For security purposes, building doors around campus remain locked at certain times of day or at night. The security door reader is unlocked using a proximity chip embedded into your OneCard ID. After the doors lock, they can only be opened using a valid OneCard ID assigned with proper security door access. All residence halls deploy these door readers on exterior doors, while some halls use door readers for rooms, room-clusters and elevators. The use of door readers in academic and administrative buildings are also becoming more commonplace.
Residence hall occupants automatically have security door access set up by NIU Housing and Dining.
Security access to academic or administrative buiding's exterior doors, classrooms or labs is set up by Key Control. Contact your department for securty access to be assigned.