Gadgets in Your Room

We love gadgets, (I mean, we are the Division of IT after all!), but there are a few important things to remember when bringing along your gaming systems and TVs. Read the following guidelines to make sure your devices work as desired.

Mizzou Cable

Cable Television Remote
MU offers Mizzou Cable TV in the residence hall rooms and common areas. However, an HDTV set with QAM Tuner is required (the box should tell you if it has a QAM tuner or you can check the specs online). So, when you’ve finished your homework, there will be 90 educational, entertainment, news, and foreign language channels just a remote click away.

The first time you connect your TV to Mizzou Cable, you will have to run a channel scan.


Smart TVs and Entertainment Devices

Smart Television
If you bring a Smart TV or a streaming device, be sure that it has an Ethernet port to ensure that it can connect to the campus network. Any devices must connect to the wired network using an Ethernet cable. Please check your device to see if it has an Ethernet port or if an adapter is available.


Gaming Systems

Student playing video games
If you bring a gaming system, be sure that it has an Ethernet port to ensure that it can connect to the campus network. Any devices must connect to the wired network using an Ethernet cable. Please check your device to see if it has an Ethernet port or if an adapter is available. Don’t forget to bring a wired switch and surge protector!


Wired Switches

Network Switch
If you are bringing multiple devices (laptops, gaming systems, etc.) a wired router is a good idea as long as the wireless signal is disabled. Ethernet switches and wifi routers are not permitted.


Smart Speakers and Voice-Controlled Devices

Smart Speaker
If you bring a voice controlled devices such as Echo, Echo Dot, or Tap, be sure that it has an Ethernet port to ensure that it can connect to the campus network. Any devices must connect to the wired network using an Ethernet cable. Please check your device to see if it has an Ethernet port or if an adapter is available.


Personal Printers

Personal Printer Icon
Bringing a personal printer is not necessary. All residence hall groups have campus printers available for student use. Students are granted a $17.50 print allowance per semester, which is about 350 pages (black only). Additional prints will be charged to your student account. If you think 350 pages will not be sufficient, you may want to consider a personal, wired printer.