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Due to the impending winter weather, WKU Owensboro will close at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday.

Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert.

Access Control

Locksmith BlantonKey CoreCutting KeysLocksmiths working in the shopMarking KeysNight lock up employee Dave NelsonStudent picking up keys at WKU Access Control service window

Locksmith Lloyd Blanton

Key Core

Cutting Keys

Locksmiths Tim and Lloyd

Marking Keys

Night lock up Dave Nelson

Key pick up

WKU Police Access Control

WKU Access Control serves under the direction of the WKU Police Department Chief of Police and is responsible for managing all keying systems for WKU campuses.  We abide by the 2011 Access Control Key Policy to ensure all issued keys are physically secured and only issued to authorized key holders. Our management and staff are dedicated to quality service and strive to provide the safest environment possible to all members of the campus community. 

As a security conscious team, we encourage everyone to become part of a cooperative effort to maintain a high level of safety and security on our campuses.  Effective safety and security practices by all users of university buildings are paramount for the protection of people and assets.  Become part of the solution and review the Access Control Key Policy for "best practices" to follow while handling university keys.

We are always looking for ways to improve. If you have any questions or comments please direct them to the following email:  Thank you for your interest in WKU Access Control. 

Special Note:

We are now located in Annex II under PS1.  Annex II is on the Diddle Arena side of PS1 near the parking structure exit tower.  Limited parking is available for short term customers. 

Key "Best Practices":

    • Sorry, these Keys are Non-Transferrable: Avoid loaning out your keys to others and remember to check your keys back in with Access Control or Housing when separating from WKU
    • Issued keys are WKU Property and may not be duplicated through external sources
    • Maintain possession of your keys: Never leave "hidden keys" for others to find. Even "hanging keys" in the lock so you "won't lock yourself out" creates opportunity for others to take control of your space
    • Verify Authorization:  WKU Keys are only issued to those authorized to enter an area.  Avoid letting unauthorized people have access to your space and please call the WKU police immediately if you observe suspicious activity
    •  Lost / Missing Keys? Contact WKU Police and file a report immediately. They can help you start the necessary paperwork to re-secure your building and complete "Lost / Missing Key" report


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 Last Modified 10/16/14