Can students bring personal computers?
Absolutely! Every room in the residence halls is fitted with high-speed Ethernet connection allowing fast and free access to the World Wide Web, campus resources and your student's own personal portal connection to Southeast. If your son/daughter chooses to bring a computer to campus, Southeast provides recommendations and computer specifications (http://www6.semo.edu/infotech/pdffiles/STH.pdf) and additional support and resources are available from the University's Information Technology Department.
There also are numerous locations on campus for wireless laptop connection, including Kent Library, Dempster Hall, the Polytechnic Building, Scully third floor, Rowdy's, Towers Cafeteria, Grauel, the University Center and several other academic buildings.
However, your student is not required to have a personal computerat Southeast. The campus provides several open computer labs for student use, including an open computer lab in many of the residence halls. In each open computer lab, the students have access to MS Office 2007, theInternet, and E-mail programs using student web mail; and a large variety of departmental specific programs. In addition, there are many major-specific computer labs available in academic departments for student use.
Use of most campus information technology resources is covered by the student technology fee. In addition, students can receive special educational pricing on many software programs through the Southeast Bookstore. Likewise, Southeast offers free or low-cost Windows and Macintosh software.