are only on computers in the A-level. When a big assignment is due, the lab can get a little crowded. Printing on campus is a pain. It costs at least 10 cents a page, so it’s worth it to invest in your own printer.
Wireless Internet is available all over campus. IT services works really hard to make sure that all areas of campus have wireless coverage. If you complain about a spot not having wireless Internet, the IT team will be there the next day to install a wireless router. All students have access to the wireless network with their student ID; it’s very fast and secure. However, you do need to be careful with what you download while hooked up to the network. The University takes illegal downloads, especially music, very seriously, and you can get a huge fine from the slightest mistake.