Over the next few months, everyone nationwide will be required to use 10-digit dialing. Many of our local phone providers are requiring 10-digit dialing this month. When you call anyone within the 865 area code, you will need to use the entire 865-xxx-xxxx phone number; if your campus phone requires you to dial 8 + (the number) for an off-campus number, dial 8 + 865-xxx-xxxx to complete your call. Please note: 5-digit dialing for on-campus calls will not be affected.
In response to increasing national concern over the national suicide rate, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted 988 as a new number to connect calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in the United States. You can also reach the Lifeline by dialing 1-800-273-8255 (TALK).