University of Iowa Access Cards
What is an access card?
An access card is used to gain entry into a locked building or room instead of using keys. Some doors use a white proximity card which you hold next to the reader. Other doors use a magnetic stripe reader card, your University ID, which you slide it through the reader like you would your ATM card.
How do I get an access card?
New incoming students who attend orientation will receive their access card with their University id. Students, that did not attend orientation, residing in university housing will receive their access card from the residence hall desk. All other students, faculty and staff can request a card from the Building Coordinator or supervisor.
What are my responsibilities?
- Maintain, secure and be responsible for any access card issued.
- Do not share or loan your card.
- Report loss or theft of access card DPS, Residence Hall desk, supervisor, Building Coordinator, or Facilities Management Access Services.
When do I return my access card?
The card is the property of The University of Iowa. It is non-transferable and must be returned to the University upon request or separation.
All lost or stolen cards should be reported to the Department of Public Safety, Residence Hall desk, supervisor, Building Coordinator, or Facilities Management Access Services. Students residing in residence halls can get a replacement card at the residence hall desk.
Faculty and staff can request a replacement card from the Building Coordinator or supervisor.
Do I need a card for each building?
No. Access for individual buildings can be assigned to the card by the Building Coordinator for the specific building.
For additional information, email Facilities Management Access Services or call the Work Control Center at 335-5071.