Many different types of locks

Access Technologies & Life Safety

ATLaS interacts with the CMU community most regarding the administration of access credentials. CMU has nearly 8,000 locks. To successfully manage access, we have procedures in place that help us obtain the information we need to best serve you, the patrons of CMU. Please see our complete Access Procedures document (bottom of page) for information on access cards and keys, and the responsibilities that come with possessing them.

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Access-Related Information

Key Request Forms

Key Request Forms are used to request brass keys for access. A Director, Senior Manager or Department Head of a workgroup (Presider) is the only party allowed to submit these requests. Presiders may also appoint one other member of the department (Designee) to submit requests on their behalf. Completed Key Request Forms must be sent from a Presider or Designee email address as an attachment to Please allow up to seven (7) days for processing, especially during busy times.


 (Download & Fill in Acrobat) 

Key Request Forms are only for brass keys in academic and non-residential spaces. If your key, door, or lock is not functioning properly, please submit a work order. Card access cannot be requested on a Key Request Form. Card access is requested by the Designee on the ATLaS Drive card access spreadsheet.


Key Transfers

Key Transfers are used to report the reassignment of an office key within a department. People receiving an office key will be emailed an Employee Key Agreement to e-sign from their department Designee. The form can also be printed, signed, and returned to the Designee. Only office keys can be transferred. Completed forms must be sent from a Presider or Designee email address to 


 (Download & Fill in Acrobat)

Key Pickup

Keys that are ready can be picked up at the ATLaS office on the corner of 13th & Elm in the Facilities Services Shops building. ATLaS will notify Designees when keys are ready for pickup. The person being issued the key is welcome to pick up their key during our open office hours. Designees can also pick up keys for those within their area of responsibility.

Access for Academic Spaces

Students or employees needing access should consult their instructor, Presider, or Designee. Designees will notify the appropriate parties when access has been granted. Please allow up to seven (7) days for processing, especially during busy times.

If access cards need to be encoded, the MavCard Office in the University Center will provide that service. Designees will be notified if encoding is required. Do not return to the MavCard Office if your card is not functioning as you were told it should. The MavCard Office does not add or modify access, it only issues and encodes cards. All discrepancies should go back through the instructor, Presider, or Designee.


Access for Residential Spaces

All student resident access is handled by Residence Life. Do not go to the MavCard Office for an issue regarding residence hall or bedroom access. Students should seek out a Resident Assistant for help or visit the Residence Life office during normal business hours.


Damaged MavCard Replacement (For Employees)

MavCards used by faculty, staff, and student employees for work purposes will wear over time and cease to function properly. Employee MavCards can be replaced at the expense of your department if your supervisor believes that the wear was a result of work-related use. Your supervisor must fill and sign the form (linked below), then the employee can take it to the MavCard Office in the University Center as a voucher for a replacement MavCard. This form does not cover lost MavCards.

MavCard Replacement Form

Once expired, access will not be renewed until it is requested by your instructor, Presider, or Designee.

Student -- Academic

   Last: 12/17/2018,     Next: 5/19/2019

Student -- CL/Residential

   Last: 12/17/2019,     Next: 5/19/2019

Student -- Athletic Locker Rooms

   Last: 6/15/2018,     Next: 6/15/2019

Faculty / Staff

   Last: 5/31/2020,     Next: 5/31/2025


   Last: 5/31/2018,     Next: 5/31/2019

Contractor / Specialty Use Card

   Last: 6/30/2018,     Next: 6/30/2019

We will have someone staffing our office and available to assist you during our open office hours. In emergency situations, we may also close unexpectedly. If your access is not working, please do not show up at our office. Consult your instructor, Presider, or Designee. A request to add or update access needs to be submitted by the department in order for us to modify access. 


   8:00am - 10:00am


     8:00am - 10:00am


     12:00pm - 2:00pm


     12:00pm - 2:00pm


     8:00am - 10:00am


You may also:

  • Call 248-1075 to see if someone is available to assist you
  • Email to set a pickup time (M - F, 7am - 5pm) (1 day in advance)
  • Walk in and see if we are open

You should only come to pickup an access device after your supervisor or designee has notified you that it is ready. Our open office hours are for patrons dropping off forms, completing an employee checkout, or picking up assigned keys/cards. 

ATLaS is responsible for the unlocking of most electrified doors in academic buildings for events and reservations that are scheduled in the 25Live campus system. ATLaS does not take reservations.


If you are affiliated with Colorado Mesa University as a student, staff, or faculty and are needing to schedule an academic classroom space, please complete a Room Request Form. It is requested that you complete one form per event and submit your request at least five business days in advance of your event to allow for any scheduling communication and/or clarification. 


For information on scheduling a room in the University Center, visit the University Center Rental Space webpage.


1251 Elm Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501
Entrance on the corner of Elm & 13th
ATLaS sign on entrance


Phone: 970-248-1075
ATLaS location on 13th and Elm ave

Primary Functions

Brass key issuance and maintenance

Pick up your keys here after being notified that they are ready. Return all keys to us during your checkout process. Please have ID; MavCard preferred. 

Process MavCard access requests

Card access is requested through representatives (Designees) from each department. Patrons cannot walk in to ATLaS and ask for access.

Repair/maintain locks and other door-related hardware

If you are having a lock-related issue, please submit a work order.

Life safety and emergency response

ATLaS is responsible for the care and compliance of fire alarm/suppression systems, fire extinguishers, fire code, elevators, MavCard access control, Key access control, and camera maintenance. We respond to fire alarm activations and elevator entrapments.