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Student Access to Facilities

Student Access to Facilities—Goldsmith Campus

In order to meet program needs and accommodate work schedules, degree students may access the Goldsmith Campus facilities 24 hours a day, commencing with the first day of classes and ending on the last scheduled day of class/critique, except during holiday periods. Facilities access is subject to the guidelines and limitations below. Any person who fails to comply with these policies will forfeit the right to 24-hour access and will not be permitted on campus from 10:00pm to 7:00 a.m.

Any student intending to access campus after 10:00 p.m. will need to swipe their student identification card at key entry points that are restricted by access control readers including the parking garage and all exterior pedestrian gates. Certain buildings and locations are also restricted by access control readers.  Students with guest will need to obtain a guest pass from the Safety & Security office located in the first floor of Academic building. To register a guest, the student and guest must present to the security officer the following: (a) a valid Otis College ID card, (b) first and last names, (c) anticipated work location(s), and (d) signature in the sign-in book. The student must accompany their guest at all times. 

Although students may exit the parking garage at any time, students will need to swipe their access card to enter the parking garage between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. The wood shop and the metal shop are unavailable to students outside the hours posted for each shop. For safety reasons, students are not allowed to use personal power tools outside the shop areas. In the event of an emergency, the red phones located on each floor provide direct access to the security guard and may also be used to call 911.

The Wood Shop and the Metal Shop are unavailable to students outside the hours posted for each shop. For safety reasons, students are not allowed to use personal power tools outside the shop areas. Current students may request After-Hours access to a computer classroom by obtaining written permission from their department and Academic Computing. Once written permission is provided and posted, students will be allowed to stay in the computer room after closing. The overnight students are responsible for overnight security while they are in the rooms. The doors are to remain LOCKED all night, and no one is allowed in the room without written permission. Students who have permission to be in a computer classroom after 12am may not leave the building and return at a later time.


In the event of an emergency, the red phones located on each floor provide direct access to the security guard and may also be used to call 911. Emergency blue phones are located on the perimeter of the campus and can be used to contact security.

 

Student Access to Facilities—Other Locations

 The Graduate Fine Arts (Culver City) and Graduate Public Practice (Santa Monica) studios are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays and the summer months.