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5 College Sophomore

Technology: There are lots of computers in the library. The internet is either awful or great. It can be super slow and there are days that it just wont stay connected and it is really frustrating when you are trying to go on blackboard.

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3 College Freshman

Technology: Library is probably where there is the most computers.

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3 College Freshman

Technology: Its very important to have your own computer. I have never had a class that didn't require some kind of homework that needed to be done on a computer. Printing is very inconvenient. Even if you need to print one page you have to go to the library and hope that there aren't any other papers waiting in the queue or someone else isn't using it.

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3 College Junior

Technology: There is no computer lab.

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4 College Freshman

Technology: SPU has printers everywhere-so there is no need to bring your own printer. They give each student 150 free black and white pages at the start of every quarter (this goes by FAST.) After that, pages are 4 cents. There are a lot of computers in the basement and main level of the library, and they are typically open. However, I prefer to be able to work wherever I want on campus.

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It is unthinkable to imagine how a student would survive without his or her own personal computer. In fact, it's virtually nonnegotiable that students bring one to SPU. However, there are several computer labs on campus available for students who don't bring a computer. There are also printing capabilities at these facilities, so it is not too uncommon for students not to own their own printer and save space by printing work at the library for $0.10 per page. None of the professors require students to bring laptops to class, but some people prefer using laptops to taking notes the old-fashioned way (not to mention the handiness of the Internet should a lecture turn out to be unbearably boring). Laptops are also practical, if you fancy doing homework in coffee shops or need to escape the collapsing four walls of your dorm.

The University sells student copies of programs like Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and other essentials for super cheap, so you don't need to have these when you first come to SPU. Computer and Information Systems (CIS) is a department on campus that employs capable students and is available for all your computer-related troubles. If your Internet isn't working, if you have a virus, if there's green toxic smoke coming from your modem, they are the ones to see. The best part about it: They're free!

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
The "SPU-Wireless" network is available throughout campus.
24-Hour Labs?
Charged to Print?
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Students can install Office Professional Plus and Office for Mac just by logging in as a student at the SPU Download Center online.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 80 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 39 responses

  • 3% 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.
  • 72% 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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