Dialing Instructions and Important Telephone Numbers for South Campus Gateway

Emergency Calls.....9-1-1

Calling Other Columbus Campus Numbers (5-digit dialing):

Main Campus Offices.....Dial 2, 4, 7 or 8 + last 4 digits

South Campus Gateway Apartments.....Dial 8 + last 4 digits

Other Columbus Campus Housing Areas.....Dial 8 + last 4 digits

Wexner Medical Center areas.....Dial 3, 5, or 6 + last 4 digits

University Exchanges for the Columbus Campus:

  • 688 - Residence Halls, Graduate, Professional, and Family Housing, South Campus Gateway Apartments, and Administrative Offices
  • 292 - Administrative Offices
  • 247 - Administrative Offices
  • 514 - Administrative Offices*
  • 293 - Wexner Medical Center
  • 366 - Wexner Medical Center
  • 685 - Wexner Medical Center

*NOTE: These numbers cannot be dialed and reached directly from most off campus phones.

Calling Local, Off Campus Numbers:

Dial 9 + 7 digit number

Calling Toll Free Numbers (800, 866, 877, 888):

Dial 9 + 1 + 10 digit number

Calling Long Distance Numbers:

Domestic Calls to 50 States (No fee when dialing the following way)*

  • Dial 9 + 1 + area code + phone number

Domestic Calls (Using a university Authorization Code - fee applies)*

  • Dial 1, wait for three beeps and dial tone,
  • Enter your 6 digit OSU Auth Code, wait for tone,
  • Enter the area code + phone number

International Calls (Using a university Authorization Code - fee applies)*

*NOTE: All calls placed using an OSU Authorization Code are billable. International calling is an optional service.

  • Dial 1, wait for three beeps and dial tone,
  • Enter your 6 digit OSU Auth Code, wait for tone,
  • Dial 011 + Country Code + City Code + phone number

Calling Directory Information:

Campus Information.....2-6446 or 0
TTY/TDD for hearing impaired.....2-0422

Local and Domestic Long Distance
Information (WiMacTel, Inc.).....1 + Auth Code + 411

International Information (WiMacTel, Inc.).....9 + 0 + 0

Calling the Operator:

Campus Operator.....2-6446 or 0
TTY/TDD for hearing impaired.....2-0422

Local Columbus Operator (WiMacTel, Inc.).....9 + 0

Domestic / International Operator (WiMacTel, Inc.).....9 + 0 + 0

**NOTE: A $1.00 fee applies for local and long distance directory assistance calls

***NOTE: Off campus operator vendors may charge a fee for directory or operator assistance, which must be paid with a personal credit or calling card.

Long Distance Operator Services for Campus Telephone Lines:

Operator services for long distance calls outside of this calling area on campus telephone lines are provided by WiMacTel, Inc. To get rate information for operator-assisted and/or calling card calls, dial 9 + 0 + 0 from your campus telephone line. To reach the WiMacTel, Inc. Customer Care Center, dial 1-888-476-0881 or write to:  WiMacTel, Inc., 2225 E. Bayshore Road, Suite 200, Palo Alto, CA 94303.

You may also access the operator services provider of your choice from your campus telephone. Please contact your preferred vendor for access information. Operator service complaints may be directed to:  The FCC, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau, Consumer Inquiries & Complaints Division, 445 12th St., SW, Washington, DC 20554.