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Building Access

Main Campus

Clemson University promotes the security of campus personnel and appropriate access to University property. During normal business hours, Clemson University is open to students, parents, employees, contractors and guests. During non-business hours, access to buildings is by key, electronic access and/or alarm access code if previously authorized by policy or issued by a representative of the Clemson University Police Department, TigerOne Card Services or the designated Building Security Coordinator. During periods of extended closure, the Clemson University Police Department will only admit those persons with approval from the designated Building Security Coordinator.

Emergencies may necessitate changes or alterations to established building hours. Areas that are identified as security concerns will have safety surveys conducted to identify measures to enhance the area. Administrators from the University facility, including the Building Security Coordinator, Clemson University Police Department and Facilities Services, will review these results. The surveys will examine security issues such as access control, lighting, landscaping, locks, alarms and communications.

University Center of Greenville

During normal business hours, the University Center of Greenville is open to students, parents, employees, contractors and guests. During non-business hours, access to buildings is by key and alarm access code if previously authorized by policy or issued by a representative of the Greenville Technical College Police Department or University Center Management. During periods of extended closure, the University Center staff will admit only those persons with prior approval.

Emergencies may necessitate changes or alterations to established building hours. Areas that are identified as security concerns will have safety surveys conducted to identify measures to enhance the area. Administrators from the University Center of Greenville, Clemson University Police Department, Greenville Technical College Police Department and Facilities Services will review these results. The surveys will examine security issues such as access control, lighting, landscaping, locks, alarms and communications.

International Center for Automotive Research

During normal business hours, the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) is open to students, parents, employees, contractors and guests. During non-business hours, access to buildings is by key, card access and/or alarm access code if previously authorized by policy or issued by a representative of the Clemson University Police Department or CU-ICAR management. During periods of extended closure, CU-ICAR staff will admit only those persons with prior approval.

Emergencies may necessitate changes or alterations to established building hours. Areas that are identified as security concerns will have safety surveys conducted to identify measures to enhance the area. Administrators from the International Center for Automotive Research, Clemson University Police Department, Greenville Police Department and Facilities Services will review these results. The surveys will examine security issues such as access control, lighting, landscaping, locks, alarms and communications.

Greenville One

During normal business hours, Greenville ONE is open to students, parents, employees, contractors and guests. During non-business hours, access to buildings is by key, card access and/or alarm access code if previously authorized by policy or issued by a representative of the Clemson University Police Department or Greenville ONE management. During periods of extended closure, Greenville ONE staff will admit only those persons with prior approval.

Emergencies may necessitate changes or alterations to established building hours. Areas that are identified as security concerns will have safety surveys conducted to identify measures to enhance the area. Administrators from Greenville ONE, Clemson University Police Department, Greenville Police Department and Facilities Services will review these results. The surveys will examine security issues such as access control, lighting, landscaping, locks, alarms and communications.

Graduate Program in Historical Preservation

During normal business hours, the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation is open to students, parents, employees, contractors and guests. During non-business hours, access to buildings is by key, card access and/or alarm access code if previously authorized by policy or issued by a representative of the Clemson University Police Department or Graduate Program in Historic Preservation management. During periods of extended closure, staff will admit only those persons with prior approval.

Emergencies may necessitate changes or alterations to established building hours. Areas that are identified as security concerns will have safety surveys conducted to identify measures to enhance the area. Administrators from the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, Clemson University Police Department, Charleston Police Department and Facilities Services will review these results. The surveys will examine security issues such as access control, lighting, landscaping, locks, alarms and communications.

University Housing Security Policy

Policies governing access to University Housing facilities are determined by the type of accommodations to which the student is assigned. In University apartments, residents control access to their individual apartment units. In traditional residence halls, guests must be escorted by a resident host. The visitation policy can be found at housing.clemson.edu/new-students/contracts-policies/visitation-policies.

The Clemson University Police Department and University Housing are primarily responsible for overseeing the security in University residence halls and apartment communities. During the evening hours, the Clemson University Police Department supervises a Residential Housing Security Program which frequently patrols and conducts live camera monitoring of on-campus residence halls and apartment communities . These personnel are assigned portable radios to maintain communication with the Clemson University Police Department's Communication Center.

Entry into all residence halls is monitored continuously by an electronic perimeter access system. Security for University Housing is further enhanced by the full-time, graduate level staff and resident assistants who live within all student housing areas . Staff are available to provide assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Community desks are open from 8 a.m.–8 p.m., Monday–Friday. During evenings and weekends, staff on-call information is available at community desks at all times for assistance in case of emergencies. Every year, all student staff members are required to attend security and fire safety training sessions. University Housing provides an on-call emergency responder 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The following University Housing regulations promote a safer residence hall environment:

  • Residents who leave by locked security doors are responsible for leaving the doors in a locked position. If a resident props open any door, he or she may be held accountable to the terms of the housing contract and Student Code of Conduct.
  • Locks on room/apartment exterior doors are provided for security. Students are encouraged to use them. Students are advised to always close and lock doors and windows whenever they go to bed and whenever they leave the residence hall room or apartment, even if just going away for a few minutes. Students are also prohibited from loaning out keys and are required to report a lost key immediately to the community desk During University break periods, additional precautions are recommend d, such as removing small portable items and closing curtains or shades. Any losses should be reported to the Clemson University Police.
What is the University Access Control Policy?

To view or download a PDF copy of the Access Control Policy, click here.