Card Access Process

If you are looking for information about how to gain access to University buildings with an access card, please read the information below.
 

How to Access a Building

  1. Request a Card Key I.D Badge/Access Card Authorization form from the department head of the building you wish to have access. Forms are also available at the Department of Public Safety, records section Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm.
  2. Complete the Card Key I.D Badge/Access Card Authorization form. Be sure to provide all requested information.
  3. When the form is completed, submit to the authorizing department head.
  4. After the authorizing department head has signed the form, submit the form to the Department of Public Safety for processing.
  5. Forms submitted to the Department of Public Safety before 11am will be processed and ready for pick-up after 1pm. Forms submitted after 11am will be processed and ready for pick-up after 9am the next business day.
  6. Return to Public Safety with One Card to be encoded.
  7. After One Card has been encoded, you will be issued a pin number that must be used each time to enter any building you are authorized to enter.

If you already have a PIN Number

  1. If you have already been issued a pin number from the Department of Public Safety, currently have authorized access to a building and wish to have access to another building added to your record, you must obtain permission from the department head of the building you wish to access.
  2. The department head can submit written verification to the records section supervisor via campus mail or email: ac4978@wayne.edu.
  3. Once the Department of Public Safety has received written verification from the authorizing department head, the new building will be added to the current record.
  4. Use the same pin number previously issued by Public Safety to access the new building.
  5. If you do not remember your pin number, contact the Department of Public Safety at 313-577-2056. Upon verification of personal information, the pin number may be re-issued.
  6. If your One Card has been replaced because it was lost, damaged, or stolen, you must return to the Department of Public Safety to have the new OneCard encoded.

Terms and Conditions

  • Your One Card is property of Wayne State University and it is valid until your employment assignment or student status with the University is terminated, upon which your One Card shall be surrendered to the issuing department.
  • Your One Card is for your personal use only and it is not transferable. Do not loan your card to anyone.
  • Only persons with an authorized access card or persons accompanied by an authorized cardholder are allowed to occupy card access buildings during times when the building is locked.
  • This access card must be physically displayed on outer clothing while in locked card access buildings and/or the access cardholder shall be prepared to present this card for inspection by Public Safety Officers upon demand.
  • Should your One Card be lost or stolen, you must immediately report the loss to the One Card office (7-CARD) and to Public Safety. The One Card office may charge a replacement fee.
  • PIN numbers shall not be written on the One Card.
  • If you realize that you have set off an alarm, you must call Public Safety immediately and report.
  • Cardholders will not be routinely allowed access without their card.
  • At no time are exterior doors to university facilities allowed to be held open for longer than 25 seconds.
  • At no time are exterior doors to university facilities allowed to be propped open.
  • Violations of these cardholder rules may result in forfeiture of card access privileges and possible administrative action.

Common Questions

I swiped my card but I got a red light…?
Make sure you are using the correct pin number. Be sure to enter the pin number first and then swipe the card.
The tip of “Old Main” should be pointed towards the reader. Make sure that you are swiping the card so that the magnetic strip is inserted into the reader.
If this problem persists contact the Department of Public Safety at (313) 577-2056
 
I swiped my card but I got no light…?
Look at the magnetic strip on the back of the One Card, if it looks worn out report to the OneCard office for a replacement.
If you are using a replacement card make sure that you have returned to the Department of Public Safety to have your card re-encoded.
If this problem persists contact the Department of Public Safety at (313) 577-2056
 
If I get a new One Card will I still be able to use my pin number to get into the building?
No. Once you receive you new One Card you should go to the Department of Public Safety to have your One Card re-encoded. After the One Card is encoded you may use your pin number to access the building.
 
Will I have to get new pin number if my One Card is re-encoded?
No. The buildings can be accessed using the old pin number.
 
Can I pick my own pin number? 
             Yes.  Notify Records Section Personnel at (313)577-2056 of  your pin number preference.