Residence Hall Access

Room and Hall Keys

Room keys are issued to residents when they move into the unit. Some units may also require a front-door key, which will be issued to students when they move into the unit. The loss of a key must be reported to the Office of Student Affairs as soon as possible.

  • If a room key is lost during the academic year, a $50 charge will be assessed to the person(s) assigned to that room.
  • If a front-door key to a residence location housing seven or fewer persons is lost, the front-door lock also will be replaced at a charge of $50 plus $5 for each key needed in addition to the customary two that are provided with a new lock.
  • If one or both keys are not returned when a student changes rooms or leaves the College, a $200 charge will be assessed to the person(s) assigned to that room.

The Office of Student Affairs issues replacement keys. Charges for core replacements are assessed each time a lock change becomes necessary. Payment for the service can be made at the time of the report of the missing key, or the fee can be assessed to the student's account.

Possession or use of any key by anyone other than the person to whom it has been issued is not allowed and will result in disciplinary action.

Electronic Access

All residence locations except various overflow houses are accessed using the student ID card rather than a regular key. For these areas, loss of the student ID card must be reported immediately to Campus Safety and Police so that the lost card can be deactivated and a new one issued.

Room Lockout Policy

Those who lock themselves out of their rooms should request assistance from a member of the residence-life staff within their building/area community, or, during duty hours, the RA on duty within the building or area. Fines may be imposed for multiple occurrences.

Should no members of the residence-life staff be available to help in the event of a lockout, Campus Safety and Police should be called for assistance. Campus Safety and Police will not respond to a lockout call in a particular location during the period of time each evening that residence-life staff are on duty in that building (8:00 p.m.-midnight Sundays through Thursdays and 10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays).