TVs and Video Game Consoles


As long as it fits through your door and your roommate is okay with it, you can bring your TV to the residence halls. University Housing offers a basic digital cable connection in each room. TVs are also available in various lounges throughout the residence halls for watching TV, giving presentations, and playing video games with your community.


Housing residents have access to XFINITY On Campus. They will be able to stream live TV, record and save video content for later viewing, watch things on demand and more.

Video Game Consoles

Video game consoles are welcome in the halls, just like TVs. If you don't wish to bring one, some residence hall front desks and libraries have them available for borrowing.

Connecting digital media players, smart TVs, and video game consoles to the Internet

You can connect media streaming devices (e.g. Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku), smart TVs, and video game consoles to the Internet through IllinoisNet_Guest. In order to do so, you must first register your device's wireless MAC address (i.e. hardware address, physical address). MAC addresses are 12 numbers/letters from A through F that might have colons/dashes/periods between them. They might be found in the settings under "About" or "Network".

For instructions on connecting your device to IllinoisNet_Guest click here and scroll to "Connect A Device".

If you need any assistance with connecting your device to IllinoisNet_Guest, submit a help request.