Door Access


University of South Dakota offers faculty, staff and students' convenient access to assigned residence halls and campus buildings using electronic card readers. University issued ID cards (Coyote Cards) are required for access to locked buildings and/or rooms.

Note: Exterior building doors are set to be unlocked during business hours and require card access after-hours.  Some buildings are locked 24/7 and always require card access.

Note: To request access to locked buildings and rooms after normal hours for events on campus go to After Hours Building/Room Unlock

Please click the Request Door Access button on this page to:

  • Add Access 
  • Remove Access
  • Update Access 

Note: Permission will be granted upon authorized approval and cannot be requested for yourself

Instructions for multi-user requests:

If you need to request room access for multiple people, please follow these steps: 
Note: Example: All students in a class need access to a card access controlled classroom

  1. Download the attached spreadsheet - "Multi-User Access" template.
  2. Open the file and fill in the following information for each person needing access
    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Banner ID
    • Datatel ID/Colleague ID if applicable 
    • Access plan name/Door(s) (Building and Room) location information
  3. Click File Save As and rename the file - Multi-User Access -your department
  4. Return here to complete the request form and upload/attach a copy of your file

Note: to request a key please complete the Facilities Management  Key and Lock Request Form

  • To use Coyote Card or Coyote Card mobile, tap your card, iPhone, Apple Watch or Android phone against the reader and you’re done
  • Use your Physical Coyote Card or Coyote Card Mobile app for:
    • Door access
Target Completion Date

5 business days

Available To

Faculty, Staff and Students


There is no cost for this service 

Request Door Access

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