Telephone Basics


Telecommunications & Technology Infrastructure Services has furnished a phone in every office, student dorm room and most common room areas. We ask that you use the University phone as it has a link button that allows proper operation of phone features and has a message waiting light that blinks letting you know you have a message.


General Dialing Instructions

  • University Extensions - Dial the four digit extension
  • University Operator - Dial 0
  • Local exchanges to Sewanee - 236, 361, 386, 392, 458, 469, 598. 599, 636, 649, 962, 967, 968, (256) 448. Dial 9 + seven digits
  • Long Distance Domestic - Dial *999 + Authorization Code + 9 + 1 + Area Code + Number
  • Authorization code from a restricted phone - Dial 9 + 1 + Area Code + Number + Authorization Code
  • Authorization code from office phone (unrestricted) - Dial *999 + Authorization Code + 9 + 1 + Area Code + Number
  • International call from office phone - Dial 9 + 011 + country code + city code + number
  • International call from unrestricted phone - Dial *999 + Authorization Code + 9 + 011 + country code + city code + number
  • Toll Free 800, 887, or 888 calls - Dial 9 + 1 + 8?? + number
  • Collect and Third Number Billed calls - Dial 9 + 0 + Area Code + Number*** Note: 0+ calls or Third Number Billed calls  cannot be billed back to the University. Inbound collect calls cannot be accepted.
  • AT&T Calling card - Dial 9 + 0 + Area Code + Number
  • Other carriers calling cards - Dial the 800 number which is provided by the carrier (usually found on the back of your calling card)
  • BellSouth operator services - Dial 9 + 000
  • AT&T operator services - Dial 9 + 001
  • Emergency Services - Dial 1111 or 911 from any University extension

Click on image for single-line phone functions
Click on the image for multi-line phone functions

Telephone Features
     *(1) Available on office phones  (2) Availabe on student and rental housing phones

Click here for detailed description of all features. Click on the phones above for instructions on how to use or setup the phone features on your phone. Not all phones have the same features.

  • Call Forward (1)
  • Call Hold (1)
  • Call Pickup (1)
  • Call Waiting (1)
  • Conference Calling (1)
  • Extended Rings (1) (2)
  • Last Number Redial (1) (2)
  • Speed Dialing (1) (2)
  • Transfer (1)
  • Wake-Up Call (2)