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Building Access

Contact Facilities for lock/unlocks that occur M - F 8:45am - 5:00pm

Building Access

DPS is responsible for locking and unlocking buildings and doors outside of normal business hours, including the weekends. Access to most University buildings and facilities are limited to members of the University community and authorized visitors. Academic and administrative buildings are locked after normal business hours and all residence halls and dormitories are controlled by card access. Many access points to University buildings and facilities are armed with alarms which register with Public Safety when they are not properly secured. The University Site Protection Department is on call 24/7 to make needed repairs to any part of the security system.


If you need a building unlocked Monday - Friday 8:45am to 5:00pm, please contact Facilities.

a father and daughter carrying personal items into a dormitory on move-in day
All requests received after closing will be processed the following business day.

Building Lock/Unlock Guidelines

  • All requests must be received 24 hours in advance of your event date.
  • Weekend building requests (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday) must be received no later than 12:00pm on the Friday prior.
  • Last-minute requests are discouraged. As the administrative office closes at 5:00pm daily (4:30 in the summer), your request may not be processed in a timely manner to accomodate your event.
  • Cancellations: To cancel your request, you must notify the DPS Communication Center at (609) 258-1000 within 4 hours of your event.
  • If building is not open as requested: Please contact DPS Communication Center at (609) 258-1000 and an officer will be dispatched to you.
Fill out this form to submit a request

Building Unlock/Lock Request Form

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