Clark's on-campus Information Technology Services provides support to all students, meaning that means that if your computer breaks, someone will come and fix it for free! As for the campus network, Clark is not the place to fulfill your p2p downloading dreams. Almost every p2p program is severely handicapped on purpose during the work day. After that, net traffic caused by other campus users takes up all the bandwidth for file sharing. But, if you absolutely must have a fast connection, the individual broadband service cannot be beat. Laptop users get the added benefit of a constantly growing wireless area. The wireless network requires students to register with their Clark e-mail address and password at the beginning of each the school year and then again around February because it expires after six months.
The Clark labs are kept clean and maintained. The peak times when they get crowded is usually around 1 or 2 p.m., with that timespan increasing around midterms and finals, but if you plan correctly, you shouldn’t have a problem. Even with such great labs, Clark and the tech department recommend that you purchase a computer before attending the school. You could survive for a little while using the computer lab alone, but it would be the equivalent of ditching the meal plan too early and living off of ramen for a year. You wouldn’t die, but you wouldn’t really be alive either.