Cable TV and Campus Movies

Davidson provides a standard cable television hookup in all residence hall rooms, apartment living rooms, and hall lounges. CAT-TV includes 121 channels, some of them high-definition, and the channel guide is available on channel 2. View the complete cable television schedule.

Movies at Davidson

The Residence Life Office now offers a movie channel at All students, staff, and faculty may access it through the on-campus network from phones, computers, ipads, etc. An initial 100 movies are loaded in August and will be available through December. In January the line-up will change to a new selection of 100 and will be available through July. Most months there will be 4-8 additional movies added to the line-up. 

Connecting Your TV

Each residence hall room has one cable TV hook-up. If you live in a suite or an apartment, only the common area is activated for cable with the exception of Tomlinson Hall pods, in which both the rooms and lounge have hook-ups.

To connect your TV for the first time on campus, you will need a standard coaxial (coax) cable, available at the college bookstore, and a digital television.  The college does not provide either of these items to students.

To connect:

  • Connect one end of the coax cable to the wall outlet (generally located in the same place as your Ethernet connection)
  • Connect the other end to your television.
  • Plug in your TV and turn it on.
  • Set up your TV. One of the most important steps in this process is to change your input to cable and to run an automatic channel search.
  • After the channel search is complete, tune your TV to one of the available channels to ensure it is working properly.

If you have trouble with your TV hook-up, email the IT Help Desk at or call 704-894-2900.

Report a Problem

For cable outages and problems with your individual connection, contact the Help Desk at 704-894-2900 or email