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Residence Hall Technology

Philadelphia University residence halls are equipped with technology to keep students entertained and educated in their time away from class. With wireless Internet and cable TV students are able to keep up to date with their class assignments and favorite television shows.


Wireless Internet in the Residence Halls

Philadelphia University provides wireless Internet in all of the residence halls. Wireless Internet is accessible for all students and members of the University. For directions on how to connect to the University Network visit the Register Device webpage.

(Note: Personal wireless printers are not supported on campus unless plugged in through USB)

Students may also visit the Laptop Clinic in the basement of the Gutman Library to get hands on support for connecting technology to the University wireless Internet. For more wireless support information contact the Technology Help Desk


Wired Connections in the Dorms

For higher-bandwidth devices a "Wired Internet Connection" might be required or recommended. Every dorm room has a wired connection that can be accessed with a normal Ethernet cable. (Sold in the University Bookstore)


Cable TV Information

For information about Cable TV in the dorms and Channel Listings please Click Here to be taken to our Cable TV dedicated page


Cable TV Alternatives

There are a variety of third party solutions available to watch and stream content through your computer or from the Internet onto a TV. These include, but are not limited to:

Netflix Netflix's streaming service for $7.99 a month carries hundreds of movies and TV shows viewable on most mobile devices.
Hulu Hulu has current episodes of TV shows with limited commercials.
Crackle Watch full-length Hollywood movies & TV shows on mobile devices. Free and on demand.
AppleTV Connect to the iTunes Store to have access to current and old TV shows and movies. All in HD. All on your TV.
Roku Use popular services like Hulu, Netflix, HBO GO, and Amazon on Demand through your TV.
HBO GO With any HBO subscription comes HBO GO. A place you can watch all of the content on HBO on most mobile devices.


Phone Policy

There are no hard phone lines in the Residence Halls. Students must use cellphones or Skype to communicate over the telephone.



For further assistance, please contact the Technology Help Desk at 215-951-4648 or by Email at HelpDesk@PhilaU.edu

Technology Help Desk

Questions? Call 215.951.4648 or email HelpDesk@PhilaU.edu