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Phone service in individual residential hall rooms will be available on an opt-in basis only beginning in the fall semester.

Cell phone usage has dramatically increased over the last several years and the number of students who connect a phone in their residential hall room is very small. As a result, in-room telephone service will be available but only to those students who request it. On-campus, 911 and local phone service will be provided but not long distance service.

To request phone service, simply contact the Helpdesk when you come back on campus!

Have a great summer!

ITS Helpdesk

Student Phone System Changes for the Fall | 2 Comments |
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Student Phone System Changes for the Fall Comment from jscott1 on 05/08/08
That is the dumbest idea ever. What if someone has an emergency? They're supposed to call 911? If they call 911 from their cell they're going to get an area 911 instead of public safety, so the response time is going to be longer. What if they've been raped. Or they're at gun point, which leads me to a better question, how come the EMS message went out TWO HOURS after the actual accident. THAT IS TOO LONG!!! What if we had another Virginia Tech on our hands? As soon as it's reported there should be action without hesitation. That's bull.
Student Phone System Changes for the Fall Comment from erugg on 05/08/08
I appreciate your comments but our data shows that very few students actually have a phone in their room now .Only Approximately 100 residential students have phones in their rooms this year. So, the majority of students rely on their cell phones now. The blue light phones around campus will remain the same and all RAs and RDs will have phones in their rooms.