Building Policies

Building Access
  • Access: The building is open from 7am to 7pm, Monday through Friday, and is locked at all other times including University holidays.
  • After Hours:
    • Those authorized to use the E-Quad Building after hours are:
      • Department of Electrical Engineering faculty, staff, researchers and graduate students.
      • Undergraduate electrical engineering majors.
      • Others having authorization to use academic facilities inside the building.
    • You may request after hours TigerCard access for the exterior doors online at http://labs.ee.princeton.edu/qr/. Only those listed below will be granted access. The TigerCard office automatically grants access to all Electrical Engineering undergraduate and graduate students upon arrival. Access is deactivated over the summer and anyone on campus will need to submit an online request at http://labs.ee.princeton.edu/qr/ for reactivation.
  • SALTO Access:  The undergraduate laboratory may be accessed via the SALTO lock.  To request access please submit your request online at http://labs.ee.princeton.edu/qr/. We will obtain approval from your PI before processing your request.
Key Policy

Office and lab keys are issued under the agreement that the holder will reimburse the Department of Electrical Engineering $25 upon failure to return any key(s) issued to them. Lost keys will be replaced at a cost of $25 per loss. The replacement fee must be paid in cash or check prior to the key being re-issued. Excessive requests for replacement keys may result in the need to replace the room core or multiple cores. Many department keys have multiple layer access such as unlocking main doors in addition to individual offices. Lost keys compromise the security of the entire building not just the office to which they are issued. The cost of these re-cores will be the responsibility of the key holder. If you need a replacement key or a key to another room, please submit your request online at http://labs.ee.princeton.edu/qr/. We will obtain approval from your PI before processing your request.

Keys are to be returned to EE Executive Office (eemain@princeton.edu) prior to your departure from campus. To return keys after hours, complete the after-hours envelope and drop in the after-hours drop box outside of B210.

Security Policy

The security of the E-Quad and the quality of the atmosphere depends on each member of the Princeton Electrical Engineering community. As a member of the EE Community, you are responsible for:

  • Visitors and Guests: You are responsible for the behavior of your visitors and guests. If you see anyone behaving in a suspicious or undesirable manner, call Public Safety at x3134.
  • Citizenship: Good citizenship is demonstrated by respect for school, community and self. You are expected to promote good citizenship while a member of the Department of Electrical Engineering.
  • Room Usage: Formal activities can be held in Electrical Engineering conference rooms by previous arrangement with an EE staff member. Rooms are to be left in better condition than how they were found.
  • Fire Alarm: In the event of a Fire Alarm you are required to exit the building at the nearest exit. Public Safety will notify you when it is safe to re-enter the building. Please see the Department’s Emergency Action Plan and the University's Fire Safety Policy.
  • Suspicious activity/people: If you notice suspicious people or activity taking place in the building, immediately call public safety (8-3333).  Alert a staff member immediately of your call/suspicions.
  • Personal belongings: The E-Quad is a public space.  Please lock your personal belongings when you are away from your desk.  The University Insurance will not cover loss of personal items.
Building Use Policy
  • Bicycles: Bicycles are not permitted anywhere inside the building. Bicycle racks are provided near all outside entrances. State fire regulations prohibit bicycles inside University academic buildings.
  • Food: If you bring food into the building you must clean up. Microwaves are available on the lounge, B211 for reheating food only. No other cooking is allowed in the building. The consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited within the building except in the case of department sponsored activities.
  • Signs: Posters and flyers may only be hung on existing tack boards throughout the building. Items hung on painted surfaces are not permitted and will be removed.
  • Smoking: Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is prohibited by law and University policy in all workplaces, places of public access in University buildings, and outdoor spaces within 25 feet of all such buildings, including but not limited to all academic, residential, and administrative buildings and elevators; individual offices and rooms; athletic sporting facilities; spectator areas at outdoor University events; University-owned vehicles, shuttle buses, and vans; dining facilities and bars; theaters and concert halls; partially enclosed areas such as archways, weather protected ramps, and tents; and outdoor dining areas. All smoking materials must be disposed of in appropriate receptacles.
  • Office/Desk Space:  The office/desk space that you are provided belongs to the Department.  Personal items should not be stored within the office or desk area (see personal belongings under security).  Office and desks cannot be changed without confirmation from the EE Executive Office.  Space utilization is monitored for incoming researchers, students and guests.