Access Control Office

The Access Control Office is located in the Campus Safety Building, 245 College Street.

Faculty and Staff may request keys and additional access with this form.

Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:00 pm. Sunday hours may be offered at the beginning and end of the school year.

If you are requesting keys and additional access for students, please use the link above, “After Hours Access”.


Key Pick Up

Winter 2023 keys may be picked up at the Access Control Office (Campus Safety Building 245 College Street), Sunday, January 8th from 10am to 5pm.

You will need to present your College ID card to pick up your key. If you have lost your student ID card, please report the lost card on the Garnet Gateway.


Key Return

Please return all College keys before you leave campus. Keys are returned to the Access Control Office in the Campus Safety building. The building is open 24 hours a day, and a key drop box is available at the Access Control counter.

You are responsible for returning your keys at the end of your school year. Do not leave keys in your room. Do not expect someone else to return the keys for you or give the keys to someone for their use.

All lock changes have been completed or are scheduled. Room keys arriving after July 5th are not eligible for a credit to the student account.

If you forgot to return your keys before you left campus, please contact the Access Control Office at snattres@bates.edu. The keys may be mailed to: Access Control Office, 245 College Street, Lewiston, ME 04240. Please use a padded envelope so the keys do not tear through the envelope while in the mail system.

Building Access

Student access to residences  will begin Sunday, January 8th at 7am. You must make prior arrangements with the Office of Residence Life & Health Education to arrive before January 8th. You may contact them at housing@bates.edu.