Dialing Instructions

List of dialing instructions for on-campus phones.
TO CALLDIAL

On-campus directory assistance

go to www.macalester.edu/directory to search for people or departments

Emergency

911 or 9 + 911

Note: Should you accidentally call 911, please stay on the line and tell the operator you misdialed. It is the policy of 911 to follow up on all calls, unless confirmed otherwise.

Automated Directory

6777 available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Campus Operator

6000 available during regular business hours

On campus

the four digit extension

Macalester extensions from a non-campus phone

651 - 696 + four-digit extension

In area code 320

9 + 320 + seven-digit number (if call does not go through, 
try 9 + 1 + 320 + seven-digit number)

In area code 507

9 + 507 + seven-digit number (if call does not go through, 
try 9 + 1 + 507 + seven-digit number)

In area code 651

9 + seven-digit number

In area code 612

9 + 612 + seven-digit number

In area code 763

9 + 763 + seven-digit number

In area code 952

9 + 952 + seven-digit number

International phone numbers

9 + 0 + 1 + 1 + country code + city code + phone number

International phone numbers with a departmental authorization code

1 + 6 followed by the seven-digit authorization code listen for dialtone then dial 
9 + 0 + 1 + 1 + country code + city code + phone number

Toll free numbers

9 + 1 + toll free number

Long distance, using a calling card

9 + 1 + your card’s toll free number, then follow the voice prompts

Long distance

9 + 1 + area code + seven-digit number

Long distance, using a departmental authorization code

1 + 6 followed by the seven-digit authorization code listen for dialtone then dial 
9 + 1 + area code + seven-digit number

Collect

9 + 0 + area code + seven-digit number

Directory assistance

go to www.dexknows.com, www.switchboard.com and www.phonebook.com or use a calling card or cell phone's service provider