Not surprisingly, like at most schools, computers and the Internet are big at Maryland. “Always be connected” is a lifestyle that many Terps stick with, primarily because of the convenience and the productivity that comes with having a computer. The labs on campus offer students the opportunity to briefly check email or Facebook, or just surf the Internet. While the labs provide the technology and space to work on a research paper or a project, most students suggest having a computer in the comfort of your own room.
If it is affordable, get your own computer. Furthermore, get a laptop if you can, as laptops are more efficient for taking class notes by transcribing information directly to a computer. In addition, a laptop is portable and useful for group projects and papers, instead of having to wait for classes to let out so you can use the comptuer lab.