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5 College Junior

Technology: Free printing, very accessible technical support, lots of computer labs!

5 College Junior

Technology: There are many computer labs on campus: in the science quad, in the basement of the dining hall, in Gund Commons, 4 or 5 in the library alone. In the moments before class, the main ones are often busy, so it's wise to plan ahead. However, in a jam, you'll still get what you need on time. Most people have their own computers, which you can hook up to the printers to make things easier. People using the campus computers often need some PC software for science classes, or access to the public drives.

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4 College Junior

Technology: Labs Are Accessible and up to Date – The computers at Kenyon College are consistently in use throughout the semester, especially during midterms and finals. However, enough students have personal laptops, with accessible WiFi throughout campus, that it's not much of a problem. The only competition is with printers, but that's mostly a "I waited until the last minute to print my paper" sort of problem.

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4 College Freshman

Technology: There are always free computers- in the dining hall, different science buildings and the library.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: there are computers in the library and the dining hall.


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The steep tuition at Kenyon means that most students who can afford to attend can afford to bring their own laptop to campus. By far, most students choose to bring Macs, even though support services on campus exist primarily for PCs. Because most students bring laptops to campus, the wireless network is the primary Internet source. Dorm rooms are equipped with an Ethernet port and cable, but the port is turned off unless you notify IT that you would like to use it. The drain on the network can make computing slow during peak hours—usually from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.

For those without laptops or those who choose not to cart them around campus, there are several computer labs. The main labs in the library tend to fill, just as classes are getting out between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., and then empty around dinnertime. Other labs—such as those in the dining hall basement or on the science quad—are your best bet during peak hours, since most students don’t realize these exist.

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Wireless Access
24-Hour Labs?
Gund Commons Lab
Charged to Print?

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 28 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 23 responses

  • 4% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
  • 35% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 61% 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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