Keys for Department of Chemistry students, faculty and staff are issued through the department. The Department of Chemistry occupies space in five buildings: the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building (ISEB), Rowland Hall (RH), Frederick Reines Hall (FRH), Natural Sciences 1 (NSI), and Natural Sciences 2 (NSII). The Chemistry Administrative Offices are located on the first floor of Natural Sciences 2. Building keys are issued on a case-by-case basis, based on the person’s office or lab location, and when there is demonstrated need.

The procedure for obtaining keys:

  1. Fill out the top portion of the key request form found here: Key Request Form. Include the building and room number of the keys you need.
    • You do not have to fill out another form if you already have one in the department. Email the key information to the PI for approval.
  2. Email the form to your faculty advisor, supervisor, or the person who is officially assigned the space and request approval via e-mail confirmation. Please clearly state the room numbers and the space you need access to. All parties should cc:
  3. After the responsible party approves, you will receive an email from the department notifying you when your keys are ready for pickup.
  4. You may pick up your keys at the department office (NS2 1120). The department key pick-up hours are between 9 am-12 pm Monday through Friday.
  5. A cash deposit of $20 per key (cash or check only) is required for all fixed-term appointments (casual/temporary staff, lecturers, visitors, students, and non-senate academics).  Payments must be made by cash or check payable to "UC Regents" (preferred) and brought to the department office when keys are picked up.
  6. You must pick up and return your own keys to the department.
  7. If work location changes, you may exchange keys with no additional deposit.

Keys for Undergraduate Students:  
As undergraduates should not be in lab alone, faculty will need to provide a detailed justification when requesting keys for undergraduate students. Requests are approved on a case-by-case basis, when there is demonstrated need, and a safety plan in place. Undergraduate stockroom workers may be issued keys to the relevant stockroom.