Computers on Campus
Information for Accepted Students
Students are encouraged to bring a laptop computer to campus. Residence halls at Brown have both wireless access and are wired for access to the Brown network and the Internet. Students who have the appropriate computing equipment and can configure their own computers are welcome to use the network during the summer at no charge. You will receive information about getting connected on the network when you arrive on campus during student orientation.
Public computing clusters are available for general computing needs with a Brown Network I.D., which you can elect to set up when you arrive on campus. Computing clusters contain Macintosh and Windows computers as well as scanners, printers, and data-storage devices.
Students are responsible for printing costs. To pay for printing services, you must purchase a Bear Bucks Guest Card for $1 from any ValuePort machine. Value Port machines are located in the university libraries. It is advised to only add money in small increments, as unused funds are not refundable. ValuePort III machines are conveniently located at the Rockefeller Library, Sciences Library, Sharpe Refectory lower level, Josiah's, Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, Bookstore Lobby, Emery Woolley Hall, and at 222 Richmond Street.
- The CIT Public Computing Cluster, Room 169, is the most centrally located facility on campus.
- The Rockefeller Library Public Computing Cluster is located on the first and second floors, of the Rockefeller Library.
- The Sciences Library Public Computing Cluster is located on Level A and the Mezzanine level of the Sciences Library.