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Building Security Policy

  • Normal operating hours for campus buildings are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, when classes are in session. With the exception of the library and art gallery, buildings are closed on weekends, unless used for scheduled classes or special events.
  • Any person utilizing their key(s) to access a building(s) outside of the normal operating hours should inform Physical Plant staff, ext. 273, of your access to the building. Please check to make sure doors close and lock behind you as you enter and depart secured buildings. Some doors may not secure properly unless pulled or pushed shut.
  • Buildings opened for events outside of normal operating hours will be secured as soon as possible after completion of the event. Additionally, reasonable access will be provided for preparation, set-up and other such activities.
  • If a building needs to be opened for an approved event, the director of safety/security and the director of special facilities must be notified at least two weeks in advance.

Scheduled Closing

A scheduled closing occurs when the campus is closed in observance of a designated holiday. In accordance with Indiana University policy, the designated holidays are: 

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Additional scheduled closings include the workdays between Christmas Day and New Year's Day, weekend days preceding a Monday holiday and weekend days following a Friday holiday.

All buildings will be closed and locked during scheduled closings. Faculty and staff who require access to buildings during scheduled closings must:

  • Obtain advance approval from their supervisor.
  • The supervisor should forward the request to the Vice Chancellor of Administration.
  • Upon entering a building during scheduled closings, the staff and faculty must notify Physical Plant staff at ext. 273.
  • Ensure that doors are closed and locked as they enter and depart secured buildings. Some doors may not secure properly unless pulled or pushed shut.

The campus will be staffed with physical plant personnel who provide facility support and security. No events, campus-sponsored or otherwise, will be permitted when the campus is closed.

Emergency Closing

  • Emergency closings are unscheduled and may relate to weather, health, safety or other threatening situations which create concern for campus employees and students.
  • Only authorized and essential personnel, as designated by the Chancellor and/or Vice Chancellor for Administration, will be on campus during emergency closings.
  • When emergency conditions exist, employees not authorized as essential personnel may be held personally liable for injury or damage if they remain on campus.
  • Exceptions to this policy may only be authorized by the Chancellor or the Vice Chancellor for Administration.

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