Computers and the Internet are incorporated in just about every class at UR. Teachers correspond with students via e-mail, and assignments and announcements are posted on a Web site called Blackboard. Each student is allotted a certain amount of Web space to host their own Web site. Class registration also is done online. It is often very difficult to find an open computer in the library when you need one—it seems as though everyone does their work at the same time. Since there is only one 24-hour lab on campus (the other labs close at 1 a.m.), people camp out there for days during exam week.
The University is trying its best to increase the number and availability of computers, but the demand is simply overwhelming. It is strongly recommended that you bring your own computer to UR, or else try to convince your roommate to let you use his. Information Services and the computer Help Desk are very helpful and can usually fix any viruses or other problems that you might have with your PC. So, if you can afford it, bring your own computer.