Building Access Update

Dear Roadrunners,

Metropolitan State University of Denver and the Auraria Higher Education Center are collaboratively finding solutions to increase employee and student safety.

As was announced in Thursday’s Early Bird, AHEC and MSU Denver will begin a pilot program Monday, June 26, that will secure all exterior doors in the West and Central Classroom buildings. This expands on building-access and safety efforts instituted in May and June.

What you need to know: 

  • All exterior doors in the West and Central Classroom buildings will be accessible only to those who have a badge. 
  • Employees will periodically monitor one designated entrance on each building prior to class times to ensure Roadrunners can access the building through the transition.
    • Central Classroom Building monitored entrance: Doorway located on the southeast side, facing the courtyard.
    • West Classroom Building monitored entrance: Doorway located underneath the second-level walkway between West Classroom Building and Arts Building.
    • Signs will be posted on all exterior doors that explain the pilot program.
  • All Roadrunners should have an updated badge. 
    • If you forget your badge, signs will direct you to the monitored entrance.
    • If you have lost your badge, please replace it as soon as possible.
      • Visit the ID Station in the Tivoli Student Union, Room 269.
      • ID services are available Mondays-Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
      • Employees must provide a government-issued ID and a document or email from Human Resources or a completed ID Authorization/Charge Form.
      • Students must provide a government-issued ID and a copy of their current-semester course schedule (digital schedules are accepted).
        [email protected] for more details.
      • Call 303-556-8352 or email

Why MSU Denver and AHEC are partnering on this pilot program: 

  • Piloting controlled access for two of campus’ most heavily used summer buildings is the next in a series of steps to maximize security.
  • Feedback and findings will inform building-security and access plans for the fall semester and beyond.
  • If successful, this effort may be replicated across other campus buildings in the future.
  • AHEC is also embarking on a longer-term security and building-access study to determine sustainable solutions. This will include hiring a security consultant.
  • Throughout the pilot program, AHEC will monitor challenges and find ways to mitigate any issues before taking new security measures to scale across campus.

Where to learn more:

Thank you all for your continued flexibility as MSU Denver, AHEC and our campus partners endeavor to create a more secure working and learning environment. If you have suggestions for improving campus safety, please share them via the President’s Idea Catcher.


Larry Sampler
Chief Operating Office and Vice President for Administration