All St. Mary’s College students and employees are issued photo ID cards and are required to carry them while on campus. All academic and administration buildings are checked and locked every night. Students with a need to enter a locked building must do so by obtaining a valid building “pass” from a faculty or staff member. A faculty or staff member should also submit a list of students needing access to the Office of Public Safety and the Office of Information and Technology. All traditional residence halls and Waring Commons units are equipped with card-access control of at least two entrances per building. The card-accessed buildings are locked 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and only allow entry to residents of each area. Public Safety officers make periodic security patrols within the halls on a 24-hour basis. The building access systems are inspected and tested on a regular basis, and malfunctions are given priority for repair. Residents living in Waring Commons and the Lewis Quad suites are issued keys that operate the outside entry doors and their assigned bedroom doors. Residents living in the Townhouses are issued keys which operate the outside entry doors. Residents are strongly urged to keep the doors locked to prevent theft, unwanted false fire alarms and other problematic behavior. Residents are expected to comply with all residence and guest policies, to use available security locks, and to not prop locked doors open, or to allow entrance to uninvited people. Each residence staff office is open 8:00 p.m. until midnight during the week and 9:00 p.m. until 2 a.m. on weekends and managed by trained and experienced student staff members. Information about security at individual halls is available through the Office of Residence Life.