Faculty/Staff Dialing Information

For information about our phones please see our Faculty/Staff Phones information

Emergency Calls: 24 hours a day

For any emergency (personal injury, fire or police): From WWU office phones 911 or
x3911 (WWU Police)
From residence hall phones
Give your name, location and the nature of the emergency.
911 or
x3911 (WWU Police)
University Police/Public Safety Dispatch (360) 650-3555
EHS Chemical/Biological Emergencies - 24hr pager (360) 650-3064
Employee Assistance Program (877) 313-4455
After Hours EAP (866) 704-6364
Crime & Sexual Assault Services (CASAS) (360) 650-3700
(24hr, students)
Facilities Management (360) 650-3420
For closure or opening announcements during inclement weather: Storm Line:
(360) 650-6500

General Information:

  • The University's principal number is (360) 650-3000.
  • 650-xxxx numbers that begin with 0, 1, 8 or 9 (650-1xxx, etc) are off-campus numbers and are not part of WWU.
  • Extensions that begin with 5000 are on-campus numbers only and cannot be dialed directly from off campus. To reach a 5000 extension from off campus, call the campus switchboard at (360)650-3000 and ask to be connected to the extension.
  • 788-xxxx numbers that begin with 0, 1, 8, and 9 (788-1xxx, etc) are on-campus numbers.

Dialing Guide:

Type of Call How to Dial
Campus Operator x3000
The campus switchboard is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through
Friday and noon to 8 p.m. weekends, except holidays and summer quarter.
Whatcom County Calling Area 9 + 7-digit local number
Prefixes: 201, 220, 223, 224, 255, 296, 303, 305, 306, 312, 318, 319, 325, 332, 354, 366, 371, 380, 383, 384, 389, 392, 393, 398, 410, 441, 483, 506, 510, 526, 527, 543, 592, 594, 595, 599, 617, 603, 647, 650, 656, 671, 676, 684, 685, 714, 715, 733, 734, 738, 739, 744, 746, 752, 756, 758, 762, 763, 778, 788, 812, 815, 820, 831, 920, 922, 927, 933, 935, 937, 961, 966, 988.
Long-Distance Numbers *16 + auth code + 8 + 1 + area code + 7-digit phone number
Information *16 + authorization code + 8 + 1 + area code + 555-1212
800/866/877/888 Numbers 8 + 1 + 800 or 866 or 877 or 888 + 7-digit toll-free number
International Numbers *16 + auth code + 8 + 1 + 011 + country code +
city code + phone number
Operated Assisted Calls 8 + 1 + 0 + 0
Wait for the voice prompt to come on the line, then provide information as it is requested.

NOTE: It is against University policy and state law to use the state telecommunications network to place personal long-distance calls. Anyone placing a personal long-distance call from campus should use a personal telephone calling card, or bill the call to a third party.

Page Updated 03.15.2013