There are computer labs located in several different spots on campus; however, with the exception of the Simpson Library, most of these labs are specified to be for classes only. So, although the provided computers at the Simpson Library are found to be fast and efficient, there is a shortage of available computers. There is no guarantee that a student will find a computer every time he or she needs one, so it is recommended that students bring their own computers to ensure access. Bringing a computer to school is also convenient because the computers at the Simpson Library are only available during library hours and are almost always occupied during exams.
The great thing about Mary Washington is that there is wireless access everywhere on campus, so bringing a laptop to class is a common way of taking notes or checking Facebook notifications when lectures get boring. However, the wireless Internet is found to be much slower in dorms. Most students tend to buy Ethernet cables for their computers to improve the connection. Overall, the Internet is not bad, and tech support is quick to help if there is a problem.