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Information technology tools and resources at the UW

Dialing Procedures

Campus Phone to Campus Phone

  • To dial between campus extensions (Seattle, Bothell, or Tacoma Campuses):
    • Dial [5-digit number] (last five (5) digits of telephone number).
  • UW Medical Center (UWMC) is served by a different phone system.   The last 5-digits of their 598 prefix numbers [8-####], and their 7 digit, 744 prefix numbers [744-####] are provisioned to dial as campus numbers.  Do not dial a [9] before these numbers.
  • These area codes and prefixes can be dialed between UW campuses and UW Medicine:
Area Code Prefix
206 221
425 352
206 520
206 543
206 598
206 616
206 685
253 692
206 744
206 897

Off-Campus Calling (non-UW/UWMC number)

To dial a local call from an unrestricted campus telephone:

  1. Press [9].
  2. Dial the 10-digit phone number.

Ten digit dialing is now required for all off-campus local calls.

To dial a long-distance call from an unrestricted campus telephone:

  1. Press [9] then [1] for long-distance access.
  2. Dial the 10-digit phone number.

International number using UWATS:

  1. Dial [9]
  2. Listen for dial tone.
  3. Dial [011].
  4. Dial [country code].
  5. Dial [city code] (omit 0 if first digit).
  6. Dial [local number].
  7. Dial [#]. (NOTE: Do not dial # if international number – excluding 011 – is 12 digits).
  8. Dial [authorization code].

Call Forwarding

Forwards incoming calls to another telephone number.

To forward calls to another UW campus or UWMC number:

  1. Dial [*][7][2]. Wait for dial tone.
  2. Dial 5-digit number.
  3. Wait for three short tones, followed by dial tone.
  4. Hang up.

To forward calls to a non-UW campus telephone number:

  1. Dial [*][7][2]. Wait for dial tone.
  2. Dial [9].
  3. Dial the number to which you are forwarding.
    • Enter the 10-digit number you wish to forward to.
  4. Wait for three short tones, followed by dial tone.
  5. Hang up. 

To cancel Call Forwarding:

  1. Dial [*][7][3].
  2. Wait for three short tones, followed by dial tone.
  3. Hang up.
Last reviewed February 14, 2019