Normal Closing Hours:
Normal closing hours in the academic complex will be tied to the closing time of the library. Monday through Thursday the library closes at 11:30 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday the library closes at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, the library closes at 10:30 p.m. During final exam week the library closes at 1:00 a.m. When classes are not in session, the Library closes at 4:30 p.m. Academic complex closing hours may be modified to accommodate special events. All other buildings will close at the times listed below.
Student Center M-Th, 11 p.m. F-Sat., 12 a.m.
10 p.m. When school not in session, 4:30 p.m. Sports & Activity Center M-Th, 9 p.m. F, 6
p.m., Sat., 12-4 p.m., Sun., 4-7 p.m. When school not in session, 4:30 p.m. Tallent
Hall (except Police Dept.) After last continuing education class (9-10 p.m. at
latest) University Police Department 3:00 a.m. Preschool and Children's Center 5:00
p.m. Physical Plant 4:30 p.m. Power Plant Generally staffed 24 hours per day Animal
Care/Greenhouse 4:30 p.m. Regional Staff Development Center 4:30 p.m.
Faculty and staff may use their offices or areas of responsibility at any time; however, University facilities may only be used for University business.
Students must be specifically authorized by a department representative in order to use that department's facilities after hours. A two-tiered authorization system will be used. Most students will be receive "Level 1" access which will allow them to remain in the facility until 2:00 a.m. Some students will receive "Level 2" access which will allow them access at all hours. Only those students who will regularly need access past 2:00 a.m. will be considered for Level 2 access. Level 2 access will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
Card System Procedures:
By the end of the
second week of each term, departments will supply University Police with a
roster of students authorized to use their facilities after hours. The roster
will include; Name, Access Level, specifically approved area(s), and expiration
date, if prior to end of semester. (See Appendix B.) By the end of the third
week of each term, University Police will issue access cards to the departments
for distribution to their students. Departments may authorize additional
students throughout the term as the need arises. In such cases, the University
Police will issue access cards as soon as possible.
All students must
possess an access card and a valid picture ID in order to gain entry to or
remain in a building after hours. To gain access to a building after hours
students must contact University Police by phone or in person to request a key
assist. Only University Police officers may admit students to a building after
hours. Students working in a building after hours are not to let anyone else in
the building. Students violating this policy may have their after hours
If areas will be
used after hours, the departments in charge of the areas must develop and post
guidelines for the after hour use of those areas. Guidelines must be posted in
a conspicuous location at or near the entrance to the area. For safety reasons,
hazardous activities undertaken after hours require the presence of at least
two people. Working with hazardous chemicals in a lab, welding, or using power
tools are examples of hazardous activities. Guidelines must contain the
person(s) in charge of the area.
2) Faculty/Staff Emergency Contact Numbers (home telephone numbers.)
3) Specific rules for after hours use of the area.
4) Hazardous Activities that require the presence of at least two people.
5) Hazardous Activities that may not be performed after hours.
departments must ensure that students, faculty and staff adhere to the guidelines
and are properly trained and checked out on hazardous activities they will be
The University's parking lots close at 2:00 a.m. Faculty, staff, and students who are parked in the lots after 2:00 a.m. will be subject to being ticketed unless University Police Dispatch is notified at x2455 prior to 2:00 a.m. There will be no exceptions to this policy.
Departmental Action Steps
Step 1. Submit a roster of students requiring access to departmental facilities after hours to University Police at Tallent Hall. See Appendix B for required information. Rosters may be submitted in alternative formats as long as all information is provided.
Step 2. Develop and post guidelines for after hours use of each area where access after hours will be allowed. Guidelines are to be posted at or near the entrance to the area. Include emergency contact information, specific rules for the area, and indicate hazardous activities that are permitted and those that are prohibited.
Step 3. Ensure that faculty, staff and students are properly trained to conduct the hazardous activities they will be doing after hours.
After Hours Facility Usage
Access Level 1 or 2
Authorized Areas Bldg./Room
* If prior to end of current semester. Photocopy if more forms needed.