Student Phones and Voicemail

Summary (what you get)

HWS students have optional in-dorm phone and voicemail support. From their room, students can call any on-campus phone (administrative, faculty or other students) by dialing the campus extension.

Services Included

  • A phone jack in the student's dorm room, which includes a campus extension (the last four digits of the phone number) Note: There is only one phone jack for each room, regardless if it's a double or triple, so only one student needs to supply a phone.
  • Optional voicemail subscription. For voicemail subscribers, the mail box number is the same as the campus extension.

What is Not Included

  • Phones are not supplied for students by the Colleges. Students need to bring a touch-tone telephone for their own use. Additionally, maintenance of the phone equipment is the student's responsibility.
  • Student long distance service is not provided. In order to make long distance calls from your room phone, you will need to arrange for your own long distance carrier. You can use any service as long as your dialing begins with a toll-free call to your carrier of choice. You can purchase pre-paid cards at The College Store or a variety of other stores.

Related Information

  • To receive calls from off-campus, if it's a local call the caller can dial 787-XXXX. From long distance the caller must dial the full number, (315) 787-XXXX.
  • Collect or third party calls cannot be made to student phone numbers. These types of calls have been blocked on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges main number and switchboard as well.

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Instructions for dialing from phones on the campus telephone system.


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