We have had wireless capability in the University for a few years. All that has changed are the instructions for configuring your laptop. The University's ETS dept has posted a very clear guide: How to access the wireless network. Once you have your laptop configured it will work with all the hotspots throughout the University building.
Wireless access through your laptop can greatly reduce the time you spend preparing your assignments. Downloading information directly from the databases allows you to cut and paste quoted passages into your papers (and having the full document on your computer helps you in formulating proper citations as well). Your tuition dollars at work!