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Phone Information for Whitworth University Students

Changes in Student Telephone Services to Begin Fall 2008
Widespread use of cell phones has greatly reduced the use of the university telephone system by on-campus students. Whitworth University, while continuing to provide one phone jack for every current residence-hall room, will no longer assign individual telephone numbers or voicemail boxes to students.

In new construction, jacks will not be delivered to individual rooms. Floor courtesy phones will be available.

Currently, all students living on campus receive basic local telephone service. Each room has one analog telephone jack. Students provide their own phones and answering machines.

Long-Distance Calls
Long-distance calls can be placed from any campus phone using a prepaid long-distance card.

Collect Calls
Do not accept a collect call on a campus telephone. Acceptance of a collect call will result in a $25 fine.

Problem Calls
If you receive an obscene, harassing or threatening call, say nothing and calmly hang up. Notify campus security at x4444.

Dialing Instructions
Emergency 911. If you happen to dial 911 accidentally, stay on the line and inform the person who answers that you misdialed.
Campus Security x4444
On-campus extension Four-digit extension
Off-campus, local 9 + seven-digit number
800 number 9 + 1 + 800 + seven-digit number
Long Distance Use prepaid 1-800 card
Directory Assistance Use prepaid 1-800 card
Credit card Use the 1-800 access number on your card to access your credit card carrier directly.



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