Finding an open computer at CLU is all about luck and being at the right time and right place. Swenson, SBET (Spies-Bornemann Center for Education & Technology), Soiland Humanities Center, the SUB (Student Union Building), and Pearson Library have Macs and PCs that are available for student use. The SUB and Pearson Library are often packed with students rushing to print out a paper or study guide, so it gets difficult to find a free computer. Though there are time limits on how long a student can use a computer, you’ll probably have to wait in line to use one. It’s much easier to print from the academic buildings, like Swenson, since they're less crowded and not as rushed. Internet connection can get a bit slow at times, so it’s best to bring your own wireless Internet cable to hook up into your dorm room (if you bring your own computer) instead of logging on to CLU’s network. On that note, almost all students have their own laptops, and most prefer to work off of their own computer instead of using the ones in the computer labs, SUB, and library. Again, even though most students are using their own computer, the locations listed above are popular spots for a quick print or daily email check, and catching a free computer is a rare gem.
For these reasons, many students have their own printers in their dorms. This helps to avoid the lines and rush of students eager to check their email. Another note on checking email: It is highly recommended that you set up your CLU email to also be forwarded to your personal email, like Gmail or Yahoo. If your personal email server has an application that you can download on your phone, be sure to download that app, and use your phone to check your personal and CLU email that gets forwarded. This saves time when checking your CLU email, and best of all, you escape the hustle and bustle of CLU’s computer locations.