Gaining University Access

There are two different ways to unlock doors at Western Washington University: 

If a key or electronic access is needed for university Residence Space, please contact University Residence.

To get a brass key

To request a key for a room or an outside door or file cabinet a work order will need to be filled out.

Here is a document  that might help if you are unsure how to fill out a work order.

Please be aware of the following concerning the form:

  • The Lock Shop will assign a job number and lock this form. An email will automatically be sent out stating the form is complete. A common misconception is this means the keys or electronic devices are ready. This is not the case.
  • The Lock Shop will usually email notifications when keys or electronic devices are ready within 5 business days after the form is locked. Please do not call requesting a time frame of when the work is complete as it usually only delays the inevitable.
  • If you have not heard anything after 7 business days please email the Lockshop@wwu.edu with the Document V# from the work order located in the top right corner of the work order.
  • If you are curious what the locksmith will see when the form is completely filled out you can enter the Document V# in the space provided on this site.

 

To get an electronic access device

To request an electronic access device for a room or an outside door a work order will need to be filled out.
If you are unsure how to fill out a work order here is a document that might help.

In addition to the work order needing to be filled out a Prox template form will need to be filled out and attached to the work order form.

Please be aware of the following concerning the form:

  • Please use Abbreviations for Buildings. You can see building abbreviations here. An accepted Lock Shop abbreviation for Outside door is OS.
  • Please do not list the same person multiple times for multiple locations. There is an examples tab on the bottom of the excel sheet to see examples of how to fill out the form properly.

 

Page Updated 06.26.2013