Whether or not to bring a computer poses a tricky question for students who have a computer and cannot imagine life without it. Some teachers, mostly in the humanities and social sciences, use Blackboard for obligatory extended class discussions and frequent course updates. The labs provide enough computers for everyone who needs them, except for during paper crunch times. Before finals, people line up to use the computers, and for one week, Guild turns into a campground of frantic, caffeine-inhaling Mawrters.
During the rest of the semester, most students use the wireless or the Ethernet in every dorm room, and then alternate between using the computer in their room and the computers scattered around campus. No one recommends bringing a printer, as printing from the labs and libraries is cost efficient and hassle free. Whether they have a computer problem in the lab or in their dorm room, most students seek help from the student help desk and find quick and friendly help.