Computers are a necessity at Wesleyan. Most students have their own computers, but if someone cannot afford their own, she may rent one from the school or use the public computers in the library and Academic Center. That being said, however, if an individual decides to solely rely on the library and/or Academic Center computer labs, they risk being unable to have access to a computer consistently, due to the first-come, first-served basis. Usually, the labs are not always crowded, yet they fill up quickly around midterms and final exams. Residential students have access to tech support in their dorm or apartment with a computer resident assistant, as well as through the College's help desk system. Computer resident assistants (CRAs) are trained to provide help with network access, basic computer troubleshooting, and printer services. They are helpful with most problems, but if they are unable to fix something, they take a computer to the computer and information resources department to be repaired.
Wesleyan's network is reliable, but it has a tendency to be slow. Also, the College has limited wireless access, so students living in the residence halls use an Ethernet cord to connect to the Internet.