Students have different opinions about computers and accessibility on campus. While there are many different labs on campus, the most popular areas in the libraries are often occupied to the point where there is not a free computer during the middle of the day. To combat this problem, the University offers laptops that can be checked out in the libraries and other labs around campus. The different labs on campus provide a great variety of programs, from basic things like Word to video editing and Adobe programs.
Campus buildings have access to fast wireless Internet, but the Internet in the dorms can sometimes be unreliable. While bringing a computer to KU isn’t a necessity, most students bring one because of the convenience. Professors post grades online and send frequent e-mails about classes and schedules, so not having a computer nearby could potentially hamper your ability to stay on top of things in classes.