Thank you for contacting Slingbox Forum.
I am happy about your Slingbox purchase but you will need a computer at the location of the router and the Slingbox to set it up. This will set up the cable box and remote and the Internet Viewing on the iPad or for you at college. If you have a laptop, you can use that to set it up and take it to college to watch. You can borrow a computer from a friend to set it up. You cannot set it up on the iPad. Here is a link with the information you need:
Hope this helps you! Good luck with your studies.
Have a great day!
Sling Moderation Team