Campus Phones

The Telecommunications Department provides local and long distance service to the entire Morris campus. We have an onsite telephone technician on campus to make our adds, moves, and changes as quick and smooth as possible. Voicemail is provided to the students, staff, and faculty.

Departments are responsible for determining when an employee needs to have access to telephone services and the type of services necessary to fulfill University job responsibilities. Costs related to such services are charged to the department.

Residential Hall Phones

Local Service (campus dial tone) and Voice Mail are provided to each Residence Hall room or apartment. This enables free calling to the Morris local dialing areas and access to long distance calling. The fee for each semester is $14 per student. All students must supply their own phone.

Personal Authorization Codes (PAC)

A student, upon arriving on campus can pickup a personal and confidential seven digit authorization code for long distance calls placed from campus. This PAC can be picked up at the Facilities Management/Telecommunications Office located at 9 Camden Hall (lower level). The code will work from any phone on campus. Each student is billed for all calls made with his/her authorization code. Calls made by the student’s using his/her authorization code are his/her responsibility. Each student is responsible for the security of his/her authorization code. The authorization code should be kept confidential. A lost authorization code should be reported immediately to the Telecommunications Department. Any student misusing an authorization code will be fined $100.00 and may be subject to further disciplinary action.

Billing and Payment

Your monthly telephone statement is mailed to your UMM PO Box around the first of each month. The total amount is entered into you student account. You may pay your bill at the Business Office located on the second floor of Behmler Hall.


$.10 per minute Evenings and weekends
$.15 per minute Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Note: Do not send payments through campus mail.

Obscene or Harassing Calls

If you receive annoying, obscene, abusive, threatening, or harassing calls, follow these suggestions.

Hang up at the first obscene word. Hang up if the caller remains silent the second time you say hello. Remember, YOU control your telephone, not the person calling.

Do not give any information, such as your name or address, until the caller has been properly identified.

Call Campus Police immediately at 320-589-6000 and report the incident. After 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday and weekends, please call the campus officer on duty at 320-208-6500 and a police officer will be dispatched.)

Note: It is a crime under both Minnesota and Federal laws for anyone to make obscene or harassing phone calls.


If a phone in the Residence Halls or apartments is not working, the following procedure should be followed: Test a nearby phone. If it works, try it in place of the broken one. If neither phone works in the jack, the problem is probably in the jack or the phone line feeding it. In this case, notify the Telecommunications Department.

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Note: There is no charge for repairs made to the phone line; however, if a technician is dispatched and finds that the problem is with the telephone or other student provided equipment, a service charge for the technician's time will be billed to the occupants. The technician will not repair or replace student owned equipment.

Campus Offices

All questions regarding telephone repair in faculty, staff and student organization offices should be reported to Facilities Management, 320-589-6100, a telephone technician may be dispatched if necessary.

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Courtesy Phones

Each building has a courtesy phone located near a main door or corridor. You can make local and long distance calls from these phones.

Each parking lot has an emergency phone at the visitors section of the lot. The blue light above each phone helps denote where it is and will light up during an emergency call.

Checkout a Phone

Speaker phones for faculty and staff teleconferencing may be picked up at the Telecommunications Office located on the lower level on Camden Hall, room 9. Note: If you are placing long distance calls from a conference area or seminar room on campus, you will need a 7-digit authorization code which can be obtained from this office as well.

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