Keys for all academic, athletic and administration buildings are issued by the Department of FO&M and are to be returned upon completion of use. Keys for dormitories are obtained from the Office of Residential Life in the Basement of North Mass, and for College-owned housing from the Rental Housing Office in 7 Lebanon St.
Key requests should be in written form. Keys will be issued to individuals only upon authorization by departmental chairmen or designated representatives. Records of all persons authorized to approve key issues are updated annually. The authorization should give the building name, room number, and the name of the person who will be carrying the key. Keys will not be sent through the inter-campus mail. To avoid an unnecessary trip, it is suggested that a call be made first (ext. 6-1463) to be sure that a particular key is available. There is a deposit of $10 for all master and submaster keys and $5 for room keys. Payment can be made in the form of Dash, Check or Chart String.
Lost keys should be reported to the Key Desk as well as the Chairman of the department and the Office of Safety and Security.
Requests for lock changes on room doors should be made in writing to the Key Desk stating the reason for the request and supplying an account to charge for the cost. Individuals are not allowed to place their own padlocks on room doors without approval. When a person leaves the College, all keys must be returned to the FO&M Office. Deposits are then refunded via Dash, Check or Chart String. If a key is transferred to another person, a practice which is discouraged for security reasons, the FO&M office should be notified in writing, giving the names of both the person who had the key and the new person responsible.
Facilities Operations and Management
Last Updated: 10/8/08