Building and Room Access

College of Engineering Access Keys

All room access key requests must be made by filling out the Key Request Form which includes the approval signature of the Department Chair or faculty supervisor and emailing it to

A cash-only deposit of $10 per key must be paid before keys are issued. Deposits must be made to the office of the College of Engineering Operations Manager, who will also maintain records of approved Key Request Forms.

You will be emailed when your key is available to you with a request to schedule an appointment time for key pickup.

School of Engineering Faculty are responsible for their students’ key(s). Only under special circumstances will undergraduates have keys to laboratories, but they will not be issued building keys.

Lost keys will incur a $35.00 fine for re-keying of the lock(s) and new key(s). Loss of a Master Key will include the cost of an entire building to be re-keyed.

The deposit will be refunded to the individual after a key is returned to the office of the College of Engineering Operations Manager. Email to schedule an appointment to return a key.

VCU ID/Swipe Card Access

Electronic swipe access must be requested by the Faculty Supervisor/PI by filling out the Electronic Swipe Access Request Form.

Please note that it may take up to 48 hours for swipe access to be granted. Certain labs or rooms will require proof of safety training for access. Direct all room access questions to the Operations Manager.