At OSU, the computer has become extremely important as a tool for everyday use by the professors and the University itself. Information such as assignments, reminders, and class updates need to be accessed through the University's network, and teachers are increasingly relying on the Internet as a teaching tool. This makes easy access to a computer vital. The majority of students agree that getting your own computer is preferred; if that isn't possible, however, there are numerous labs around campus. Only one of these is open 24 hours, though, so access is somewhat limited.
Ideally, you should bring your own computer (and don't forget to buy an Ethernet cord!). There is nothing better than having the security of being able to work on papers or do online research in your own room. Not only that, but AOL Instant Messenger has a solid grip on social life at OSU, so be prepared to constantly update your profile and find new ways to say how much you hate homework! You'll want to check your e-mail often, too: OSU e-mails both grades and bills. While the computer labs are more than adequate to meet student needs (with only a few crowding problems, during the busiest times), having your own personal system is clearly the way to go.