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Security and Keys


You check out office, elevator, and building keys from HR in 5211A McGill Hall. Department employees do not pay a key deposit but will incur a key replacement fee for lost keys. All non-employees, including visitors and students, pay a $20 for a building or elevator key (when approved). Keys are the property of the University and must be returned upon departure. Any deposit is refunded at that time. Deposits are forfeit when keys are lost.


McGill Hall is open to the public from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

We strongly recommend that you lock your office door every time you leave your office, even if you only intend to be away for a few minutes. Never prop open a stairwell door when the building is closed.

Alarm Systems

Several areas of the department are equipped with alarm systems, which are set nights and weekends. If you are permitted access to one or more of these areas, the staff will instruct you how to operate the system.