Computers at UTEP are definitely in short supply. Students are always lingering around the lab, like a shark lingers around a sinking ship. It is inconvenient to have to wait for available computers, and most students do not have the time. There are other computer labs set up around campus, yet their small size and small quantity of computers do not make up for the missing end of the stick.
There are some students that carry their laptops, which is the best alternative. Internet connection is not usually a problem. The network configuration set up at UTEP is installed by tech support. The tech support staff is very helpful, and is always busy installing programs in computers or helping fellow students with any troubles. Students may rent laptops from the tech support desk and even have antivirus protection programs installed free of charge.