Cable and TV Service

Cable TV

Most common lounges have television and cable provided.

XFINITY on Campus

This year, Residential Services is teaming up with Comcast to provide students living on campus access to XFINITY on Campus. Through XFINITY on Campus, residents may access XFINITY On Demand and live TV networks including NBC, AMC, TBS, ESPN, and more. Residents can access this service via laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

How to Access Xfinity on Campus

  1. Connect to the wired or wireless Northwestern Network on campus.
  2. Go to the Xfinity on Campus site.
  3. Select Northwestern University from the dropdown menu.
  4. Log in with your NetID and password.
  5. Click on the "Start Watching" button to launch the Xfinity on Campus player.

Basic Channels

Over 130 live channels are included in the basic service that is included in the on-campus housing fee.

Premium Channels

Optional subscriptions to premium channels such as HBO, SHOWTIME, Starz, and more are available for purchase by eligible students from Comcast.

Additional Information

Support Contact

IT Support Center
Central service desk for students, faculty, and staff.
847-491-4357 (1-HELP)
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