Linfield’s cable service provider is XFINITY by Comcast. Comcast scrambles its cable signal to protect from cable theft, forcing anyone using their service to use a cable box to unscramble the signal.
All Linfield students living in College housing (residence halls, apartments and fraternities) can check out a cable box from XFINITY free of charge to use in their room or apartment. During orientation, we invite XFINITIY technicians to come to campus and check out cable boxes to students to make it easier for those students who want to use a cable box. Cable boxes are checked out directly to students, making them their responsibility. If a cable box is lost or broken, XFINITY will charge the student to replace it.
XFINITY representatives will be on campus at the Walker Courtyard to check out cable boxes to residential students 11am-4pm on:
To check out a cable box any other time of year students must go to Comcast’s McMinnville location at 4025 Nimbus Loop, McMinnville, OR 97128. Students will need:
Yes. If you currently have an XFINITY cable box checked out to you under your name and are staying on campus for the summer, you are able to keep it with you. Simply pack up your box, cable, and remote and move them with the rest of your belongings to your summer housing. In the Fall, you’ll be able to use them in your Fall housing as well. If your cable box does not work in your new campus location, you may need to contact XFINITY so that they can update your account information.
At the end of Spring semester, XFINITY representatives will schedule hours to return to Linfield for cable box return. For returns at all other times (including Fall and Jan terms) students are encouraged to return cable boxes directly to Comcast's McMinnville office at 4025, Nimbus Loop, McMinnville OR 97128.
In Spring 2017, XFINITY representatives will be at Withnell commons (mail room) during finals week to accept returns of Cable boxes, cables, and remotes from 9am-1pm on:
Yes! If you are interested in getting additional channels, High Definition, high-speed internet, or other options, you can upgrade your service through XFINITY. You will need to pay for any services above and beyond the package provided through Linfield.
If you are a resident experiencing difficulty with your XFINITY cable, follow these steps:
If you have any additional questions pertaining to cable boxes in campus housing, please contact Residence Life Area Director, Kristen Andersen at email@example.com.