The consensus among UNL students is that the computer labs are up-to-date and normally not crowded, with certain exceptions, such as finals week and midterms. Students recommend bringing your own computer for the sheer convenience, but they also say that life will go on on if you have to use the labs every now and then.
If you’re planning on buying a computer, consider a laptop. Most students don’t take their laptops to class, but they do come in handy for group meetings and times you just can’t stand to sit idle and listen to your roommate sing the theme song to Friends over and over again. All locations on campus, including the dorms, have wireless Internet, so you can check your e-mail from your very laptop anywhere.