Access to Physics Space

Access to Physics Space

Please follow these guidelines as we work to maintain a safe environment in our buildings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Access Controller 
Carlos Bustamante
151 Physics North (formerly Le Conte Hall)
510 643-0802
(handles day to day transactions)

Lead Controller
Anthony Vitan 
158 Physics North (formerly Le Conte Hall)


General Information

  • For those (Physics staff, faculty and researchers) returning to campus and do not need experimental research lab access you may complete this google form here to reactivate or activate keycard access to enter the building.  GSI's and undergrad majors need to check in with Physics Student Services for building access.  Please note this is only for keycard access into the building  If you need to activate your keycard for an internal door or metal key please complete the access form along with your PI's signature.  
  • All access documents and general questions must be emailed to:
  • Access Transition Hours: By appointment only.  No DROP INS.  You must make an appointment on the access calendar here after emailing your access request documents.    
  • All persons requesting access must have a campus Cal ID card.  No exceptions
  • All metal keys require a $20.00 deposit
  • All access transactions will be scheduled by Carlos Bustamante.    
  • Physics Space includes Birge Hall, Physics North-South and some spaces of Campbell (Lower Level, 3rd and 4th FLR)
  • All persons working on campus must register with for maintaining covid safety in the work place.  You may do this through the Berkeley app or through the web.  This is required to maintain a "green badge" for clearance to come to campus.  Details on the badging system are located here.  

Required Documents for working in an experimental research lab


Required Documents for those who need non-experimental access 

Liquid Nitrogen Access (undergrads may not have access to system)

Physics Reading Room

Access to the Physics Reading Room must be authorized by Claudia Trujillo in 376 Physics North, Kathleen Cooney in 374, or Anna Hilke in 368.  Please visit them if you desire access to this space.
(Not currently open for use due to COVID Restrictions)

Student Shop Access 

Please see Jess Lopez in the student shop (Room 102 Physics North) for access. 
(Not currently open for student use due to COVID Restrictions)