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Access Information

Access Information

Your UCard's primary function, aside from an identification card, is to provide you electronic card access to the over 1600 card readers across campus using a secure smart card (often called "prox") chip inside the card. Various default access is provided based on your status at the University, your residence hall, academic college or major, and type of decal you purchased / ordered.

All faculty, staff and students must carry their UCard with them at all times and immediately surrender their UCard upon request by an authorized University / city official such as Police, Administration, Residence Life Staff, etc. Altering, improperly possessing, or lending a University Identification Card to another person for any reason not expressly authorized by the University is strictly prohibited. A University Identification Card falling into any of these categories may be confiscated by any student, staff or faculty member in the course of his/her charged work responsibility.

The UCAPS Office highly regards the integrity of security on campus, and cannot provide access to many locations without proper approval. The following is a list of Tenant Managers, faculty/staff that have the ability to provide access to doors within their areas. If you require access please contact the following Tenant Manager:

AreaTenant ManagerE-Mail Address
Art and DesignAnna
Athletic ProgramsMichael
Athletic Programs and Tsongas CenterPatricia
Biological SciencesDanielle
Centers for LearningDavid
College of EngineeringGary
Computer ScienceTuyen
CRC Members*Peter
Dean's Office / College Health SciencesDale
Dean's Office / Manning School of BusinessBecky
DifferenceMaker Central
Environmental, Earth & Atmospheric SciencesErica
Life Safety & Emergency Management - Saab ETICCarl
Fabric Discovery CenterCheryl
Information TechnologyKen
Innovation HubTom O'
Innovation Hub - Haverhill CampusStephanie
M2D2Mary Ann
Manning School of BusinessBrian
Music & Sound Recording TechnologyBill
NERVE CenterAdam
Office ServicesScott
Radiation LaboratoryLeo
Residence HallsForrest
Space Science & Technology (LoCSST)Lynne
Student EngagementAdam

*Paid CRC Memberships only; current students, faculty or staff should contact the UCAPS Office for access issues. For access to all other areas, please contact the UCAPS Office at or 978-934-2800. Additional authorization and/or documentation may be required depending on the area.

Saab ETIC Access

All access to labs in Saab ETIC require the completion of Level 2 Safety Training through the Environmental & Emergency Management (EEM) Office. Please contact the Principal Investigator (PI) of the lab you need access to initiate this process. UCAPS cannot set access to any lab in this facility without approval from the PI and EEM.

All access to common areas (exterior doors, corridors, offices) requires the completion of Level 1 Safety Training. This training is simply the receipt and review of a document to familiarize visitors to the facility about evacuation procedures, emergency response, and identification of alarms. Once the document is reviewed, the Level 1 Safety Training log which is located in the administrative office of Saab ETIC must be signed.