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3 College Sophomore

Technology: Average. Not awful for sure.

3 College Freshman

Technology: Network can be sketchy but the wifi is great

5 College Junior

Technology: The school is constantly updating all the technology available to students. There are macs and PC available for the students to use in the library and there are many computer labs throughout the campus. The wifi is fast and reliable.

3 College Junior

Technology: The wifi is good, but not phenomenal. However, computers are typically open in the library and/or computer labs!

5 College Freshman

Technology: The computers labs at Canisius College are both reliable and widespread. Printing on campus, network reliability and speed, and wireless access are all positive features that constantly perform.


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There are several computers available for student use in almost every building at Canisius. They are mostly Macs, but there are PCs in the library, as well as computers that are multifunctional; users have the option to select either the Macintosh or Windows systems. The library lets you rent laptops free of charge. Most students have their own laptops anyway, but the easy access to other computers is nice when you don't want to drag yours around all day. Generally, you can consistently find an open computer to use, but it often depends on the time.

Computers are always up-to-date, but the wireless can be iffy sometimes. You can always call ITS (Information Technology Services) for help, but it just so happens many people tend to call ITS at the same time, and you might be out of luck. ITS staff is helpful, though, and there are student workers at ITS desks on the first floor of the library.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
24-Hour Labs?
Palisano Pavilion (tunnel level), Campion Hall, Village Townhouse community center, Delavan Townhouse community center
Charged to Print?
Students are charged 5 cents per page for black and white or 25 cents per page for color
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
A student, faculty, or staff member from Canisius can receive discounts on Macintosh, Dell, Lenovo (IBM), and HP computers.
Did You Know?
ID cards are needed to print. A student is given $15 worth of credit for printing each semester (worth 300 black and white pages). If the student prints more than this, the money will be taken from the student's "Golden Choice account." If there isn't enough there, the student will not be able to print. Money can always be added to the Golden Choice account.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 59 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 42 responses

  • 14% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
  • 26% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 60% 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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