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 Adminstrative 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
  2. Email 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, with room numbers, the space you need access to.  All parties should cc:
  3. After approval by the responsible party you may pick up your keys at the department office (NS2 1120). The department office is open Monday through Friday between the hours of 8-12 and 1-5.
  4. A cash deposit of $20 per key 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.
  5. You must pick-up and return your own keys to the department.
  6. 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.