Facilities Security & Access

Access to Campus Facilities

Most campus facilities, other than student residence halls, are accessible to members of the campus community, their guests and visitors during the day, at night and on weekends depending on scheduled events and time of the year.

Access to Resident Facilities

All exterior doors to student resident halls and female corridors are locked 24-hours a day. An electronic computerized card access system monitors all exterior doors and the corridor doors to the women’s areas.

Access to the halls is by the Holy Cross Crusader One Cards. 

ID cards are issued by the Department of Public Safety. The cards are programmed to allow access into the resident halls. Students are encouraged to report all missing and lost cards as soon as possible. All reported missing and lost cards are immediately removed from the card access system when replacement cards are issued. 

All exterior doors to the resident halls are equipped with an anti-prop/vandalism device. This device activates an alarm in the Public Safety Dispatch Center when a door is propped or held open.

Maintenance and Security of Campus Facilities

The College maintains a very strong commitment to campus safety and security. 

Public Safety, Facilities and the Student Government Association conduct a periodic check of campus lighting. Public Safety officers identify and report any possible safety hazards and lighting problems during their regular patrols and report their findings to the appropriate authorities. On-call Facilities personnel may be contacted to respond to any maintenance emergency. 

Public Safety officers patrol campus buildings and grounds 24-hours a day. All buildings are secured in the evenings and open for special events or activities.