Core Services: Telephone Services
CIT provides telecommunication services for Calvin's campus. If you are having problems with your Calvin-owned telephone, the telelphone 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.)
- Dial x6-3333 to reach Calvin College Campus Safety 24-hour assistance.
- Dial 911 to reach Grand Rapids 911 Emergency.
- Dial x6-8880 to reach Calvin College Silent Observer.
Telephones in faculty and staff offices
When you start at Calvin, you will be issued a Calvin phone number and an Audix account for voice-mail. You will receive this information from the HelpDesk (please call or stop by the HelpDesk if you need your phone/Audix info).
Budget officers can approve the purchase and use of cell phones for Calvin employees for business use.
If you are moving offices, 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.