|Site Map Search UW COE CAE Timetable eCOW Learn@UW My UW|
We think so and here's why...
We are often asked whether an incoming student should bring or buy a computer. The college and university provides access to a number of on-campus computers for students to use in completing general assignments. However, most general assignments can be done on personal computers that students can purchase.
Benefits:? Engineering students who own their own computers can always access one for tasks such as word processing, spreadsheets, and graphics. Ownership saves your valuable time by giving you flexibility and freedom to do assignments where you want and when you want. Students who own computers learn more about computers and how they can be used for a wide range of engineering and time management tasks. The UW-Madison provides remote dial-up access to the network (worldwide and local) for students living on and off campus. If you use a notebook computer, you can connect not only from home (by telephone dial-up) but also at sites throughout the College of Engineering (with a high speed network link). UW dorm rooms all have similar high-speed networking available. You can complete many assignments, read email, access library information and surf the Internet anytime from the comfort of your dorm or apartment. For additional help, contact the following places for advice on making a computer purchase:
DoIT Demonstration Showroom
|Home About Student Services|