One of the greatest features at RIT is its unprecedented computer network. The sheer volume that the system can handle is astounding. The school openly boasts that no student needs to bring their own computer to campus since there are enough school-owned computers to supply the need. While bringing your own computer isn't necessary, it is suggested, if for no other reason than being able to sit in your dorm room and do your work with cheese-curl crumbs all over your Snoopy pajamas. Just simply plug your computer in, and you'll be connected to the campus and the Web in a matter of moments. The recent waves of worms and viruses that have been attacking RIT's system are considered by ITS to be a minor inconvenience. It is because of this, however, that students who choose to bring their own computers are now required to register each one at the beginning of the year. It is at this time when each individual computer is checked by ITS to ensure that each one is virus-free and adequately protected from future virus outbreaks. One of RIT's priorities is that students not only receive the best technology services, but the most cautious as well.
ITS and Resnet are also great resources that are available to RIT students. At RIT, students can always get tech support and computer repairs (within reason) for free. The staff is always helpful and courteous, even to those students who aren't computer savvy. If you aren't willing to go to the student-run tech support center, there are always other students you can turn to. With one of the best computer science programs in the country, it is a pretty safe bet that you will know at least one reputable CS major or someone with a vast knowledge of computers; maybe this someone will owe you a favor!