Access to Campus Facilities
Most campus buildings and facilities are accessible to the campus community, guests and visitors during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. The exterior doors to all student residence halls are controlled 24 hours a day and are accessible to students via an electronic card access control system. Guests and visitors to a student residence hall may gain admittance by calling a student living in the residence hall and being escorted by that individual.
The exterior doors of residence halls are secured by an electronic card system. Students gain access into the residence hall by using their student identification cards. This enables entry control by validation or denial of the cardholder. The doors are monitored by a computer at the UMaine Police Department. Sensors attached to the doors are capable of signaling an alarm to police if doors are propped open. The police will respond and correct the situation.
In addition all residence hall exterior doors are monitored by video surveillance cameras, with all activity at these doors recorded and stored. The cameras interact with the access system to transmit alarms to UMaine PD whenever a door is left open.