The College of Engineering access control system is composed of computer-controlled electronic locks that are operated by an access card.

If you have a Hawk ID and an affiliation (student, staff, faculty) with the College of Engineering, your Iowa One® Card is your Seamans Center (SC) access card.

If you are not affiliated with the College of Engineering and need to use SC resources, an Engineering faculty or staff member must authorize your access. After that sponsor has notified ECS, come to the ECS office, 1256 SC, with your Iowa One card, if you have one, or government ID, such as a driver’s license. If you have a UI Health Care Badge, bring it so that SC access can be added to the card.

If you need access to doors that are not included by default, go to department that manages the space to get authorization.

If you have problems with your access card, come to the ECS office, 1256 SC.

For engineering students, the default doors are the perimeter doors that have access control (entrances 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, and 13*), the student labs (Elder, Hering, 2301 SC), and the student study space in 4517 SC. Seniors have access to the group collaboration room 2222 SC. Non-engineering students have no door access, even if taking an engineering course.

Faculty and staff have access to the perimeter doors listed above and conference rooms in SC; they may have access to shared departmental spaces.

*Entrance 1 on east side near NE corner; 3 on north side near NW corner; 5 in alley across from CC and leading to ramp by EMS; 8 on west side near loading dock and elevator; 10 on west side at end of alley between SC and CC; and 13 on south side off John Deere Plaza.