Cable TV Information

UC Santa Cruz has partnered with Comcast Cable to provide basic cable TV service for on-campus students. Basic Cable TV service is available in each room and comes with your housing package in all residential housing locations except for Merrill A, B and University Town Center (UTC).  Preimum channels, such as HBO and Showtime, are not a part of the basic cable package that is provided to residential students. 

Merrill A and B Residential Halls will be using TV over IP.  TV over IP is available only at these 2 locations.  To access TV over IP, please go to:  For more information about TV over IP, please see our informational sheet and our how to set up your TV for TV over IP.

UTC will be on Direct TV.  We are working hard to get this service up for all residents at that location.  More information will be forth coming.

Basic Cable TV Service

View the list of channels available, or download the Channel Line-Up List [PDF].

Cable TV from Comcast is ready to be used in your room, all you need is:

  • A TV (a digital-TV converter box is not necessary on campus).
  • A coax cable

If you have problems setting up your TV, please see our Troubleshooting section.