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Cable TV and Data Connections

Cable TV

Available in all Villanova residence halls, Xfinity TV is delivered via co-axial cable to each residence hall.  Providing over 100 channels, Students can watch this channel line-up by connecting their TV directly to the co-axial cable jack in their room.  To learn more about the Xfinity Cable TV offering be sure to visit our site about Cable TV on campus.

What You Need to Connect

Students must provide their own coaxial cable cord; which can be obtained at any electronics store or on-line retailer.

Your TV must be able to accept a coax cable input and be equipped with a QAM digital tuner. Most major brand flat screen TVs manufactured after 2006 come equipped with a QAM digital tuner.  QAM is used to receive digital channels without use of a cable box. If your TV isn't supported, you may choose to purchase a set-top QAM Tuner, replace your TV, or elect to exclusively use XFINITY On Campus.

What if I have trouble with my service?
If you have an issue with your cable TV or need assistance in tuning it, please email at or call the UNIT Help Desk at 610-519-7777.  

Wireless Connections

Villanova provides free wireless Internet access throughout the campus. It is readily available in all academic and residence halls to all students, faculty and staff .

Villanova's wireless network SSID is "VUMobile". To connect, simply click on VUMobile on your computers list of available wireless networks and enter in your Villanova user name and password. This will work for any computer running Windows Vista or higher and Mac OS X 10.5 or higher.

Trouble connecting?  Please email UNIT User Support at or call the UNIT Help Desk at 610-519-7777.