Dorm room telephones

Local telephone service is not provided for students living in University of Delaware residence halls. For public safety needs, emergency telephones are located in hallways of the residence halls.

The University encourages students to bring individual mobile phone service for personal calling and explore the many available Internet based voice and video calling services, including GoogleChat on

Private residence hall telephone service (local calling only) can be activated by request.

Students requesting phone service should send email to UD with the following information:

  • Student name
  • UD ID
  • Dorm name
  • Room number
  • University of Delaware email address
  • Contact phone number or private email address (How can we reach you in the event there is a question on your order?)
Students must know their room number before ordering service. Missing information on the email sent to UD Telephone Services will delay the installation of the phone service to the room. All charges will be billed through your student account.
Fees (non-refundable):

  • Phone line service fee (covers single line telephone device, installation, and service for fall, winter, and spring semesters)--$300.00.
  • Phone line move--$100.00.

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