During business hours, the College will be open to students, parents, employees, contractors, guests, and invitees. During non-business hours access to all College facilities is by key, if issued, or by admittance via the Department of Public Safety staff. In the case of periods of extended closing, the College will admit only those with prior approval to all facilities.
Some facilities may have individual hours, which may vary at different times of the year.
Examples are the Hugh Mills Physical Education Center, the Library, the Continuing Education Building and the Student Center. In these cases, the facilities will be secured according to schedules developed by the department responsible for the facility.
Emergencies may necessitate changes or alterations to any posted schedules. Areas that are revealed as problematic may have security surveys conducted of them. Administrators from the Dean's Office affected, Plant Operations and other concerned areas review these results. These surveys examine security issues such as landscaping, locks, alarms, lighting, and communications. Additionally, during the academic year, the Directors of Plant Operations, Public Safety and routinely to discuss issues of pressing concern.