Utilities

With the exception of land line telephone service, there is no additional charge for utilities.

Cable Television

All televisions must be equipped with a QAM Tuner. The majority if televisions sold in the last five years have the QAM tuner built in.​ ​Check your television manufacurer's documentation or website to if unsure if your TV has a QAM tuner. Residents must also provide their own coaxial ("coax") cable, ​a 75 Ohm RG-6 coaxial cable with F-type connectors is recommended.​
 
If you do not have a QAM tuner you should purchase a digital-to-analog converter box. Most retail stores that sell televisions will also sell the converter box.  Boxes vary in price from $40 to $100.
 
Televisions will need have their antenna and channel settings updated. Refer to your products owner manual for details.  Programming is typically done by setting your television's antenna to "Cable" (or "CATV, "CATV-IRC"). You will also need to reprogram/scan your TV once you make this change.
 
​More information about Cable TV in the residence halls can be found on the housing website, ​
 
​More information about QAM can be found online at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QAM_(television)​

All televisions must be equipped with a QAM Tuner. The majority if televisions sold in the last five years have the QAM tuner built in.​ ​Check your television manufacturer's documentation or website to verify that your TV has a QAM tuner. Residents will also need a coaxial ("coax") cable, ​a 75 Ohm RG-6 coaxial cable with F-type connectors is recommended, to connect the television to the wall outlet.​

If you do not have a QAM tuner you should purchase a digital-to-analog converter box that has a QAM tuner. Most retail stores that sell televisions will also sell the converter box.  Boxes vary in price from $40 to $100.

The following boxes are known to work:

The following TVs were known not to have a QAM tuner:

  • Element ELEFW231
  • Element ELEFW328
  • RCA LED40C45RQ
  • RCA LED32B30RQ
  • Seiki SE24FT07

Televisions will need have their antenna and channel settings updated. Refer to your products owner manual for details.  Programming is typically done by setting your television's antenna to "Cable" (or "CATV, "CATV-IRC"). You will also need to reprogram/scan your TV once you make this change.

Frequently Asked Questions:

I only have a few channels: 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, and 13. Aren’t there more?

Modern TVs have the ability to auto-tune available channels. Run the auto-tune or channel discovery feature on the TV to properly pick up all channels.

Where do I get a coax cable?

Coaxial (coax) cables are not provided by student housing.  Coaxial cables are available at most electronic retailers. A six (6) feet long cable should be sufficient for students living in the residence halls. A fifteen (15) feet long cable should be sufficient for students living in the apartments.

Can I order pay-per-view or premium services?

No. Pay-per-view and other premium services are not available.

Trash & Recycling

Residents are responsible for taking their trash and recycling down to the trash bins located outside the hall. Hale Aloha, Frear and Wainani F and I residents may also take their trash to the trash chutes located on each floor. Any missing wastebaskets will be charged back to the residents. Due to health and safety reasons, residents may not leave any items (including, but not limited to trash cans/bags, bottles, shoes, hibachis, etc.) in the hallways/lanais outside their rooms/apartments. All trash should be kept inside the resident’s unit until the resident is able to take it to the trash bin or chutes. Residents should keep bathrooms and other common areas clean because excessive trash may result in group charges. Recycling should be carried down to the hall’s recycling area located in each hall and bulky items should be disposed of in the exterior trash bins.