Telecommunications and Networking Services

Telecommunications and Networking Systems Division plans, installs, manages, maintains, and coordinates all aspects of telecommunications and networking utilities for the University. This division provides a variety of telephone services to over 5,000 individuals both on and off campus. Such services include: local and long distance telephone service, teleconferencing, telephone installations, moves, repairs and system updates, and voice mail. The Division also provides network services to the entire campus and its outlying clinics. Such services include Internet access, network installation, moves, repairs, monitoring, and system updates.

Computing Resources and Internet Access

On-campus access to our network, which includes gaining access to the Internet, requires registration of your computer to get an IP address. Go to the Network Registration page to register your computer.

Wireless Internet Access

Connecting to WiFi is easy, just choose "UTHSC" from your list of available wireless networks. If you are a member of an eduroam institution then you can join our network via eduroam. Faculty and staff can also request wireless access for guests.

Cisco VPN Client

The Cisco VPN Client is required to use a computer off-campus as if you were actually on-campus, in your office. You can see the directions and download the software for either Windows or Macintosh.


Telecommunications has a digital conference call system that allows you to set up conference calls with as many as 24 people. A unique feature of this system is that there are no garbled conversations or fading voices. Several people can talk and be heard at the same time, and every speaker’s volume is automatically adjusted for listening comfort. Telecommunications will handle the reservation for your call and ensure that the call takes place, and runs smoothly. You have the option to password protect your conference to avoid interruptions by misdials and for privacy.

Inquiries on available programs or reservations for a teleconference can be made through the Telecommunications Office by emailing Requests should include:

  • Date and Time of call
  • Number of participants
  • Length of call
  • Account number and phone number
  • Contact name
  • Password or not

For more information, contact Telecommunications at 448-2222.

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Department of Information Technology Services

877 Madison Ave
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: 901-448-5848
Fax: 901-448-8199