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Access to Elings Hall

The doors to Elings Hall are open Monday through Friday, from 8am to 5pm. Outside of these hours, ACCESS Cards are used to enter the building. Gaining access to Elings Hall is a two-step process:

  1. Obtain your UCSB ACCESS ID card at the UCen.

    • There is a $25 fee to obtain an ACCESS card.
    • Only ACCESS ID cards obtained after July 2012 are able to be used as building access cards.
  2. Add Elings Hall access to ACCESS ID card.

    • To gain access to Elings Hall outside normal business hours, use the online form on the CNSI website:
    • Fill out the top part of the form. For the UCSB Advisor/Supervisor, put:
    • First Name: Laura
      Last Name: Cheung
      Email: laura (at)
    • Then at the bottom of the third column, select "CNSI Exterior Doors".
    • Submit the form.

Getting Keys

Keys to the labs in Elings Hall are issued on an "as needed" basis. If you need a key, the faculty member responsible for the lab should request one on your behalf by sending an email to Lisa Thwing, at lisa (at)

Keys are issued by Lisa Thwing in room 3316 in Phelps Hall. If you have any questions, you may contact her at lisa (at)

Departmental Mail

Students may pick up mail in the MAT mailroom, room 2603, Elings Hall.

Change of Address

Students who move during the school year or change their phone number must inform the Graduate Program Assistant, and update the information via the GOLD system so a current address and phone number is always on record.