Blue Light Telephones


The blue-light telephone network¹ exists for your safety and convenience. The phone locations are marked by a blue light above the phone. The phone is typically located in a grey, weatherproof box. In an emergency press the red button to automatically dial the University Police.

For your convenience, most of these phones are also equipped with a regular telephone keypad (as pictured below). Use the black on/off button and the keypad to dial any 5-digit campus telephone extension, or dial “0” for the campus operator. These phones are located at the entrance to most residence halls and should be used to contact building occupants for entry.


Note that these phones will limit calls to approximately 90 seconds. Please dial again if your call is disconnected.

¹ The blue-light telephones may sometimes be referred to by their trade name, “RamTel” telephones.