Should I bring a computer and printer to PLNU?

We recommend that students have a computer and printer available for their personal use. A laptop may be preferable due to limited space in the shared residence hall rooms and the broad availability of our campus-wide wireless network. We recommend that the computer be two years old or newer and have a recent version of Microsoft Office installed. Please contact your academic department for additional computer and software requirements.


Does the university have computers available for me to use?

PLNU provides state-of-the-art Mac and Windows based computer labs for student use in Ryan Library and Ryan Learning Center. In these labs, and in a number of department specific labs, you will find a robust network with more than 300 computers. These computers provide resources for education, research, and communication. The labs have a variety of software applications and provide color printing and copying. 

What do I need to connect to campus resources?

Wireless is the preferred method for connecting to the university network. Access to the wireless network is provided throughout the university, including common areas, residence halls, and classrooms.  Connect to PLNU-WIFI and log in with your standard username and password.  Devices that do not have the ability to authenticate to our network will need to be connectedto the wired network port available in each student’s room.