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Exterior Building Access

Policies and Procedures

As part of its Healthy Clark COVID Plan, Clark University has established policies and procedures for accessing buildings during the Spring 2021 semester (Feb. 22–June 4, 2021).

Spring 2021 Semester
Academic Buildings Monday–Friday
Doors unlocked: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Doors locked; community swipe: 5–10  p.m.

Doors locked (restricted access)
Goddard Library and Academic Commons  Academic Commons (1st floor)
Doors locked, 7 days a week
Community swipe access: 7:45 a.m.–11 p.m.

Library floors 2–5
Feb. 22–March 7
Monday–Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon–5 p.m.

March 8–June 4
Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–11 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Sunday: Noon–11 p.m.
Higgins University Center Monday, Feb. 22–Thursday, March 4
Doors locked; community swipe access: 7:45 a.m.–5 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 27–Sunday, Feb. 28

Friday, March 5–Friday, June 4
Doors unlocked: 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
Doors locked; card swipe access: 5 p.m.– 11 p.m.

Doors unlocked: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Doors locked; card swipe access: 5 p.m.–11 p.m.
Kneller Athletic Center Dolan Field House Granger Fields
Athletic Facilities
effective March 10
Doors unlocked or card swipe access:

8 a.m.–10 p.m.

8 a.m.–8 p.m.

10 a.m.–8 p.m.

10 a.m.–10 p.m.*COVID-19 testing hours differ from Bickman/Kneller hours. 
One lobby door will remain open during testing hours. 
Doors locked; card swipe access:

Monday and Wednesday
11:45 a.m.–11 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday
Noon–11 p.m.

Friday and Saturday
Noon–8 p.m.

Noon–10 p.m.
Doors locked; card swipe access:

9 a.m.–10 p.m.

9 a.m.–8 p.m.


  • Community/card swipe = anyone with a current Clark OneCard/ID
  • Academic Buildings = Carlson Hall, Dana Commons, Estabrook, Geography, Jefferson, Jonas Clark, Lasry Biology Center, Little Center, Math/Physics, Sackler Science Center, Alumni and Student Engagement Center, and Traina Center
  • Faculty and staff needing access to their buildings outside of community swipe or open times may request building access through their department administrators, who will coordinate with University Police. Previously granted permissions will remain in effect and it is not necessary to request additional access.
  • Any building not referenced above is locked with authorized access only.