If students want to bring a computer, they are advised to choose Mac over PC. Not because of any company loyalty, but for logistical reasons. There are only two Mac labs (only open to journalism and media arts majors) and five Mac computers available to students, and those white pearls among the hundreds of black PCs are never available and always coveted. The Mansfield Library (where the Macs are) and the University Center have the best and most well-known computer labs. Many students still use these labs, even if they've brought a computer because their separation anxiety won't allow them to go an entire school day without checking their e-mail. There are several labs in specific department buildings, but oftentimes classes are held there or those labs are reserved by students in a specific discipline.
In terms of printing, it costs $0.10 per page in all vicinities, so while the computers are readily available, it's less costly and more convenient for students to bring their own computers. Wi-Fi Internet is prevalent, included in the business building, journalism building, and coffee shops. The dorms do not have Wi-Fi access, and require students to pay $80 a semester for Internet in the dorms. Students living both on campus and even in off-campus University housing can contact a student technician for computer problems. IT offices exist on the first floor of the Social Sciences Building and Elrod Hall. For students in Lewis and Clark Villages, the technicians are a phone call away and will come directly to a caller's apartment to evaluate the reported computer problem.