The Department of Residence
Life offers In-Room Phone lines!
You mean there's not a phone automatically connected in
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
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
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