The majority of students going to school at U of O purchases and brings its own laptop or desktop. A student must register a computer with the University network before being able to use his or her computer on campus. The Student Support Services (SSS) computer lab is not very crowded, unless it’s midterms or finals week. Everyone is trying to get papers done, so of course people will need the computer. However, there are other labs on campus that people can use besides the SSS lab; the 24-hour lab is an option for students who need to finish that paper at 2 a.m.
When email is being abused, the University website can get viruses, and students have problems mapping their Z drive. The tech support at the college is very patient and helpful. Since 2010, the school has hooked up the entire campus with wireless Internet. Of course, during thunderstorms, tornado watches, or when the computer tech staff is working on the network, the wireless Internet can be hard to access. For the majority of the time, though, the Internet connection is fairly decent and runs pretty fast.