The printing system at Simmons has significantly improved in the past year or so. It's very easy since you tap your ID card and then print whatever you need! There are computer labs and printing stations in every building on campus and in each residence hall. The computers are nice and easy to use. I have my own laptop which makes it easy to take notes in some classes, and most people have their own personal laptop. I think it definitely helps, but it's not imperative.