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Building Access and Grounds


When the building doors are locked, do not let anyone have access to the building by holding open the door or propping the door open. Student IDs are needed to gain entrance to building doors when they are locked.


Residents should notify the desk student staff and/or Residential Life building staff immediately for the following situations:

  • Doors are found unlocked
  • Doors locked at the wrong hours
  • Suspicious behavior
  • Maintenance problems
  • Other safety hazards



Housing and Residential Life has 25 elevators for residential use.  



Call OSU PD immediately if you are trapped or know someone is trapped in an elevator. For emergencies call 911 or call  (405) 744-6523 for non-emergencies. The person inside the elevator should also press the call button.


Items Dropped

If you drop an item down the elevator shaft, contact the desk staff to retrieve it. This may result in a bursar charge. Items dropped after hours will be collected the next business day. You may pick up items at the Housing and Residential Life at 100 Iba Hall. 


Grounds and Sports Courts

Grounds around the facilities are maintained by OSU Facilities Management. This includes the maintenance and upkeep of the sports courts (volleyball courts, basketball courts, putting greens, and playground equipment).


To make a request related to grounds or sports courts, contact the Facilities Office.


Keys/Card Access


Windows, Roofs, Ledges

  • Stay off roofs, ledges and eaves. 
  • Screens are not to be removed from the windows.
  • Items must not be hung outside the windows, placed on the ledges, or on balcony or patio railings.
  • In Iba, Parker, and Wentz Halls the windows need to remain closed, sealed and locked. Air vents must be unobstructed.
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