Building Access Policy

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It is the policy of the College to lock or manage access to campus buildings after prescribed hours. In addition, there are specific procedures to be followed when the College is closed for extended periods.

The following describes the schedule to be adhered to by our security officers when opening and closing the various campus facilities throughout the year.


Normal Business Hours

During normal business hours, the opening and closing schedule for the non-residential campus buildings are as follows:

  • Santa Rita Hall: open at 6:00 a.m.; close at 7:00 p.m. (closed on weekends)
  • Saint Joseph Hall: open at 6:00 a.m.; close at 11:00 p.m.
  • Mahoney Library: Monday-Thursday – open at 7:30 a.m.; close at 10:00 p.m. | Friday – open at 7:30 a.m.; close at 5:00 p.m.
  • Annunciation Center: open at 6:30 a.m.; close at 10:45 p.m.
  • Henderson Hall: open at 6:00 a.m.; close at 10:30 p.m.
  • Santa Maria Hall: open at 6:30 a.m.; close at 10:30 p.m. (closed on weekends)

Front door access to O'Connor Hall and Founders Hall is card-controlled and need not be secured separately. However, it should be noted that the rear doors to both buildings are not card accessed and, accordingly, will be locked and alarmed.


Weekend Hours

During weekends, Santa Rita Hall and Santa Maria Hall will be locked on Friday evening and opened on Monday in accordance with the normal business hours schedule. If, for any reason, there is a need for faculty, staff and/or students to enter into either of these buildings, security must be notified.

The individual wishing to enter a locked building must sign in at the security guardhouse in order to have the security officer provide access to the building. When ready to leave the building, security must again be notified, the employee and/or student must sign the control sheet indicating the date and time he/she is leaving and the officer on duty will lock the building. Students will not be provided access to either of these buildings unless accompanied by a faculty or staff member.

Henderson Hall, Saint Joseph Hall and the Library will remain open and the scheduled hours for each of these buildings are as follows:

 

  • Henderson Hall: Saturday – open at 8:00 a.m.; close at 6:00 p.m. | Sunday – open at 2:00 p.m.; close at 10:00 p.m. Please note that the science labs will remain locked and cannot be utilized unless a faculty member is present for the entire time that students are utilizing the lab.
  • Saint Joseph Hall: open at 10:00 a.m.; close at 11:00 p.m.
  • Mahoney Library: Saturday – open at 1:45 pm, close at 6:00 p.m. | Sunday – open at 1:45 pm, close at 10:00 p.m.

Holiday Hours

During holidays, the College's policy is to lock all buildings on campus until the College re-opens. However, if there is a need for faculty, staff or students to enter a building during a holiday period, the procedure is the same as that noted for Santa Rita and Santa Maria on weekends. All campus buildings other than Henderson Hall, Saint Joseph Hall and Mahoney Library will be closed should the College be closed due to inclement weather. As was noted previously, the residence halls are controlled by card access and do not require security to lock the buildings.

Henderson Hall will follow the Saturday weekend schedule.

Saint Joseph Hall will be open for dining purposes. In addition, provided there is approval by the Vice President for Student Life, the gym and dance studio will be open. Also, provided there is an approved student worker available and able to work, the cardio room and weight room may be opened. A list of names from the Athletic Director must be issued at the beginning of each semester identifying those individuals approved to open and monitor activity in the weight and cardio rooms.

Mahoney Library will be open provided there are approved student workers available. If for any reason, there is a need for faculty, staff and/or students to enter into a closed building that/those individual(s) must sign in at the security guardhouse, as noted in the weekend procedures. Also, as noted in the weekend procedures, security must be notified and the control sheet signed when the individual(s) is/are leaving the building.

A phone call to security will not be accepted as an approval to open any campus building. Security has been advised that there are no exceptions to this procedure and no doors will be opened without proper authorization.