UFV's main telephone number is 604-504-7441 and our switchboard is associated with this number. Callers in the Chilliwack area can also dial 604-792-0025 to be automatically redirected to the Abbotsford switchboard.
Switchboard hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday.
Note: The UFV campuses in Hope and at the Abbotsford Airport are not directly connected to the larger UFV telephone system. Directory listings for faculty and staff at each of these campuses will display the 10 digit telephone number associated with these two locations.
The UFV directory is searchable by name or by department.
Each listing displays the local(s) assigned to an individual, or if the person is on leave. Some entries also display a prefix in brackets before the extension. These extensions can be dialed directly by an outside caller and will bypass the automated attendant.
The area code for all direct in extensions is 604. For any listing that does not have a direct in prefix, the outside caller must dial 604-504-7441 and enter the extension number when prompted.
If the faculty or staff member has a voicemail box, the information is also shown in the directory. If they have chosen not to use UFV voicemail, the column will be left blank.
IT Services assigns a voicemail box number and sends setup instructions once your computer account request is sent to the IT Services Help Desk.
Follow the voicemail tutorial on your phone to set up your 6-digit passcode, record your greeting, and establish a name for your mailbox.
Download the voicemail setup (PDF) for common voicemail procedures and key functions.
After entering your mailbox, press U for User Options Menu and either N for Name Menu or P for Passcode.
Before you leave, please change your voicemail greeting to inform callers of your absence. Extended absence greetings prevent callers from leaving a message in your mailbox while it is enabled.
While you are gone, if you receive a voice message that is not accessed within the next 14 days, the message will be automatically deleted from the system and is not recoverable.
If you are going to be away from your office for more than 2 weeks, please include information in your greeting stating the length of time you will be away and suggest an alternative person to contact.