All incoming students are required to have a laptop computer readily available to them with no exceptions. Information Services annually recommends a specific hardware and software laptop configuration that meets or exceeds these technical standards (specific information on the most current program can be found at on the laptop technology page on our website). By selecting the recommended laptop, students will receive exceptional service and support on and off campus. Students who elect to bring their own laptops to campus (other than the recommended ones) also will be afforded technology assistance often of a less comprehensive nature due to the many possible variations of alternatives. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of the student to perform in the classroom.
Although laptops meet the vast majority of student needs, for those disciplines that require more specialized hardware or software, the university has more than 800 computers in 36 computer laboratories throughout the campus. In addition there are numerous virtual labs which host program-specific software available through virtual desktops that can be accessed from anywhere. The university maintains a secure and advanced data network that connects all university computers on all three Quinnipiac campuses. Students, faculty and staff are able to access this secure network through wired and wireless access. Wireless access is found across all three campuses, including the residence halls, classrooms, athletic fields and public areas.
The Arnold Bernhard Library is open 24 hours a day during the academic year, and contains more than 100 publicly available computers, as well as the Technology Center, where faculty and students can receive computer repair services and help with equipment and software for capturing and processing digital audio, images and video. The library also provides an extensive collection of online bibliographic databases and full text journals for use in the library or remotely through the campus network.