Middlebury sports a fully functional wired and wireless network in all of the residence halls and academic buildings, as well as computer labs dotted throughout campus. Considering the size of the school, Middlebury has more than enough computers to go around—both Macs and PCs. All of the lab computers are in good condition and connected to the network. However, even with the availability of computers and a 24-hour lab, most students bring their own laptops. It is nice to be able to work in the comfort of your own dorm, as Facebook stalking people on a public computer can be awkward!
You will almost never have to worry about getting access to a computer on campus, except during finals week, when you may have to try a few computer labs before you track down a vacant spot. There is a broad range of software in the labs, all available for student use. If you ever “lose” that 20-page paper, there is a help desk staffed by students who can recover lost files, uncover the intricacies of lab software, or give you suggestions on how to avoid future computer meltdowns. Furthermore, the system, with its endless reels of server space, allows for the brilliant exchange of movies, music files, and more within the network.