Blue Light Phones & Card Access

Blue Light Phones

There are 43 blue light emergency telephones scattered throughout the campus for this purpose. Each provides an instant link with the Department – no dialing is required – and the dispatcher knows immediately where the call is coming from. An officer is always dispatched, even if no words are spoken.

Card Access

A student’s OneCard opens the exterior doors of all residence halls.  Incoming first year and new students are issued a student ID card (OneCard) that is programmed to admit them into their residence hall upon their arrival or during Non-Academic Registration.

Students have 24-hour access to their dorm building, and reduced access hours to other residence halls. Access privileges to academic areas such as labs are granted by the academic department heads and are maintained by Campus Safety.  Access hours to these academic areas are determined by each individual department and are subject to change.

More information about the OneCard can be found at

Office of the Dean of the College