Each student room has a telephone that can be dialed directly. There is a small charge for telephone service at the beginning of each semester. The telephone number will be mailed to the student with the room assignment in late July. A personal voice mailbox will be available for each student at no extra charge. Each student may apply for an authorization code number that enables the student to make direct-dial long distance telephone calls from the room phone. The student will then receive a monthly bill for long distance calls. The long distance calls go over the College telephone network. Students are charged a flat rate per minute for domestic calls (based on time of day). International direct dial is also available. AT&T is the default operator service for Grinnell College. For alternative operator or calling card service, students need only dial the carrier’s access number. The College has its own PBX system and an operator is on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For information, call 641-269-4000. The Office of Safety and Security can be reached at 641-269-4600 for emergency messages.