Although most students have their own computers (mostly laptops—personal desktop computers are very limiting), there are a lot of spaces around campus to use both Windows and Mac computers. The library is probably the biggest place on campus for public computers—again, both Windows and Mac computers. The computers were all recently upgraded to Windows 7 and Mac OS 10.6. There are public computers and computer labs located throughout the academic buildings and Case Center. To use a public computer on campus, you need to log in with your Skidmore ID and password. If certain classes or departments require specific software (e.g., Adobe Suite for art classes, Mathematica, SPSS, etc.), the computers in these departments will be loaded with the software.
There is a wireless connection in the library, as well as in academic buildings, dining hall, and dorms. However, the Wi-Fi is spotty in the residence halls, as most students still use their Ethernet cords. During finals week and other busy library hours, it can be difficult to find a computer, so many students prefer to work on their own laptops. It is extremely common and almost necessary to have your own computer on campus.