This year the Office of Residential Life is implementing a new lock out policy. As a resident you are granted two free lockouts where the Resident Assistants can key you into your room. On the third lockout you will be charge $5 and an additional $5 for any lockouts that follow.
So what are your other options when you are locked out besides the RA? It’s not a bad idea to coordinate with your roommates and/or suitemates to figure out when they will be returning to the room. If it’s a reasonable time and you can wait take a trip to the library, stop by and ongoing program, or grab a meal until they’re back. It saves your RA an inconvenience and it saves you a free lock out or money.
In the unfortunate incident where you have lost your apartment and/or room key it is important that you notify the Office of Residential Life immediately. Once you have exhausted all areas of the keys whereabouts and contacted Campus Police about any missing keys you should notify your RA or ORL to request a lock change. You will be given a temporary key and a lock change is generally done within 24hrs of the request. Lock changes are a major inconvenience to your wallet and to your roommates. For more information on Lock Outs and Lock Changes refer to your Student Handbook page 137.
The Office of Residential Life does its best to supply all residential students with lanyards to help everyone keep up with their keys. We understand sometimes life gets in the way but we encourage responsibility in all of our residents.