Mount Union students are generally satisfied with the campus computers. There are four main labs (two of which are open 24 hours), several departmental labs, and smaller labs available in some dorms. There are also computers scattered throughout the library and other buildings on campus. One of the 24-hour labs has Apple computers running Mac OS X 10.4, but most campus computers are PCs running Windows 7 Enterprise. Students say that campus computers are fast and up-to-date, and generally work how they should, provided you can get access to one. Labs are often used as classrooms during the day, so you'll have better luck in the late afternoon or evening. The worst time to find a computer is during finals week, as labs fill up early and students stay late. Because of these availability issues, most students recommend bringing a personal computer for greater flexibility, although it is possible to make do without one.
Students have the same gripe about other technologies on campus: not all resources are available all of the time. The wireless network isn't as strong or reliable as it could be, printers often run out of paper, and copiers are frequently jammed. Information Technology (IT) is just a phone call or a short walk away, and they are usually happy to help, but if you need printer or copier paper after library hours, you'll need to call Campus Security. Advice to new students: keep your Ethernet cable where you can find it and give yourself plenty of time to complete and print assignments, just in case.