Keeping Your Room Safe

Carleton provides locks on all residence rooms and our residence halls are equipped with an electronic door locking system that requires you to have and use an access card. You will be issued both a room key and an access card. We ask that you carry them with you at all times. Hiding them above door frames or elsewhere does little good in keeping you and your room safe. Residents living in our houses are issued outside door keys and can choose to keep the outside door of the house locked.

Keeping your doors locked

Keeping doors locked is the best way to secure your property and yourself as well as those sharing your living quarters. Residents are encouraged to keep their rooms locked at all times, especially when sleeping or absent from the room. Be careful not to allow strangers to enter your room.

"Tailgating"

When entering a door that has the electronic locking system, please be certain not to let others “tailgate” in with you unless you know they have a OneCard and are authorized to be in the building. If someone insists on coming in without authorization, please contact Security Services (ext. 4444).

If you lose your room key

If you lose your room key, Carleton will replace the lock and make a new key. The charge for this is $40, which will be billed to your student account. If you lose your key, contact the Residential Life Office. A temporary key will be issued for three days allowing you time to look for the key. If you have not found the key within the three days, the room door will be recored. Each resident is responsible for creating a secure and safe environment through responsible use of keys and access cards and using common sense.

If you lose your house key

If you lose your house key, Carleton will replace the exterior door locks and make new keys for you and your housemates. The charge for this is $100, which will be billed to your student account. If you lose your key, contact the Residential Life Office. A temporary key will be issued for three days allowing you time to look for the key. If you have not found the key within the three days, the exterior doors to the house will be recored. Each resident is responsible for creating a secure and safe environment through responsible use of keys and access cards and using common sense.