Student Access to the Art Building

Card being swiped through the card scanner

For the 2019-2020 academic year, the UNT Office of the Provost is providing funding for night-time Public Safety Officers to test after-hours access for our students. We are grateful for the support.

When you may apply

You are eligible to apply for access only after the 12th class day.

Spring 2020: Jan. 28 is the first day the form is open.

Currently enrolled CVAD students may request UNT identification card, or "swipe," access to the Art Building to gain access to work in the Art Building after regular working hours. In order for this to occur, students must complete the following.

  • Read the information regarding rules and practices found on this webpage,
  • Take a three-question quiz, and
  • Agree to a statement that acknowledges understanding of the rules for after-hours usage and safety practices. Students will need to answer the quiz questions correctly before a request will be processed.

Once the student information and quiz score is verified, an email notification will be sent to the email address provided in the quiz. 

Art Building Hours of Operation

Regular Hours

As of Oct. 1, 2019, the general Art Building hours are as follow.

  • Monday–Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Extended Hours

The general Art Building extended hours are as follow.

  • Monday–Thursday: Midnight to 11:59 p.m. (24 hours a day)
  • Friday: Midnight to 10 p.m. Note: The building is not accessible from Friday, 10 p.m. to Saturday, 8 a.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
  • Sunday: Midnight to 11:59 p.m.

Public Safety Officer Hours

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

  • Monday: Midnight to 7 a.m.
  • Tuesday–Thursday: 9:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning.
  • Friday: The building is not accessible by swipe from Friday, 10 p.m. to Saturday, 8 a.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
  • Sunday: Midnight to 11:59 p.m.

Restricted Spaces Hours

Restricted hours to specific spaces are as follow.

Art Building, Room 153, Sculpture

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

After-hours access to Sculpture will only be to the classroom 153, but not to any of the shops.

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

  • Monday–Friday: 6:30 a.m.–10 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m.–10 p.m.

Metals students will be able to swipe into the exterior door for after-hours access, but only the classrooms 170 and 172 will be available for after-hours usage.

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

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

Fashion students will be able to swipe into these classrooms for after-hours access.

Art Building, Room 356, New Media

  • Monday–Thursday: 7:50 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. 

There is no after-hours access to this space.

Art Building, Room 361, Digital Fabrication Lab 

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

There is no after-hours access to these spaces.

Art Building, Room 362, Photography

  • Monday–Friday: 7:45 a.m.–4:45 p.m.

No weekend hours.
There is no after-hours access to Art Building, Room 362.

Art Building, 366 Textiles Fabrication Lab 

  • Monday–Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

There is no after-hours access to this space.

CVAD 375 Computer Lab hours 

  • Monday–Friday: 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11:55 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11:55 a.m.–10 p.m.

There is no after-hours access to this space.

After-Hours Access

As a currently enrolled CVAD student you may request identification card, or "swipe," access to the Art Building to have extended after-hours options to work in the Art Building. In order to for this to occur, you must read and understand the information on this webpage. 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. 


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.

The ID Systems office is located on the first floor of the Eagle Student Services Center, Denton Campus, in Room 105, where you can have your ID card replaced.

With your new ID card, go to 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 also 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 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, 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 after hours.

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 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 in 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 get help.
  • While text-to-911 service is available throughout the 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 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 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 E-Ride web page,, for information.

Access Limitation—One Semester

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