Computer labs are abundant all over campus, and many buildings have Ethernet connections for those students who are so attached to their computers that they must have them every moment of the day. This is not as ridiculous as it seems. Most students have their own computers and wisely plug into the high-quality network to check email, class assignments, and of course, check Facebook.
Owning your own computer is highly advisable, even though there are so many computer labs. Labs tend to be crowded at peak times, which can often add even more stress than the assignment itself inspires. Many students find computer labs to be most helpful for saving money on printing or for using specialized software necessary for a class that would be too expensive to buy. Quite recently, many professors have been using online programs such as WebCT to communicate with students, so you must have access to a computer to complete the assignments for the class. Another downfall of the computer labs is that there aren't any open 24 hours a day. This is bad news for those who work best right before a deadline and tend to pull all-nighters. Overall, the computer labs are accessible, and you can generally find an open computer, even if you have to try more than one lab.