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Security Badging Office

Add Door / Area Access to Badge


To add door/area access to your university badge, please contact the designated administrator for the desired area/building/clearance level. If you are unable to determine who this is, we can advise you.

Outside of business hours (or 24/7 in some cases), many university building doors and parking lots can be accessed only by scanning your access control badge in front of a card reader (rectangular panel located to the right or left of the door or gate).  If your badge contains the appropriate access, you should hear a beep and/or see a green indicator light as you pass it within one inch of the reader surface, after which you will have about five seconds to enter the door or gate. Do not hold or prop open card-access doors for more than a few seconds. This will prompt an alarm and/or a response from security.

In the event of a card reader or card malfunction, you may contact the Security Badge Office during business hours or Police Dispatch after-hours by calling directly or utilizing one of several indoor and outdoor emergency phones on campus that ring directly to Police Dispatch. Before we can admit you to the area you seek to enter, we must verify your access authorization and identification. You can also report a badge or reader problem online.



Your badge provides documented physical access to secured doors/gates in AMC buildings (including the Health Sciences Library) and parking lots. Some exterior and interior doors are always locked, while others are locked only during certain non-business hours. When locked, most doors/gates can be accessed only by using a badge that has been programmed to open them. If your badge is programmed with the appropriate access, you should hear a beep and/or see a green light indicator on the card reader as you scan the badge within an inch of the card reader surface (rectangular panel located near the door or gate). Your badge swipe will unlock the door/gate for about 5 seconds. Do not prop or hold open the electronically controlled doors for more than a few seconds as this will trigger an alarm and/or response from The University Police.
In the event of a card or card reader malfunction, please contact the badge office during business hours [see above] or police dispatch after hours at 303.724.4444.
To arrange badge access to parking areas, you must contact the Parking Office [303.724.2555], located in the west end of the food court on Floor 1 [one level above ground] of Building 500.
For all other secured areas, approval from each area’s designated approver must be obtained in advance. You or your approver may coordinate with this individual to obtain the temporary or permanent access you need. We will then add the access to your badge electronically.


Your badge can be used at the Health Sciences Library to check out publications and other reference materials.


University policy requires the Anschutz Medical Campus employees, affiliates, contractors and students to wear their badges (visible between neck and waist) while on campus and to immediately report a lost or stolen badge to the Security Badging Office so that we can deactivate the missing badge until you find it or we replace it. You are prohibited from loaning or borrowing badges, admitting unauthorized personnel or gaining unauthorized access to campus facilities. Our software records each time you use your badge for access. You are required to protect your badge from damage caused by bending, cracking, breaking or hole-punching, or by exposure to heat, pets, washing machines, etc.  If you transfer to another department or school, you must notify the Security Badging Office and follow procedures to obtain a new badge. Your badge is university property and must be returned to the Security Badging Office upon termination of employment, affiliation or student status.

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