Undoubtedly, the best thing about the computer resources at Eckerd is the free printing. Another perk is the 24/7 computer lab, but it is filled with mainly PCs and only two Macs. The writing center has all newer Macs and is a great place to work on a paper, but it is only open Sunday through Thursday 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Information Technology Services (ITS) is generally pretty helpful, but the staff there works administrative hours (weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), which can be problematic and frustrating to procrastinating students. However, IT also loans out computer hook-ups, video cameras, and more to students.
According to PC Magazine, Eckerd ranks No. 7 among the Top 20 wired colleges. There is wireless throughout campus, including all the dorms, but it can be spotty and unreliable with so many on the network. Thus, the wireless network it is not always lightning fast or reliable. There are several student tools available to students online, and class registration is done entirely online. And, most professors put their class materials online, as well as useful links. Eckerd is definitely embracing the paperless route and continues to make strides in developing accessible online resources.