COVID-19 Updates: Fall Semester

Frequently Asked Questions - ID Cards & Building Access

Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions about ID Cards, the access system in general, and about obtaining access to buildings.  Please read through the list below and if you have more questions, feel free to e-mail Public Safety or Facilities Services.

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Building Hours - Card Access & Buildings unlocked by College staff

The majority of academic buildings are controlled by the card access system.

1. Student ID cards have been programmed to open academic buildings during set hours. 

2. Student residence halls have limited access.  Students are assigned access privileges to their own residence hall.  There is an exception for laundry services. 

There are a few buildings that require College staff to manually unlock the doors.  These buildings are: 

Card Care and Replacement

It is important to keep your card with you at all times and protect your card from damage as much as possible.  In the event that your card is lost or damaged, contact the Department of Public Safety Office as soon as possible.   If you find your card, you will need to bring your MiddCard to the Access and Parking Services Office in Public Safety inorder to reactivate your card.  Please note that you will need to keep your card in a safe place while you are away from campus. You will need your card when you return.

Card Access System

The Enhanced Access System uses proximity cards, (access cards) issued by the Department of Public Safety to authorized students, faculty, staff, vendors and guests, to control access to buildings. The system will electronically unlock doors designated and marked as Entrances when an active card with privileges for that building is presented to the card reader mounted beside the door.