Every student needs a laptop. While there are computer labs around campus, it’s better to have your own computer, to always have your work with you. You may choose to have a printer in your room, as well, since printing costs money, and it can be inconvenient to get to a computer lab. Both PC and Mac computers are used around UConn.
UConn has a wireless Internet network around campus. It can be spotty in dorm rooms, and some students buy their own routers and create their own connections to avoid a slow network. Overall, computers hold an entire college student's life together. When it comes to schoolwork, social networks, email, online courses—computers are essential. UConn has a reliable wireless network, so take advantage of it and don’t spend your time tethered to the wall at the library. There will be late-night studying and papers to write, and you’d rather be comfortable working in your room than in some computer lab. A laptop is the best investment students can make before coming to UConn.