Student Phone System

Student Phones

Hooking up your dorm phone

A phone jack is provided in each dorm room. If you would like to have a phone number assigned to you, please create a ticket at Your phone number will be yours throughout your years at NNU.

No special phones are needed in NNU dorms; just about any normal house phone works on the NNU telephone system.

On the wall in your room, there are two blue jacks and a white jack. Plug the phone into the white jack only. (The blue jacks are for computers, and can be damaged if connected incorrectly.)

The white jack should have a number beside it, which is the room location number but it is NOT your personal extension. See more information on this page under Your extension to find out about your personal extension.

Your extension

If you want a room extension, please go to, logging in with your NNU user name a password. Set up a ticket, giving your name, your i.d. number and your location (dorm name and room number). Ask for a room extension to be assigned to you. When the ticket is finished, your phone number will be provided to you. You can have any standard phone for your room. (NNU does not provide student phones.) After your phone number has been set up, you should connect your phone and test it. If you test your phone by dialing from another number and it does not ring to your room, please call the Help Desk at (208)467-8111, or reply to the help ticket you received in your email regarding this phone number. The TMR will then troubleshoot it with you.

Your extension can be used for direct dialed phone calls, or it can be used only as a voice mail box. For more info on this, check out the Student Voice Mail page.

Making a call

When calling an on-campus phone, you only need to dial the last four numbers of the phone number you are calling.

To make an off-campus call, dial ‘9’ then the phone number of the party you are calling.

Long distance service is not provided through your campus phone. We encourage you to purchase a long distance phone card from any local retailer to make long distance calls from your dorm phone.

Long Distance

NNU no longer provides a long distance service to students. Students have shifted the major portion of their phone usage to cell phones. Since long distance carriers have a minimum amount they would charge the University, it has become too expensive to provide long distance to only a few students.

If you do not own a cell phone, the least expensive source for student long distance is a long distance calling card purchased at a retailer such as Paul's, Wal Mart, Costco, or other area retailers.

Receiving off-campus calls

The phone number you are provided by the TMR Help Desk is the number to supply to those trying to call you for this year. If you leave NNU or move to a new room, you will need to notify the TMR so your phone number can be reprogrammed to be available to you.

For information on setting up voice mail -- with or without a phone -- go to the Student Voice Mail page.