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Buildings Access

Building access was modified during the height of the pandemic, with the majority of campus buildings locked. Starting September 13, 2021 the vast majority of buildings on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses will revert back to their access schedules that were in place prior to the start of the pandemic. The community should be ready to show their symptomtracker badge and their Wildcard for building access if needed whenever they are on campus. Building monitors will actively monitor high-use campus spaces and conduct random health compliance checks to ensure the safety of our community. Other less frequently used spaces on campus may require Wildcard access.

Any questions about specific buildings can be directed to Facilities Customer Service. Individual access requests may be submitted to Facilities following the existing building access process.

Building Monitor Checks

In order to ensure the health and safety of our community in shared spaces, Northwestern will be conducting randomized health and safety checks in commonly occupied spaces across campus during school hours.  Northwestern community members must report daily symptoms using the symptomtracker app and should be ready to show your badge if asked to do so by a building monitor in any building on campus this quarter.  These random checks, along with a rigorous testing compliance process, are important steps to fostering a healthy campus environment.