Carthage is presently in a transition period between key master systems. All residence halls, the Todd Wehr Center, the N. E. Tarble Athletic, and Recreational Center, Hedberg Library, Fritsch Meditation Chapel, the David A. Straz, Jr. Center, and the Clausen Center are outfitted with a high-security Medeco key core system.

Most of Lentz Hall, A. F. Seibert Chapel, and the H. F. Johnson Center for the Fine Arts are on a Sargent core system.

Facilities Management is the source of all keys to campus locks and facilities. Keys are not issued without prior approval of the appropriate campus authorities. No Carthage key may be reproduced by anyone other than the authorized physical plant locksmith.

Student Key Requests

Lost residence hall room keys require a change in the door core for the safety of the occupants. 

  • All key requests must be submitted through work order system (School Dude).
  • There will be a $100 charge for key requests for Madrigrano, Johnson, Tarble, Denhart, and Swenson halls when keys are reported lost and/or stolen.
  • There will be a $200 charge for key requests for The Oaks and The Tower when keys are reported lost and/or stolen.
  • There is no charge for keys that are broken or bent, provided you bring the keys to the TWC Information Desk.
  • All student keys should be picked at the TWC Information Desk between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. with valid Carthage ID.
  • Email Joselin Cabada at jcabada@carthage.edu with any questions.
Faculty Key Requests
  • All faculty key requests require a review and signature by the Associate Vice President of Campus Operations.
  • Key Request Form
  • The signed key request should be sent to Facilities Management.
  • Email Joselin Cabada at jcabada@carthage.edu with any questions.
Staff Key Requests
  • All staff key requests require the signature of your department supervisor on the Key Request Form.
  • The signed key request should be sent to Facilities Management.
  • Email Joselin Cabada at jcabada@carthage.edu with any questions.
Important Notes
  • Keys are issued to a specific individual and remain the property of Carthage.
  • All keys must be returned at the end of your employment or tenure with Carthage.
  • Keys may not be transferred from one employee to another.
  • With the exception of a student room, floor CO, and mailbox keys to residents, Carthage does not issue keys to academic or other auxiliary facility keys to students.

Exit doors to the residence halls and other higher security doors on campus may be controlled by an electronic card access lock. If you have access rights to a specific facility so equipped, your Carthage identification card will be encoded for use in the electronic lock. For further information on facility access policies and hours of facility operation, please refer to the Carthage Community Code.