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University Telephone System

Dialing Instructions

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Telephone Number Formats

Numbers with prefix "243" appear as 3-xxxx
Numbers with prefix "924" appear as 4-xxxx
Numbers with prefix "982" appear as 2-xxxx
Numbers with prefix "297" appear as 7-xxxx

If you are trying to reach: Dial:
Police, Fire, Rescue 911 or 9 + 911 (both acceptable)
PLEASE NOTE: In the event that you dial 9-1-1 by mistake, please stay on the line and tell the emergency operator that you have called in error. Abandoned calls can result in a first responder being dispatched to the origin of the call to insure there is no emergency.
Internal Calls (inside UVa) Dial the 5-digit extension (2-xxxx, 3-xxxx, 4-xxxx, or 7-xxxx)
Local Calls (outside UVa) Dial 9 + the seven-digit local number of the party you are calling
Direct Dial Long Distance Calls — US and Canada Dial 9 + 1 + area code + the seven digit number of the party you are calling. If prompted enter FAC followed by # sign. * Note for faxing
Direct Dial Long Distance Calls — International Dial 9 + 011 + country code + city code + local telephone number of the party you are calling. When prompted enter FAC followed by # sign.
PLEASE NOTE: When dialing country codes in Europe, do not dial the beginning "0". (List of country codes and rates.) * Note for faxing
Faxing Long Distance and International with FAC code Many fax machines will prevent entering a FAC code if using the Send button to dial. Instead, off hook dialing must be used to dial the telephone number and FAC code manually. Buttons on the fax machine labeled Hook Switch, Monitor, or Speaker will allow on hook dialing. If not available, consult your user manual to find out how to use this feature with your fax machine. Dial the requested number, then enter the FAC and press #. Wait for the far end to start ringing, then press "Start" on your fax machine.
Toll-Free Numbers Dial 9 + 1 + Toll Free Number.
Long-Distance Directory Assistance Dial 9 + 1 + area code + 555-1212. If prompted enter FAC followed by # sign.
Local Directory Assistance — Arvonia, Charlottesville, Crozet, Fork Union, Gordonsville, Greenwood, Lovingston, Palmyra, Ruckersville, Schuyler, Scottsville, Stanardsville Dial 9 + 411.
Local 540 areas such as Nelson, Orange, Afton, Gordonsville and Greenwood Dial the full number, including the 540 area code. Do not use a 1 before the area code. This includes the number ranges of 540-832-XXXX, 540-456-XXXX and 540-406-XXXX. These are still local numbers and will not incur a long distance charge.
900 Number Calls Cannot be placed.
Student Directory Assistance (Student Locator) Within UVa, dial 4-3363; outside UVa, dial 434-924-3363.
UVa and Health System Directory Assistance

Within UVa, dial 0. Outside UVa, dial 434-924-0311 for UVa information and 434-924-0211 for Health System information.

Analog Dialing Quick Reference Guide

If you are trying to: Dial:
Place Local Calls Dial 9 + 7 digit phone number
Place Long Distance Calls Dial 9 + 1 + 10 digit phone number
Place a Call on Hold
  • While on an active call, perform a hookflash (quickly press and release the hookswitch) or press the flash button
  • Dial *68
  • Press # to park the call against your own extension number
Park a Call (for retrieval from another extension)
  • While on an active call, perform a hookflash (quickly press and release the hookswitch) or press the flash button
  • Dial *68
  • Enter the extension number where you wish to park the call followed by #
  • Hang up
Pick-up a Parked Call
  • Dial *88
  • Enter the 5-digit extension where the call is parked
Transfer a Call
  • While on an active call, perform a hookflash (quickly press and release the hookswitch) or press the flash button
  • Dial the 5-digit extension you would like to transfer to
  • Wait to announce the call if desired or
  • Hang up
3-Way Calling
  • While on a call, perform a hookflash (quickly press and release the hookswitch) or press the flash button
  • Dial the extension or external number you wish to conference in
  • Perform a hookflash (quickly press and release the hookswitch) or press the flash button
  • All 3 parties will be conferenced in together
Check Voicemail
  • Dial *86 or dial 4-4000
  • Enter your password followed by the # sign
  • Follow the prompts

Dialing Information for Remote Sites

Remote Site  
Orange Medical Center Dialing Instructions

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