Gaining Building Access

Most UCSF buildings employ an electronic door-lock system. This system relies on the use of ID cards to help us verify identification and limit access to authorized members of the UCSF community. By obtaining and wearing your approved ID card while on UCSF property, you can help us maintain the security of our campus community.

Access Card Information:

  • UCSF Medical Center premises: Email: secaccess@ucsfmedctr.org.
  • Campus ProxyCard access requests: Email weid@police.ucsf.edu.
  • Hospital/ACC access requests: Email secaccess@ucsfmedctr.org.
  • LARC access requests and renewals: Contact LARC directly.
  • IRRADIATOR access requests and renewals: Contact James Cook of EH&S.
  • For events that require the unlocking of doors (after-hours and on weekends): Call Facilities Services WMC at 415/476-2021.

Access Request Procedure:

Beginning on April 13, 2015 you can use the SRS system to request most access codes for either new hires or for those transferring into your department.

The SRS system request will allow you to select the code or codes that can be entered the Transaction Unit of Human Resources. The SRS system will send your request for access to the appropriate Door Authorizers for their approval.

The SRS system will not be used for special codes including medical center, LARC, irradiator and other codes deemed as special. 

  • Medical Center facilities (hospitals, ACC): Email: secaccess@ucsfmedctr.org.
  • LARC access requests and renewals: Contact LARC directly.
  • IRRADIATOR access requests and renewals: Contact James Cook of EH&S.
  • For events that require the unlocking of doors (after-hours and on weekends): Call Facilities Services WMC at 415/476-2021.

Please contact WeID (weid@ucsf.edu) if you do not see any code(s) you want to grant to an individual. WeID will direct your request to the listed Door Authorizer for their review and approval.

Unit/Division Managers may authorize and request perimeter building or interior proximity access for their employees and staff by sending an email to weid@police.ucsf.edu with the following information:

  • First and last names.
  • EIN or the eight digits on the back of their existing ID cards.
  • Actual access codes (if you know them) or specific buildings, doors and locations.
  • Length of access (e.g., months, weeks, or indefinite) 
  • Business hours or 24 x 7

To request information or to make an appointment (ID cards or LiveScan), call 415/476-2088.

To make an appointment (ID cards or LiveScan), follow this link to our online appointment system.

For UCSF Campus Premises:

  • All proximity cards are inactive when issued.
  • After access is added, it takes approximately one hour for the card to become active.
  • Replacement cards: Access on the previous card’s profile will automatically transfer over to the new card within one hour.

Access Policy

After-hours electronic access can be granted to persons who meet one of the following criteria:

  • A person needing regular and ongoing access to a building after specified business hours or on weekends.
  • A person having ongoing emergency responsibilities that require after-hours, weekend or holiday access to a building.

Note: If you do not meet the guidelines for after-hours access, you can enter at the main entrance of the building, present your UCSF ID card and sign in with security personnel.