Access Authorization Codes

Access authorization codes allow you to make long distance calls from campus extensions.

Access Codes For Students

If you are an Undergraduate or Graduate student, you can obtain an access code that will enable you to use the campus telephone system for long distance calling, and have the calling costs charged to your personal account. To do so, please bring your UID to Room 111 in the IMSS building (263 S. Chester Ave), between 8am and 5pm.

Access Codes for Faculty, Staff, and Post Docs

If you are a Faculty, Staff or Post Doctoral member and wish to obtain an access code for placing long distance calls, submit this form. If you have questions, please contact Vicky Lopez.


Using an Authorization Code to Call

An authorization code allows on-campus users to make long-distance calls and have them billed to a departmental or student account.

  1. All domestic area codes:
    • Dial 9 + 1 + area code + phone number.
    • Wait for a dial tone.
    • Enter your six-digit authorization code.
  2. International calls:
    • Dial 9 + 011 + country code/city code + phone number + # sign.
    • Wait for dial tone.
    • Enter your six-digit authorization code.

Using a Calling Card to Call (No Authorization Code)

  1. Dial 9 + 1 + the toll free number on the back of the calling card.
  2. Continue by following the instructions on the card.