Dialing Instructions

Local Area and 800 Calling

  • To reach a Gustavus number from a campus phone, dial only the last four digits.
  • From personal or off-campus phones it may be necessary to dial the Gustavus prefix 933 and then the 4 digit number. You may also need to add the 507 area code as appropriate.
  • St. Peter and Mankato numbers: Dial 9 + seven-digit telephone number. For example, dial 9 + 934-7420 to reach the St. Peter Public Library. Toll free calls: dial 9 + 1 + toll-free prefix + number.
  • 900 and 500 numbers cannot be placed from campus telephones.
  • There are no charges for local or toll -free calls.

From personal or off-campus phones it may be necessary to dial the Gustavus prefix 933

Directory Assistance

On-Campus Directory Assistance

  • Gustavus Automated Directory Assistance – Dial 6411.
  • Gustavus Gribly - Available online through the campus online directory.
  • Gustavus Operator – Dial 0.

Off-Campus Directory Assistance

  • Dial 9 + 1 + 411. A per call charge will apply for this service. Students- wait for confirmation tone and enter Authorization Code.
  • FREE St. Peter directories may be obtained from the Switchboard Operator. Directories for other areas are in the Gustavus Adolphus Library reference area.

Directory Assistance Web Sites

Long Distance Calls

The most economical way for a student to call is to use a Gustavus Authorization Code Number and dial direct. See Student Telephone Services section regarding how to obtain the code.

Calls may be placed from any student phone with an autorization code. Calls are billed to the code, not the phone number.

To place a long distance call:

  1. Dial 9 + 1 + area code + number.

Students:

  1. Wait for confirmation tone.
  2. Enter Authorization Code.

Staff: Calls will automatically dial through on department office phones.

To place an international call

  1. Dial 9 + 011 + country code + city code + number.
  2. Press the pound (#) key.

Students:

  1. Wait for confirmation tone.
  2. Enter Authorization Code.

Staff: Calls will automatically dial through on department office phones.

To place a call with a calling card

  1. Dial 9 + 0 + area code + number.
  2. Wait for "Bong tone".
  3. Enter calling card number.