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Automatic Access Building and Service Hours

The following is a list of all buildings that are automatically available to eligible students, faculty, and staff via Wildcard access and their default hours for each population. Access to these buildings may be temporarily removed due to testing noncompliance; see the undergraduate testing page for more information and information on how to reinstate access. Any preexisting additional access that students, faculty, or staff may already have to buildings across campus has not changed; this access only expands upon existing access privileges. 

Any individual that needs extended hours to these buildings or needs access to another building not on this list, should follow the existing school/unit access request process.  These schools/units will submit individual access requests to Facilities following the existing building access process.

Please reach out to the COVID Resource Team at returntocampusteam@northwestern.edu with any questions or issues accessing the below automatic access buildings.  Please include Building & Service Access in the subject line of your email and your 7-digit Student/Employee ID (located on your Wildcard) in the body of your message. For urgent, temporary access to these automatic access buildings, please call the Facilities Management Service Center at (847) 491-5201.

Building Open to Undergraduate Students Open to Graduate Students Open to Faculty & Staff
1800 Sherman 8am-8pm M-F 8am-10pm M-Sat 24/7
2122 Sheridan 8am-8pm M-F 8am-10pm M-Sat 24/7
555 Clark 8am-8pm M-F 8am-10pm M-Sat 24/7
Alice Millar Chapel/Parkes 8am-8pm M-F 8am-10pm M-Sat 24/7
Annenberg Hall 8am-8pm M-F 8am-10pm M-Sat 24/7
Annie May Swift 8am-8pm M-F 8am-10pm M-Sat 24/7
Catalysis 8am-8pm M-F 8am-10pm M-Sat 24/7
Cook Hall 8am-8pm M-F 8am-10pm M-Sat 24/7
Fisk Hall 8am-8pm M-F 8am-10pm M-Sat 24/7
Ford Center 8am-8pm M-F 8am-10pm M-Sat 24/7
Frances Searle 8am-8pm M-F 8am-10pm M-Sat 24/7
Harris Hall 8am-8pm M-F 8am-10pm M-Sat 24/7
Henry Crown SPAC 8am-8pm M-F 8am-10pm M-Sat 24/7
Hogan Hall 8am-8pm M-F 8am-10pm M-Sat 24/7
Kresge/Crowe 8am-10pm M-F 8am-10pm M-Sat 24/7
Louis Hall 8am-8pm M-F 8am-10pm M-Sat 24/7
Lutkin 8am-8pm M-F 8am-10pm M-Sat 24/7
Main Library

8am-8pm M-Th

8am-6pm F

10am-6pm Sat

Noon-8pm Su

8am-8pm M-Th

8am-6pm F

10am-6pm Sat

Noon-8pm Su

8am-8pm M-Th

8am-6pm F

10am-6pm Sat

Noon-8pm Su

McCormick Foundation 8am-8pm M-F 8am-10pm M-Sat 24/7
Mudd Hall 8am-8pm M-F 8am-10pm M-Sat 24/7
Norris Center 8am-8pm M-F 8am-8pm M-F 8am-8pm M-F
North Parking Garage - MCC Entrance

7:15am-8pm M-F

9:15am-4:30pm, Sat-Su

7:15am-8pm M-F,

9:15am-4:30pm, Sat-Su

7:15am-8pm M-F,

9:15am-4:30pm, Sat-Su

Pancoe Pavilion 8am-8pm M-F 8am-10pm M-Sat 24/7
Pick-Staiger 8am-8pm M-F 8am-10pm M-Sat 24/7
Regenstein 8am-8pm M-F 8am-10pm M-Sat 24/7
Ryan Hall 8am-8pm M-F 8am-10pm M-Sat 24/7
Ryan Music 8am-8pm M-F 8am-10pm M-Sat 24/7
Scott Hall 8am-5pm M-F 8am-5pm M-Sat 24/7
Silverman 8am-8pm M-F 8am-10pm M-Sat 24/7
Swift Hall and Annex 8am-8pm M-F 8am-10pm M-Sat 24/7
Tech Institute 8am-10pm M-F 8am-10pm M-Sat 24/7
University Hall 8am-8pm M-F 8am-10pm M-Sat 24/7
Wirtz Center 8am-8pm M-F 8am-10pm M-Sat 24/7