Card Access Info

All Medical Center employees and students are issued identification cards. This card will also serve as your key to enter the Medical Center complex after hours. It is extremely important that you safeguard this card.

University Policy:

All employees and students are required to wear proper identification badges.

After Hours Access

For your safety the Medical Center is closed after normal duty hours. Entry is restricted to a limited number of after hour access points. As you view the card reader, there is a light that indicates the security status of the door.

Red Light - Door is locked. You must use your card to gain access.
Green Light - Door is open. No card is needed.
Alternating Red/Green - The system is checking to see if you are authorized in the area.

How to Use Your Card

  1. Your ID badge is a proximity card.
  2. Place the card against the face of the card reader.
  3. The light should change to green if you are authorized for that door.

NOTE: If the light does not change or alternate as in the checking mode, there is a problem with the card. If you have problems, contact the Police Dispatcher at extension 5030 or use any direct line blue telephone.

Care of Your Card

  1. Report lost or stolen identification cards to your department's coordinator immediately. If they are not available, report the loss to the Police (ext. 5030).
  2. The only stickers that should be attached to your identification card are the Student Validation sticker, a bar code from Dykes Library or a bar code from the Kirmeyer Fitness Center. Care should be taken not to cover the magnetic stripe on the rear of the card.
  3. Do not put any type of pin through the card. Do not bend the card.
  4. Lost, stolen or damaged cards may be replaced. There is a charge for a replacement card. The badge office is located at B314 in KU Hosptital.  The hours are 7:30 am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.
  5. If a specific reader does not work or the door will not open or close properly, a system hardware problem may exist. Contact Facilities Operations Production Control (ext. 7928) or the Police Dispatcher (ext. 5030) for repairs.
  6. If your card does not work address questions via e-mail to . Please include your card number in the e-mail to aide in checking accesses. If it is a new area you need access to, the manager of that area will have to make the request, giving you approval to have the access.

Please note that the Police Department does not determine access to each of the card access areas. The department or departments that control the area determine who should have access.

24-Hour Card Access Point Locations

  • KU Med east doors/north end
  • KU Med south door
  • KU Med Emergency Department
  • KU Med basement level
  • KU Med receiving dock
  • Miller south
  • Smith south main
  • Child Development Unit west
  • Olathe Pavilion main
  • Olathe Garage tunnel
  • Student Center tunnel
  • Student Center dock
  • Chapel
  • Murphy North east ground level
  • Murphy front west doors first floor
  • School of Nursing
  • Taylor south
  • Orr Major north
  • Orr Major southeast
  • Hixon Atrium south
  • Hixon Atrium north
  • 39th Street Walkway (Dykes Side)
  • Delp courtyard
  • Wescoe courtyard
  • Murphy courtyard

Doors Open to Everyone During Listed Hours

  • KU Med Front Doors
    6 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
    7 days a week
  • Emergency Department north entrance
    24 hours a day
    7 days a week
  • Auxiliary Garden
    6 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
    7 days a week
  • Medical Office Building (MOB)
    6 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Miller tunnel (from ground floor of hospital)
    7 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Smith south main entrance
    7 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Olathe Pavilion main entrance
    5:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
    7 days a week
  • Olathe Pavilion tunnel entrance
    5:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
    7 days a week
  • Student Center main
    6 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Radiation Oncology
    5:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Murphy front entrance (west)
    6 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Orr-Major main entrance (north)
    6 a.m.-10 p.m.
    7 days a week

Last modified: Mar 25, 2015