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Telephone Services

CIT provides telecommunication services for Calvin's campus. If you are having problems with your Calvin-owned telephone, the telephone jack in your room, or need to request a change to your telephone, contact the HelpDesk (x6-8555). Please indicate the nature of your problem and give your name, telephone number, building name, and room number.

Emergency (Medical, Fire, Police, etc.)

  1. Dial x6-3333 to reach Calvin College Campus Safety 24-hour assistance.
  2. Please do not dial 911. Always call Campus Safety in the event of an emergency.
  3. Dial x6-8880 to reach Calvin College Silent Observer.


Telephones in faculty and staff officestelephone

When you start at Calvin, you will be issued a Calvin phone number and a CallXpress voicemail account. You will receive this information from the HelpDesk (please call or stop by the HelpDesk if you need your phone/voicemail information).

Budget officers can cell phoneapprove the purchase and use of cell phones for Calvin employees for business use.

If you are moving offices, please do not move your telephone.

Telephones in residence halls and apartments

Each room and apartment is equipped with one analog phone and multiple phone jacks to which students may connect one answering machine and portable phone. Call-wating is on all residential phones. Local calling is provided at no charge. A calling card is necessary to place long distance calls from any campus telephone. Calling cards may be purchased at the Campus Store.

Telephone services to the room will be suspended and disciplinary action will be taken for tampering with or altering present equipment. All equipment must remain in the room. Charges will be incurred for broken or missing equipment.

Telephone FAQ and documentation

General Telephone Instructions

User Guides to the Telephones on Campus
Guide for 64xx phonesiPhone

How to connect smartphones to Calvin's network

Conference Calling (faculty & staff)

Calvin's Telephone Rate Plan

Calvin's Personal Technology Purchase Programs
Find out about Calvin Telecommunications vendors and available discounts for Calvin employees and students.

Cabling Standards
Contractors should download this PDF for the cabling requirements.