Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has required incoming
freshmen to have laptop computers since 1995. Each incoming
freshman class has a unit selected for them by the Institute.
Students can either purchase the laptop immediately or elect to
place the computer on a four year payment plan.
Included in the Laptop Program is the computer itself, software,
free upgrades on all software for as long as a student attends
Rose-Hulman, insurance, four year warranty, carrying case, mouse,
cables, modem and ethernet connection.
While on campus, students have Internet access via a DS3 (45
Mbits) which is accessed though the campus-wide gigabit fiber optic
network backbone. All residence hall rooms have 100Mb connections
for each resident and virtually all classrooms and laboratories
have connections for every student. Even the snack bar in the
student union has network connections! Furthermore, all academic
buildings have 802.11a/b/g wireless network access so that you can
access network resources from anywhere.
More information about laptops