Carnegie Mellon University

Organization Space Access & Management

Space Access Administrator

Organizations with space in the University Center, East Campus Garage, Stever House, the Frame Gallery, and/or the Margaret Morrison storefronts must designate one Space Access Administrator within their organization to facilitate and manage member access to their assigned spaces and liaison with the SLICE Office regarding any issues or needs. Please make sure that this individual is listed as the admin in your organization's Bridge roster.

Requesting Access: Office/Closet/Cabinet/Cage

Space Access Request Form

The Space Access Administrators can submit access requests for an individual member or multiple (bulk) members by submitting the Space Access Request Form, located in the forms section of the SLICE - Student Activities Bridge page. This online form can be utilized to upload the Bulk Member Request or fill in fields to request access for one member.

Access Dates: Summer (May 31 - Sept 5), Academic Year (Aug 1 - May 31)

Bulk Member Request

The Space Access Administrators should utilize the Bulk Member Request form when requesting access for more than a couple of members. This form will ask for First and Last Name, Andrew ID, Email, CMU or Non-CMU Status, Access Start Date, Access End Date, and Type of Access Needed (some organizations have different types of spaces or multiple spaces). This form will need to be uploaded into the Space Access Request Form. You may locate the type of access needed by viewing the access type document.

Non-CMU Members


If your organization has members that are not part of the CMU Community and are permitted to have access to space, then mark on the Space Access Request Form that the individual is a non-CMU member. This individual will receive a SLICE Access Card. The SLICE access card will need to be picked up in the SLICE First Floor Office (please carry photo ID while on campus). This access card can be remotely updated like the CMU ID. $5 will be charged to the individual for replacement cards.

CMU ID Activation / SLICE Access Card

Once a Space Access Request Form has been submitted, a SLICE staff member will update the requested access to the individual's CMU ID or SLICE Access Card within 24 business hours.

Note: You may need to get your CMU ID encoded (activate the chip) if you have not lived in Housing within the last two years. Stop by the SLICE First Floor Office (hours and location) or you can go to Housing (locations and hours) too.

Access to Organization Space

Members can tap their CMU ID or SLICE Access Card on the lock. First time access or change in access will require the lock to "wake" up to download the new information. This process can take 30-40 seconds (sometimes less). Please tap the card again to gain entry. Some locks will need a pin to enter. The pin is a 4 digit code (the birthday of the individual: MM/DD).

Removal of Access

If the Space Access Administrator deems that a member's access priviledge be revoked, then the Space Access Administrator should contact SLICE immediately so that the CMU ID or the SLICE Access Card can be deactivated.
Should you have questions or difficulty with the interface, please contact slice@andrew.cmu.edu.

Locked Out?

You can utilize the CBORD Mobile ID app to receive a six-digit temporary lock-out code. You must be close to your lock and logged into the CMU-Secure WiFi on your mobile device to activate the app. Make sure you push the # button on the key pad before entering the six-digit code.

Access Issues?

Contact the SLICE Office at 412.268.8704 or slice@andrew.cmu.edu to let the staff know what the lock is indicating. What color light are you seeing? Is it steady or flashing. This will indicate what type of issue you might be experiencing.