Phonetic Operator System


The phonetic operator (a.k.a Ernestine) is a system for looking up University of Oregon staff, faculty, and department phone numbers.

It's as easy as picking up the phone and asking for the person or department you're looking for; the phonetic operator will connect the call through. See below for more information.


Ernestine can perform the following searches:

Dial From When you say the name, Ernestine will:
0, or
Campus phone Look up number and connect call
Eugene local area phone
Long distance to UO
Look up number and connect call
503-412-3800 Portland local area phone Look up number and connect call

* five digit campus extensions beginning with 6, like 6-0001, may be dialed locally from Eugene as 346-0001 or long distance to Eugene as 541-346-0001.

We encourage you to give it a try!

Have any questions? Check out our questions & answers page.

Technical Support


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