List of Services


Telephone Service

Departmental line requests and maintenance is requested through SAP. If you do not have SAP access, click on Request Services at the top of this page. On-campus calls are made by dialing the last 4 digits of the phone number. For residential students, a campus phone number can be assigned to a room at no charge. To request phone service, email telcom@olemiss.edu or call 662-915-5922. Telecommunications will need to know your name, student ID, and your hall and room number. Students are encouraged to have a phone in their room in case of emergency.

Additional Phone Features (Faculty and Staff only)

    Voice mail: Telecommunications offers three different types of voice mail. For more information click on Voice Mail.
    • Standard - Voice mail will pick up after three rings. The cost for standard voice mail is $2 per month and is billed annually to the department.
    • Alternative - Voice mail will only pick up if turned on manually by the user. The cost for standard voice mail is $2 per month and is billed annually to the department.
    • POP - - Voice mails will be sent to email as an audio file. The cost for POP voice mail is $7 per month and is billed annually to the department.

    Caller ID: Will display incoming phone number for off campus calls and will display the extension, building and room number for on campus calls. The cost for caller ID is $7.50 per month and is billed annually to the department.

    EC500 (extension to cellular): With this feature turned on you can answer your campus telephone calls on your cell phone and transfer them between your desk phone and cell phone, all transparent to the end-caller. With EC 500, you no longer have to give out your cell phone number because when you make a call, your desk number appears. The end caller does not see your cell phone number.

    Any one that has subscribed for the EC500 service can activate/deactivate this feature by using a programmed hot key on their desk phone. The service can also be activated from the cellular phone by dialing 915-1743 and deactivated by dialing 915-1844. No monthly fee is charged for this service. There is a one-time programming fee of $35.
    The EC500 service requires a local cell phone and digital phone service.

    To request features click on Request Services at the top of this page.

Long Distance Service

All campus phones are restricted from making long distance calls. Faculty, staff, and students can apply for their own access code by click on Request Services at the top of this page.

Faculty and staff can apply for a departmental and a personal long distance code. A departmental code is used for departmental calls and is billed to the department. A personal code is used for personal calls and the charge is payroll deducted. Call detail for long distance calls is available in myolemiss, or for more detail, click on telephone services. Student's long distance calls are charged to their bursar account.

For phone dialing instruction, click here .

Directory Assistance

Campus automated directory assistance is available by dialing 8411 on campus and 662-915-8411 from off campus. You can automatically receive faculty, staff and department phone numbers through this automated system, 24 hours a day.

Cable TV

The Telecommunications Center runs its own cable TV system for the campus community and offers a complete line up of cable television channels. Basic channels are provided to each resident and additional channels are available to purchase. Cable service is billed monthly to the student's bursar account. Students can sign up for cable service online. Residents in The Village should contact Metrocast Cable for cable TV service. Departments can request cable TV through SAP.

Audio Conference Calling

The University offers two audio conference options accessed by telephone. To schedule a conference call Service, email telcom@olemiss.edu or click on Request Services at the top of this page.

  • Meet-Me Conferencing Service can host up to six participants without using an outside vendor and the cost is only $20 per call. You will need to provide the date and time of your conference, the number of participants, and a department account number for billing. You will be given a University extension and an access code in order to join the conference call. The participants will be given a toll free number and an access code to participant in the call.

  • University Conferencing Service can accommodate any number of conference call participants. The cost will be $0.03 per minute, per user, plus taxes. You will need to provide the date and time of your conference, the number of participants, and a department account number for billing.

    The University also offers reservationless conference call service. With this service, you can host instant conference calls whenever you need without pre-scheduling. Your service is always active and ready to use, just call your dedicated conference number, conference code and host code to initiate a call.


Free Conference Phone Loan

The University can provide an Analog Polycom Conference Phone that can be used to make conference calls, with multiple callers to listen and/or talk on the same call. This free service can be requested by submitting an SAP notification, or for non SAP users go to Request Services. The conference phone can be picked up and returned to Baxter Hall.

Network Access: Faculty, Staff and Students

Wired and wireless network access is provided to all departments on campus. Additional network outlets should be requested through an SAP notification. Residence halls have both wired and wireless connections. However, only wireless access is provided to The Village residents.

Network Access: Camps and Conferences

University sponsored camp and conference attendees may be issued a guest account on the Ole Miss network for access during their time on campus. Camps and conferences generate additional traffic on the campus network that results in costs to UM. To offset these costs Telecommunications will bill the sponsoring department a guest fee of $1.00 per day per account. To request access for your camp or conference please visit: http://wifi.olemiss.edu/guestservices.html