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Building Access and ID Card Information

All community members, staff, faculty, and students are required to carry their identification cards at all times.  In order to prevent trespassers from entering university grounds and facilities, all community members are required to display their ID cards upon request of a university official. All service personnel are required to display their ID cards on their outer garments at all times. 

Building Access Policy

Library Building – Law Library

Public
Members of the public are welcome to use the law library Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Use is restricted to the law library on the main floor, for legal research purposes only. Upon arrival, call Campus Safety at 717.541.3948 and present a valid photo ID. You must sign the visitor’s log.

Alumni, Bench, and Bar
Alumni and members of the bench and bar are welcome to use the law library when it is open and are not limited to the public hours. Use of the law library is for legal research purposes and is not intended for meetings, including client meetings, of any kind. Upon arrival, please call Campus Safety at 717.541.3948 and present a valid photo ID and bar membership card. You must sign the visitor’s log.

Library Building – Generally

Guests, Speakers, and Other Visitors
The law school, its student body, and its faculty regularly have guests, speakers, and other visitors to campus for a variety of educational purposes. Upon arrival, call Campus Safety at 717.541.3948 and present a valid photo ID. Your host will have submitted your name to Campus Safety for inclusion on our daily Visitor Log.

Administration Building

Visitors to the Administration Building are welcome each day until 5:00 p.m. After 5:00 p.m., access is limited to Widener students, faculty, and staff unless prior arrangements have been made. Please note that access will vary during final exam periods and to accommodate outside groups who have reserved event space.

Student Organizations Building

Access is limited to Widener students, faculty, and staff unless prior arrangements have been made.

Last Revised: April 23, 2019.

The Law School reserves the right to change or modify the building access policy at any time without prior notice.

Identification Cards

Widener ID cards for current students, faculty and staff are used as print cards and used for building access during certain times.  All ID photos are taken by Brian Fearnbaugh, 717.541.3963, in Media Services. Once ID cards are ready for pick up, they are available at the information desk on the first floor of the Law Library Building. 

New Law Students

You will have an opportunity to get your ID card picture taken during orientation week. Your photo will be taken by Media Services on the second floor of the Widener Law Commonwealth Library.

Returning Law Students

Students who need replacement ID cards go to the Registrar’s Office to pay for the replacement. The Registrar’s Office will provide a receipt for you to give Media Services. Any student who is unable to have a photo taken during hours of operation can set up an appointment by calling the ID Card Office, 717.541.3963.

*There is a $25.00 fee for ID cards that need to be replaced.

Graduate Programs, Social Work Program, and School of Nursing Students

Students should see their program representative who will coordinate with Media Services for a time to have their ID card photos taken.

Staff

Please stop by our office in the Law Library building and we will assist you.

ID Card Office Hours

Monday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Campus Safety
Phone:
 717.541.3948
Location: in the lobby of the Law Library Building.

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