Each student receives a key to their room when they move into a residence hall. For security reasons each student must keep their room and other doors locked at all times. If a member of the College staff (Campus Police, Facilities Management) finds a student room unlocked while attending to routine business in the hall the staff member will lock the student doors. In addition, each student must carry their keys with them and may not lend them to someone else. Keys must be returned to the Office of Residential Life when students vacate their rooms. There is a fee for failure to return keys.

Exterior Doors and the One Card System

Exterior doors to residence halls are locked at all times and may be accessed through the One Card system. If your One Card is lost or stolen, please report it to Campus Police and/or the Auxiliary Services Office immediately. To replace your One Card, go to the Auxiliary Services office located in Central Services. Students are not allowed to loan their One Card to visitors or other students.

Lost Keys

If a student loses their key, they must report the loss to the Office of Residential Life, who will order a new key from Facilities Management. New keys may be picked up Monday through Friday between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM at the Kohler Building off Morgan Street. Students must pay for the new key at the time of pickup. Students must show an identification card when picking up new keys. Lost post office keys should be reported to the College Post Office to arrange for a replacement. If a student who has lost their keys suspects that an individual unassociated with the College has them, they are expected to have the lock of their  room changed. This type of incident should be reported to the Campus Police Office.

Lock Change Fee: If the keys are lost with no concern that a theft has occurred or that the keys are in someone else's possession, the student should report this to the Office of Residential Life, who will ask the Department of Facilities Management to change the lock core. Students requesting this service will be charged a fee. The fee is lower if the change is made during office hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This charge appears on the student's bill. If there are two students residing in a room, the cost for the lock change can be shared.

Replacement Costs

  • Room key $5
  • Closet key $5
  • Recore charge $45


See our Lockout Policies and Procedures.