The Department of Residence Life offers In-Room Phone lines!
You mean there's not a phone automatically connected in my room?
Since the Fall 2007 semester, Truman no longer provides a room phone as part of the standard room and board fees for the Residence Halls. However, phones WILL still be provided in all of our apartment complexes and in the hallway on each floor of every Residence Hall.
So how do I get a phone line connected in my room?
If you wish to have phone service for an additional $100 annually in your room, simply indicate so on the Housing Contract, or send an email to ResLife@truman.edu. Be sure to include your name, student ID, and campus address. This service must be cancelled prior to August 1 in order to receive a refund. Residence Life DOES NOT provide telephone units for individual room use.
Why did Residence Life stop automatically putting phone lines in the rooms?
The decision to phase out phone service in the residence hall rooms was not made without several years of assessment. Ultimately, the decision was made when our survey data indicated that 90% of on-campus students were using their mobile phones as their primary means of communication. The decreased number of phone lines has allowed Residence Life to re-allocate a significant amount of money to better serve our on-campus residents.
As students continue to rely on mobile phones as their primary means of communication, reception and service becomes an increasingly important factor when considering which provider to choose. While Residence Life does not support any one provider we can share with you the results of student feedback on reception between the carriers in Kirksville. (survey results Spring 2007)
(# of respondents)
|My cell phone has great reception everywhere on campus||My cell phone has good reception everywhere on campus||My cell phone has poor reception on campus||My cell phone does not have good reception anywhere on campus|
|U.S. Cellular (54)||57%||41%||2%||0%|