XFINITY On CampusTM (streaming service) is included with on-campus housing! NOTE: This is the only cable option available in the First-Year residence halls. With XFINITY On CampusTM you get the same basic cable channels as the traditional coax connection provides, plus the option to purchase additional packages with a credit/debit card, all available to stream on any device when you want, anywhere on campus. (Note: In order for this streaming service to work, you must be a resident in campus housing and be connected to W&L Wifi.)
CLICK HERE for a full list of cable channels.
Traditional Coax-Based Cable:
The traditional coax-based service through Comcast is available in the upper division Residence Halls and is full HD. There is NO coax-based cable service in the First-Year residence halls. The full digital HD service requires all televisions to have a Clear QAM tuner. Most (but not all) televisions built after 2006 will have a Clear QAM tuner. Woods Creek apartments, the Village, theme houses and sorority houses have a cable TV jack in each bedroom, with the exception of the ARC, Culinary and Sustainability houses which require a cable box issued by the Office of Residential LIfe (Commons 227). Additionally, living rooms in Woods Creek apartments, Village townhouses and Village apartments are equipped with cable TV jacks. For fraternity houses, cable TV is provided by individual chapters and not by the University.
Check your TV Tuner Type for Compatibility
• NTSC - this type of tuner is not compatible - you will not be able to access Comcast cable
• ATSC - this type of tuner is not compatible - you will not be able to access Comcast cable
• QAM (CLEAR QAM) - required to receive Comcast coax-based cable service in the resident halls
** Element brand tvs are NOT compatible with our cable system.**
Questions OR to Report a Problem: Visit Cable TV FAQs or contact the ITS Help Desk at 540-458-4357.