Computer labs can be found everywhere at Purdue, peeking around corners and hidden in basements, like eggs on Easter morning. Although the most obvious labs are usually crowded, a diligent student with an eye on the iTap website will be able to find many labs hidden away that will be mostly, if not completely, empty at any time of the day. Mac labs tend to be less crowded than PC labs, but either type can be found quite easily on the iTap website. The computers are updated every two to three years, keeping Purdue on the cutting edge of technology.
It’s possible for a student to spend an entire college career without a computer of his or her own, but with the convenience of high-speed Internet in the residence halls, most students at Purdue recommend bringing your own computer. Leave your printer at home, though, because students are given a printing account by the University. If you’re an engineering student, you will find yourself working on University computers most of the time, thus printing not being a big issue.