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4 College Junior

Technology: The computer labs are open everyday and stay open very late during the school week. Depending what classes you take, your printing quota may be used up before the semester ends. You can get wireless network access everywhere on campus except the austin hall dorm.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: There's many computers available at school and the labs tend to stay open pretty late which is great. There is a limit of how much free print each students get but the printers are programed to print double sided which helps save a lot of paper. The internet connection is fair, pretty fast but if trying to use it on your phone it will get old very fast, you have to reenter the wifi password every time your screen turns off.

3 College Freshman

Technology: The computer availability around the entire campus is really good, bringing a laptop isn't necessarily a necessity because of the availability of computers. The wireless access and speed however is extremely poor. Living in the dorms is irritating at times because of that.

3 College Junior

Technology: Could definitely use expansion in the computer lab.

4 College Senior

Technology: There are a couple spot in a couple building where it might be difficult to access wifi


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Alverno College's computers are pretty up-to-date because as computers become older, the College replaces them. In the past, this would take a while, but the school is getting better at staying on top of this. The school has also started adding more computer labs because the student population keeps growing. Nearly all students who live in the dorms bring their own computers to have in their rooms. Each dorm room is already equipped with Internet; it just has to be enabled, which is as easy as filling out a form and giving it to the information technology department.

The majority of campus has wireless Internet, which is awesome for students who have laptops. Many students bring their laptop to The Mug or Commons during lunch to do some work or check the Internet. If you don't want to tote your laptop everywhere, don't worry—there are computer kiosks throughout campus where students can check their email on the way to class. In terms of printing, each student is allotted 400 pages per semester, and if they print double-sided, which is encouraged, they can get 800 pages a semester. Alverno also has software programs such as SPSS and Inspiration on a large majority of school computers, so students can have access to programs they normally would not buy for their own computer.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Commons, classrooms, The Mug, residence hall lounges
24-Hour Labs?
Austin Hall and Clare Hall
Charged to Print?
Each registered student receives a 400-page printing balance at the beginning of each semester. Additional pages can be purchased. Unused pages are not refunded or transferred at the end of the semester.
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Alverno students can receive discounts on software, hardware, and computer accessories through

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 57 responses

Very weak
  • Availability of computer labs
  • Campus tech support
  • Free/discounted software
  • Number of computer labs
  • Printing cost/quota limits
  • Reliability of network
  • Speed of network
  • Technology in classrooms and labs
  • Wireless availability

How necessary is it to bring your own computer?    Based on 35 responses

  • 34% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
  • 23% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 43% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
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