On-Campus Housing

 Campus Cable Channels

Printable Channel list (.pdf)

  • Channel 2 WBBM CBS Chicago  
  • Channel 3 WIFR-DT Digital TV CBS 23  
  • Channel 4 WMAQ-DT Digital TV NBC 5  
  • Channel 5 WMAQ NBC Chicago*   
  • Channel 6 BET     
  • Channel 7 WLS-DT Digital TV ABC 7   
  • Channel 8 Movies
  • Channel 9 WGN TV-DT Digital TV CW 9    
  • Channel 10  WFLD-DT Digital TV (Fox 32 Chicago)  
  • Channel 11  WTTW PBS Chicago   
  • Channel 12  CHN/Local Addition   
  • Channel 13  CNN     
  • Channel 17  Fox News   
  • Channel 18  WSNS TV (Telemundo 44)  
  • Channel 20  Housing BBS-NS Radio-NTC 
  • Channel 21  SCOLA     
  • Channel 22  Teleconferences   
  • Channel 23  WREX Rockford NBC 13* 
  • Channel 24  WLS ABC 7  
  • Channel 25  WGN CW 9  
  • Channel 26  WTTW PBS 11
  • Channel 28  WPWR (UPN 50 Chicago)* 
  • Channel 29  WFLD FOX 32*
  • Channel 30  Comcast SN Chicago
  • Channel 31  ESPN-U
  • Channel 32  ESPN
  • Channel 33  ESPN-2
  • Channel 34  NFL Network
  • Channel 35  NIU Weather
  • Channel 36  TWC The Weather Channel
  • Channel 37  ESPN News
  • Channel 38  (TBA)
  • Channel 39  MTVU
  • Channel 40  Nickelodeon
  • Channel 41  Cartoon Network
  • Channel 43  Animal Planet
  • Channel 44  Food
  • Channel 45  E! Entertainment
  • Channel 46  TNT
  • Channel 47  TBS
  • Channel 48  ABC Family
  • Channel 49  USA
  • Channel 50  AMC Movies
  • Channel 51  Lifetime
  • Channel 52  Oxygen
  • Channel 53  Comedy Central 
  • Channel 54  Spike TV  
  • Channel 55  Fox Movie
  • Channel 56  VH1
  • Channel 57  FX
  • Channel 58  MTV
  • Channel 59  Nat. Geographic
  • Channel 60  History
  • Channel 61  TLC
  • Channel 62  A&E
  • Channel 63  Discovery

Academic buildings receive channels 2 through 36 only.

Digital channels require an ATSC built in tuner or digital converter box.

*analog simulcast