Key Card Purchase Request
A key card (or fob) is required to get into many buildings and rooms on the USF St. Petersburg campus. You may be required to purchase a key card to gain access to your office or classrooms.
Using your USF ID Card For Building Access
Faculty, Staff, and Students
Campus Computing has started upgrading some buildings to the new card system which will use your USF ID card to gain access. Buildings that use your USF ID Card are Pelican Apartments/Residence Hall One (RHO), Ibis Hall/University Student Center (USC), Osprey Suites (RHT), and the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library.
UPDATE- As part of the Davis Hall second floor renovations, a new card access system was installed. Faculty and staff will now use their USF ID Card to access the second floor of Davis Hall.
Student residents use their USF ID Card to gain access to the Residence Halls. Residents should contact Housing and Residential Life with questions or issues accessing the buildings.
Proxy Key Cards
The rest of the campus still uses proxy key cards to access buildings and rooms. Key cards are purchased from Campus Computing.
Before purchasing a key card, check with your supervisor to determine if you will need a key card. To request a key card, you will need to complete the following steps:
- Complete the Key Card Authorization Form.
- Purchase the key card online and save a copy of the receipt (in PDF format).
- Submit the Key Card Authorization form and receipt to the Help Desk.
- You will be notified when your key card is ready for pickup at the Help Desk in Bayboro Hall (BAY) 226.
It is your responsibility to notify Campus Computing immediately in the event of a lost key card so it can be disabled. To replace a lost or damaged card, you will need to purchase a new key card and submit a copy of the receipt to the Help Desk.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Report the lost key card (or fob) to the Help Desk immediately so it can be disabled. To replace a lost or damaged card, you will need to purchase a new card online and submit the receipt to the Help Desk.
All sales are final. Campus Computing is unable to refund you for the purchase.
No, a PCard cannot be used to purchase a new or replacement card.
Students and staff will use their USF ID cards to access Residence Hall One, University Student Center, Osprey, and the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library. When the second floor of Davis Hall is open after renovations, the USF ID card will be used.
Please contact your supervisor to request additional access. Your supervisor will need to submit a request to the Help Desk.
Yes, student and adjunct cards (that have access to academic and administrative buildings) expire at the end of each semester. Before returning for a new semester, contact your supervisor to re-activate your card (or fob).
Resident student access to residence halls expires on the assigned move-out date. Residents should contact housing about gaining access to the residence halls.
The request to reactivate a key card must come from a supervisor or accountable officer. If you are a Supervisors or accountable officer for an employee with an expired keycard, you can submit a request online to activate the card.
Many of the doors at the USF St. Petersburg campus are equipped with an electronic locking system. This allows locks to be programmed to automatically lock and unlock on a schedule. Key cards (or fobs) provide access to secured areas. With this system, authorized users, such as the USF St. Petersburg police, can instantly implement a campus-wide "lock down" in the event of an emergency.