After-hours Student Access to the Art Building

Card being swiped through the card scanner

The UNT Office of the Provost is providing funding for night-time Public Safety Officers to allow currently enrolled CVAD students to access the Art Building after the college's regular hours of operation. We are grateful for the support.

Who may apply, when and how

Not available during the Summer 2022 semester. For information about the summer hours, please visit the Art Building and Art Annex Hours web page on the CVAD website.

Spring | Web Form and Quiz

Currently enrolled CVAD students may request access that is made available by swiping their UNT identification card in a card reader at the entrance of the Art Building for "swipe" access after CVAD's regular hours of operation.

To request after-hours "swipe" access, students must:

After opening the online web form, students must complete the following steps.

  1. Enter the required information,
  2. Acknowledge that they have read and understood both the rules and privilege of after-hours access to the Art Building, and
  3. Complete a three-question quiz. Note: A score of 100% on the quiz is required to be granted access to the Art Building after regular operating hours.

Once the student has entered the information and successfully completed the quiz, an email notification will be sent by a staff member of the CVAD Dean's Office to the student's email address provided in the Qualtrics form.

Art Building Hours of Operation

Regular Hours • Jan. 31–May 13, 2022

The regular Art Building hours are as follow.

  • Monday–Thursday: 7 a.m.–10 p.m.
  • Friday: 6:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Noon–10 p.m.

Spring Break Hours • March 14–18, 2022

The Spring Break Art Building hours are as follow.

  • March 12: closed
  • March 13: closed
  • March 14–18: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • March 19: closed
  • March 20: Noon–10 p.m.

Note: After-hours access for undergraduates will be temporarily suspended during Spring Break. Access will resume on Sunday, March 20, 2022.

After-Hours Access

The Art Building schedule for after regular hours is as follows.

  • Monday–Thursday: Midnight–11:59 p.m. 24 hours a day
  • Friday: Midnight–5 p.m. Note: The building is not accessible from Friday, 5 p.m. to Saturday, 9 a.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m.–11:59 p.m.
  • Sunday: Midnight–11:59 p.m.

Art Building Access for Undergraduates Granted After-Hours Access

  • Monday–Thursday: Midnight–11:59 p.m.
  • Friday: Midnight–5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m.–11:59 p.m.
  • Sunday: Midnight–11:59 p.m.

Art Building Access for Graduate Students

Access to the Art Building is 24/7 during the long semester.
Access to specific areas is to be determined by programs in consultation with their department chairs.

UNT Public Safety Officer Hours

There will be a Public Safety Officer in the Art Building during the following hours.

  • Monday–Thursday: Midnight–7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m –11:59 p.m.
  • Friday: Midnight–7 a.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m.–11:59 p.m.
  • Sunday: Midnight–11:59 p.m.
  • No one is present from Friday, 5 p.m.–Saturday at 8 a.m.

Restricted Spaces Hours

Hours for access to restricted spaces are as follow.

Art Building, Room 153, Sculpture

General after-hours access to Sculpture will be only to Room 153 but not to any of the shops. Access to other areas in Sculpture, such as the woodshop or tool cage, will be determined by the Sculpture program coordinator in consultation with the Chair, Department of Studio Art.

Art Building, rooms 170, 172, and the exterior door, Metalsmithing and Jewelry

Metalsmithing and Jewelry students who have after-hours access will be able to swipe for access into the exterior door, but only rooms 170 and 172 will be available for after-hours use.

Art Building, Rooms 243, 250 and 254, Fashion Design

Classrooms will be open during normal business hours until the 12th class day. After the 12th class day, rooms will be open during the following hours.

  • Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

After the 12th class day, Jan. 31, classrooms will be available only by swipe access to all undergraduate students who have after-hours access on the schedule listed above.

Art Building, Room 356, New Media Art

  • Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Noon–6 p.m.

There is no after-hours access to this space.

Art Building, Room 361, Digital Fabrication Lab

  • Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 pm.
  • Saturday and Sunday: closed
  • Hours may change, check the Fab Lab web page for updates

Art Building, Room 362, Photography

  • Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: Noon–5 p.m.

Art Building Room 375, Computer Lab

  • Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Noon–10 p.m.

There is no after-hours access to this space.

Note: Hours are subject to change.

After-Hours Art Building Access

As a currently enrolled CVAD student, you may request an identification card, for "swipe" access to the Art Building to have extended after-hours options to work in the Art Building. For this to occur, you must read and understand the information on this web page. To demonstrate this understanding, you must take a three-question quiz before you sign a statement of understanding regarding the rules for after-hours usage and safety practices described below. You also will be asked to provide your name, student ID number, and the issue number on your current UNT identification card, which is found in the bottom right corner on the front of your UNT ID card.


1. With after-hours card-swipe access, an ID card becomes a master key to the Art Building, so you are expected to care for your ID card responsibly and with great care.

  • Note: The loss of your swipe card becomes a potential hazard to the safety and welfare of your fellow students, and could open the building to potential theft and vandalism.
  • Lost Card? If you lose your UNT ID card, you must promptly go to the UNT ID Systems office during their regular hours, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., where you can have your ID card replaced. Note: The ID Systems office is located on the first floor of the Eagle Student Services Center, Denton Campus, in Room 105.
  • With your new ID card, go to UNT Facilities Door Systems/Access Control office — during regular business hours — so the issue number on your new card can be updated. Otherwise, the new card will not allow you access to the Art Building. The UNT Facilities Door Systems/Access Control office is located on the northeast corner of Sycamore Hall, 307 S. Avenue B, Suite 006, across from the Khush Roti food trailer.

2. After-hours swipe access to the Art Building is available only at the entrance nearest the dean’s office, Room 101, at the southwest corner of the building. All other exterior doors will remain locked after regular building hours. Only CVAD students are allowed in the building after hours. This means no friends, partners or other non-CVAD students may be in the building after hours. All others will be asked to leave the building.

3. If you arrive in a group, you must swipe in separately. This allows us to monitor who is in the building after hours should the need arise — and will provide an accurate assessment of usage to the Provost’s Office.

4. You are expected to treat the building and its furnishings respectfully.

a. Do not cut on any surface without a cutting mat or other protection beneath your work.
b. No spray adhesives are allowed in the building, regardless of whether you are using a spray booth or not.
c. If you make a mess, clean up after yourself.
d. When possible, you should use a classroom that is dedicated to the subject upon which you are working.

5. You must follow the guidelines found on the CVAD Forms and Resources website on the CVAD Health and Safety Program web page.

6. You may not sleep, or “nest,” in the building after hours.

7. Do not prop any exterior doors open for any reason. Doing so will allow unauthorized entry to the building and may endanger the safety of the students in the building. If you are caught doing this, you will lose your after-hours privileges for the balance of the semester. A second violation in a subsequent semester will result in a permanent loss of privileges.

8. During university closures due to weather and university holidays, the Art Building also will be closed.

9. If there is an emergency of any kind, you are expected to follow the directions of the Public Safety Officers.

10. You are expected to use safe work practices while in the building at all times.

Safety Practices

1. Familiarize yourself with how to contact the UNT Police Department. | Phone: 940-565-3000

In an emergency, dial 911. The Art Building physical address is 1201 W. Mulberry St, Denton, TX 76201.

  • If the emergency requires that you remain silent, in the city of Denton you are able to text 911.
  • In the first message, send the location and type of emergency, e.g., 1201 W. Mulberry St., Room 251, I am under a desk.
  • Text in simple words — send a short text message without abbreviations or slang.
  • Follow the dispatcher's instructions.

Note: A 911 call or text in the city of Denton is first routed to the Denton Police Police Department, the primary public safety answering point. If the call or text requires a UNT Police Department response, the call or text will be transferred to the UNT Police.

Instructions for Texting to 911

The Denton Police Department has provided the following instructions and guidelines.

  • Open a text message page on your phone.
  • Enter the digits 911 in the "To" field.
  • In the first message, send the location and type of emergency, e.g., 1234 Main St., home burglary, I am in the northside bedroom closet.
  • Text in simple words—send a short text message without abbreviations or slang.
  • Follow the dispatcher's instructions.
  • Be prepared to answer questions.
  • Photos and videos cannot be sent to 911 at this time.
  • Text-to-911 cannot include more than one person. Do not send your emergency text to anyone other than 911.
  • Voice calls to 911 are always the best and fastest way to get help.
  • While text-to-911 service is available throughout Denton County, it may not be available once residents leave Denton County and, like wireless coverage gaps, could be impacted by service availability. If residents do not receive a text response from a 911 operator, make a voice call to 911.

IMPORTANT: Remember, voice calls to 911 are always the best and fastest way to get help.

2. Pay attention to UNT Eagle Alerts: Eagle Alert is the primary alert notification system for the University of North of Texas and it will be used to communicate emergency messages to the campus community. Other alert notification methods should be utilized in addition to Eagle Alert, such as outdoor weather sirens.

3. Do not work alone. There is safety in numbers. You should not work alone in a classroom or any space in the building. Working with at least one other person is strongly recommended.

4. Never walk to your car alone after hours. If possible, find at least two others who will walk you to your car. Before you enter your car, look in the back seat. Once you are in your car, your escorts may walk back to swipe themselves back into the building. You may call the UNT Police for an escort if you don’t have one.

5. Take extra care when you are tired. Be careful with sharp or potentially dangerous objects, such as an X-ACTO knife, late at night when you are sleep-deprived. If you hurt yourself and need help, call 911.

6. Be safe after dark. If you are not parked near the Art Building and need a ride to your car, visit the UNT Transportation Services website page for Campus Transit and find the E-Ride paragraph on that page,, for information.

Access Limitation — One Semester

This agreement will be in effect only until 5 p.m. on the final day of classes each semester, after which after-hours privileges will end for the semester. After-hours privileges will not be available until the Census Date of the following semester.