Locking and Unlocking of University Lecture Rooms

Unless explicit written approval has been obtained from the Office of Academic Scheduling, all University Lecture Rooms (including those with omni-locks installed) are to be kept unlocked and available for use Monday – Friday from 0700-2200 (except YUH 124 and DH).

If a University Lecture Room is locked, depending on the time of day, departments are to contact one of the following service groups to have the room unlocked:

  • Call FD&O Customer Service at 408-924-1990 during regular business hours Monday to Friday, between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • If you are not able to reach FD&O Customer Service, please call the Office of Undergraduate Education at 408-924-2447 (between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., closed for lunch from 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.). Please allow the office staff a 10-15 minute response time.

  • All other hours, including weekends, please contact University Police Department (UPD) at 408-924-2222.

  • Faculty and Staff teaching in Duncan Hall 135 are encouraged to obtain a key card access (S2 lock) by completing the Card & Key Request form from Facilities Development and Operations Forms and Resources page.



To improve safety, academic building doors that face the streets bordering the campus will lock at 6:15 p.m. Monday - Friday. Doors facing the interior of the university will remain open to 10:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.  Building Access website has been developed to provide information about building access including a map of which doors lock at 6:15 p.m.