Building Access-The HUB - ID Card Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Campus Buildings, Departmental Spaces & Dorm Rooms

Many of the buildings around campus have access control readers on the exterior doors of the building to secure the building after hours and on weekends. By default and as members of the campus community, all cardholders including faculty, staff, students, and affiliates have access to these buildings. For issues regarding building access, contact The HUB. Buildings that have ID Card access control on their exterior are:

  • University Center
  • Cyert Hall
  • Doherty Hall
  • Newell-Simon Hall
  • 311 S. Craig
  • Wean Hall
  • Porter Hall
  • Baker Hall
  • Hamburg Hall
  • West Wing Computer Cluster

Departmental Controlled Access 

The following is a list of spaces in and around campus that are controlled by individual departments. To access these spaces, please contact the department to request authorization. 

 Department  Space

School of Computer Science

Interior doors in Newell-Simon Hall
2nd floor 300 S. Craig
407 S. Craig
417 S. Craig

Chemical Engineering

DH  A226, DH 2103

Pitt. Super Computing Center

300 S. Craig 3-4 Floors

School of Music

CFA Music Labs


DH Chemistry Labs

Tepper School of Business

Posner and GSIA

Mellon College of Science

Mellon Institute

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Porter Hall CEE Wing


Intelligent Workplace

Computing Services

311 S. Craig

Campus Housing Access

The majority of residential buildings on campus have electronic locks on them. For first year students, room access will be automatically encoded onto the ID Card. Returning students may visit Housing & Dining Services in the Residence on Fifth, or one of many self service kiosks located around campus to have ID Cards updated for room access. Campus housing access questions may be directed to Housing & Dining Services at and or 412-268-2139.

Access Hardware Malfunctions

Hardware malfunctions such as doors not closing or locking properly or card readers that fail to read immediately should be reported so that they can be repaired and continue to maintain the security.  Problems can be reported by calling Facilities Management Services at 412-268-2910.