After-hours Student Access to the Art Building & Art Annex

Card being swiped through the card scanner

We are now funded for night-time Public Safety Officers to allow current CVAD students to access the Art Building and Art Annex after the college's regular operating hours. 

  • For Fall 2024, applications open on TBA.
  • Access begins on TBA.

Who may apply, when and how?

Web Form and Quiz

Currently enrolled CVAD students may request access 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 you 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 must be achieved to access the Art Building after regular operating hours.

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

Art Building Hours of Operation

Art Building • Summer

Regular Hours 

  • Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

Art Annex Hours of Operation

Regular Hours

  • The Art Annex will remain locked at all times and requires swipe access.

Art Building After-Hours Access

The Art Building's 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 on Friday after 5 p.m. to Saturday at 8:59 a.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m.–11:59 p.m.
  • Sunday: Midnight–11:59 p.m., 24 hours a day

Art Building Access for Undergraduates Granted After-Hours Access — only for long semesters

  • 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.
Note: Undergraduates who have applied and been approved for 24-hour access also may enter the building.
The program coordinators determine access to specific areas in consultation with their department chairs.

UNT Public Safety Officer Hours

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

Year Round

The UNT Public Safety Officer hours will be during regular building hours.

Beginning on the first day of the semester, a public safety officer will be on duty at the following times.

  • 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 shops. Access to other areas in Sculpture, such as the woodshop or tool cage, will be determined by the Sculpture faculty in consultation with the Chair of the Department of Studio Art.

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

  • Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Noon–10 p.m.

Metalsmithing and Jewelry students with after-hours access can 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, Feb. 12, 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, Feb. 12, classrooms will be available only by swipe access to undergraduate students who have approved after-hours access on the above schedule.

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

Summer Hours

  • Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sunday: Closed

Fall & Spring Semester Hours

  • Monday–Tuesday: 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Wednesday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Saturday: Noon–5 p.m.
  • Hours may change; check the Fabrication Lab web page for updates

Art Building, Room 362, Photography

Fall, Spring Semester Hours

Until the 12th class day of the semester:

  • Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: closed

Beginning on the 12th day of each long semester:

  • 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, Student Computer Lab

Summer Hours

  • Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Fall & Spring Semester Hours

There is no after-hours access to this space. Note: Hours are subject to change.

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

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 will also be asked to provide your name, student ID number, and the issue number on your current UNT identification card, which is 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 UNT 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 regular hours, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., where you can replace your ID card. Note: The ID Systems office is on the first floor of the Eagle Student Services Center, Denton Campus, Room 105.
  • With your new ID card, go to the 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. 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. You must swipe in separately if you arrive in a group. This allows us to monitor who is in the building after hours should the need arise — and will provide an accurate usage assessment to the Provost’s Office.

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

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

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

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

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

8. In an emergency, you are expected to follow the directions of the Public Safety Officers.

9. You are always expected to use safe workplace practices.

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's physical address is 1201 W. Mulberry St., Denton, TX 76201.

  • If the emergency requires that you remain silent in Denton, you can 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 message without abbreviations or slang.
  • Follow the dispatcher's instructions.

Note: A 911 call or text in 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 911

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

  • Open a text message page on your phone.
  • Enter the 911 digits 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 Texas. It will be used to communicate emergency messages to the campus community. Other alert notification methods, such as outdoor weather sirens, should be utilized in addition to Eagle Alert.

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. Find at least two others to walk you to your car if possible. 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. When sleep-deprived, be careful with sharp or potentially dangerous objects, such as an X-ACTO knife. 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 web 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. After-hours privileges will not be available again until after the Census Date – the 12th day of the semester — of the new semester. 


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