Building Hours & Access
As of 4/4/2020 for public health and safety purposes all Voiland College exterior building entries will remain locked, including the period of the Fall 2020 semester, until WSU resumes post COVID-19 activities.
Most all Voiland College buildings are open Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. The table below lists Voiland College’s (Pullman campus) open building hours with the days and hours exterior doors are open, and how to access exterior building entries after building hours. All Voiland College buildings are closed during university holidays. Persons with an academic need to access facilities outside of building hours are provided access based on school/departmental approval.
|Building Name||Days Open||Building Hours||Access Method|
|Albrook||N/A||N/A||Key or Pin Pad Code|
|Carpenter Hall||Weekdays||7:00AM-7:00PM||Cougar Card|
|Dana Hall||Weekdays & Weekends||7:00AM-11:00PM||Cougar Card|
|Electrical Engineering / Mechanical Engineering Building||Weekdays & Weekends||7:00AM-11:00PM||Cougar Card|
|Engineering Lab Building||Weekdays||7:00AM-11:00PM||Cougar Card|
|Engineering Teaching Research Lab Building||Weekdays & Weekends||7:00AM-11:00PM||Cougar Card|
|Paccar Environmental Technology Building||Weekdays||7:00AM-5:00PM||Cougar Card|
|Sloan Hall||Weekdays & Weekends||7:00AM-11:00PM||Cougar Card|
|Sloan Hall Courtyard||Weekdays, Weather Permitting||7:00AM-5:00PM||Cougar Card|
|Thermal-Fluids Research Building||Weekdays||7:30AM-5:30PM||Key|
Undergraduate Student Access – Not Provided Fall 2020 For Public Safety Reasons Due to Covid 19
Undergraduate students with significant time requirements, (such as those in capstones or with design requirements) are provided access, via their WSU Cougar Cards, to Dana, EE/ME, ETRL, and Sloan 24/7 throughout the duration of the semester. Access will be terminated on the last day of the semester.
- Architecture: ARCH 403
- Bioengineering: BE 410, 411
- Civil Engineering: CE 465
- Chemical Engineering: ChE 432, 433, 450, 451
- Computer Science: CPT_S 421, 423
- Electrical Engineering: E_E 415, 416
- Engineering: ENGR 420, 421, 431
- Entrepreneurship: ENTRP 496
- Interior Design: I_D 426
- Landscape Architecture: LND_ARCH 485
- Mechanical Engineering: ME 416
Graduate Student Access – Provided Fall 2020 For Experimental Researchers Only Due to Covid 19
Graduate students enrolled in the following listed course will have building access, via their WSU Cougar Cards, to Dana, EE/ME, ETRL, and Sloan 24/7/365.
This access will be maintained throughout summer and winter breaks. Access will be removed on the first day of the semester the graduate student is no longer enrolled.
- Civil Engineering: CE 700, 702, 800
- Chemical Engineering: CHE 700, 702, 800
- Computer Science: CPT_S 700, 702, 800
- Electrical Engineering: E_E 551, 582.05, 595, 596, 700, 702, 800
- Engineering Management: EM 600, 702
- Environmental Engineering: (all environmental engineering courses use CE suffix)
- Materials Science & Engineering Program: MATSE 600, 800
- Mechanical Engineering: ME 700, 702, 800
- Materials Science & Engineering: MSE 600, 700, 702
Tips on Swiping Cougar Cards
If you swipe slowly, your card will not be read and the door will not unlock.
A green light on the reader, accompanied by a click, indicates that you have access and you can open the door. A red light indicates that you do not have access, and if there is no change to the lights on the reader your card was not read.
Dana, EE/ME, ETRL, Sloan, and Paccar exterior card readers are proximity enabled. Proximity Cougar Card readers are highly sensitive. You may find yourself swiping several times to get the card reader to read your Cougar Card. Please place your Cougar Cards magnetic strip firmly against the left side of the card reader and swipe your card very quickly. If you prefer, you can personally upgrade your Cougar Card at the CUB’s Cougar Card Center for $10 and get a card with a proximity chip in it. A Cougar Card that has a proximity chip only has to be in close proximity to the Cougar Card reader and the door will unlock – swiping is not necessary.
Most interior door Cougar Card readers are not proximity enabled.
Policies Regarding Access
Students may access classrooms, laboratories, assigned offices, and other areas where instruction or other official student activities occur.
Official student activities include activities that are associated with:
- Official University classes,
- University research under the direction of a University staff or faculty member, or
- Student groups that are registered in accordance with WAC 504-28-010.
Visitors and Volunteers
Visitors and volunteers may access restricted areas when supervised by authorized University faculty or staff. Visitors, under the age of 18 years, must be directly supervised by authorized University faculty or staff.
NOTE: When not acting in their official capacities, staff, faculty, and students have only those rights of access accorded visitors and volunteers.
Safety Glasses & Voiland College Safety Training Required to Access Laboratories
Contacts for Key and Cougar Card Access
If you need exterior building access, please refer to the table below for whom to contact.
|Unit||Key Contact||Card Contact|
|Voiland School of Chemical |
Engineering & Bioengineering
|Civil & Environmental |
|School of Design & |
|Electrical Engineering & |
|Ning Hsu |
|Engineering & |
|Mechanical & |
|Voiland College Dean's Office||Dar Neunherz|