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Phone and TV Service

On-campus phone service

Courtesy phones are available in the residence hall lounges and at other locations across campus. 

Any student may still request a local phone line in their room. There is a charge of $100 per year. The line provides local access; calling cards must be used for long distance. The phone extensions do have Caller ID. We can display the number of the caller from off-campus and the name or location and number of on-campus calls. We do not provide voice mail, though you are free to use your own answering machine.

TV service

All residence hall rooms are connected to the campus-wide cable television network. We distribute channel 3, our on-campus channel (produced by our own TV studio as part of the communication program), free of charge to all dormitory rooms.

If you wish to receive other channels in your room, in addition to channel 3, the cost is $100 per semester per connection. You may want to split this cost with roommates. Payment is due at the beginning of each semester. Students who switch rooms or roommates will need to work out the finances among themselves. The business office will not offer credit or transfer payments to a new room.

Regarding channel selection on-campus, we have installed our own satellite dish and the service is similar to what is provided from our local cable TV provider. We provide televisions in the student lounges. Larson Hall receive its signal from the local cable company and have a slightly different channel selection. The channels we receive from the satellite system are listed below.

Channel lineup on campus

  • 2 KTCA - PBS Minneapolis
  • 3 BLC TV
  • 4 WCCO - CBS Minneapolis
  • 5 KSTP - ABC Minneapolis
  • 6 Hallmark
  • 7 CW
  • 8 PBS
  • 9 KMSP Fox 9 Mankato
  • 10 KEYC - CBS Mankato
  • 11 KARE-11 - NBC Minneapolis
  • 12 KARE-11 Weather
  • 13 Nicklodeon 1
  • 15 ABC Family
  • 16 CNN
  • 17 MSNBC
  • 18 Fox News
  • 19 Cartoon Network
  • 20 Comedy Central
  • 21 VH-1
  • 22 Animal Planet
  • 23 National Geographic
  • 24 Learning Channel
  • 25 SCI-FI Channel
  • 26 History Channel
  • 27 Discovery
  • 28 Discovery Health Network
  • 29 Spanish Learning Channel
  • 30 AMC
  • 31 A&E
  • 32 USA Network
  • 33 TBS
  • 34 Lifetime
  • 35 TNT
  • 36 Gameshow Network
  • 37 College Sports TV
  • 38 Big Ten Network
  • 39 NFL Network
  • 40 NBA TV
  • 41 ESPN
  • 42 ESPN-2
  • 43 ESPNews
  • 44 Fox Sports Network
  • 45 ESPN-U
  • 46 ESPN Classics
  • 47 DoItYourself Network
  • 48 Outdoor Network
  • 49 HGTV
  • 50 WGN
  • 51 WFTC Twin Cities
  • 52 Disney
  • 53 Fit TV