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Technology Services | Residential Student Services

Telephone and Internet Services

These services apply to residential students only. In addition, Technology Services can only work on hardware and software that is owned by the University.

Telephone Service

All residential students are assigned a telephone number on the Trinity telephone system. With this telephone number, students:

  • Are able to dial other students, faculty, or staff on campus using the last 4 digits of the phone number.
  • Have local phone service provided free.
  • Need to purchase or bring a regular telephone.
  • Need a telephone cord to connect the telephone to the wall jack.
  • Long Distance: Students are responsible for selecting and purchasing long-distance service (via toll-free numbers or calling cards).

If you are in Main Hall, Alumnae or Cuvilly residence halls, connect your telephone to the yellow port.

If you are in the Kerby residence hall, connect your telephone to the top two ports.

Your room’s telephone number will be 202-612-5xxx. Dial 8 for outside numbers.

Voice-Mail

All residential students have a voice-mail box on the University voice-mail system.

With the voice-mail system you:

  • Can save up to 20 messages at one time in your voice mail box.
  • Can save messages for up to 10 days.

Connecting to the Network

Students with a computer meeting the minimum computing standards have the option of connecting their computer to the University network either wirelessly or wired. We strongly recommend connecting wirelessly.

To connect using a wired connection in residence halls, students must purchase a Cat5 ethernet cable. These cables can be purchased from Trinity’s bookstore or any local electronics store.

If you are in Main Hall, Alumnae or Cuvilly residence halls, connect your computer to the purple port for network and IPTV. Do not connect to the blue port.

If you are in the Kerby residence hall, connect your computer to the bottom two ports for network and IPTV.

All users must agree to abide by the Technology & Telecommunications policy to connect to Trinity’s Network.


For best service, contact Technology Services using our online Service Request Form. You can also contact us at 202-884-9811. The Technology Services office is located in the basement of Main Hall in office B-20.

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