Student Long Distance Services
Student Long Distance Service No Longer Available
As of the summer of 2012, Kenyon no longer provides local or long distance phone service from student residence hall rooms. Usage studies over several years show that fewer and fewer students use their room phones, primarily because of the increasing popularity of cell phones and Skype. Last spring, the Housing and Dining Committee of Student Council (as well as the entire Student Council) reviewed and approved a proposal to remove the phones. Removing the telephones will create significant cost savings that are targeted to purchase more internet bandwidth.
Phones will be available in certain public areas of each residence hall. From these phones you can call 911, make long distance calls using calling cards, and place 800 number calls. However, the phones do not accept incoming calls. Many Kenyon students use the computer program Skype, a free service, to replace telephone calls and the Helpline can help you install Skype on your computer.
Students with a justifiable need for a residence hall room phone can apply to have one installed Examples of a justifiable need are: students who cannot obtain a cell phone; and students who need special technology due to a disability. If you can demonstrate a justifiable need, go to:
http://lbis.kenyon.edu/forms/telephone-request and complete the online form.
Questions regarding telephones can be directed to: Bev Actis, Telecommunications Coordinator, at 740-427-5703 or email@example.com.