Electronic Door Access

Electronic Door Access

Sample of TAMIU OneCard

Electronic Door Access

TAMIU is deploying a card access system throughout multiple locations on campus. The system utilizes the magnetic stripe on the TAMIU OneCard (employee/student identification card).

When the buildings with exterior card access are closed to the public, you will need your TAMIU OneCard to gain entry. Areas equipped with card access that require a higher level of security will remain locked at all times and require card swipe.

The following doors are currently secured with the electronic door access system:

Dr. Billy F.Cowart Hall
Exterior door closest to Killam Library

Canseco Hall
Exterior door in main lobby

Fine and Performing Arts Building
Exterior door in main lobby
FPA-131 – Music Lab
FPA-227- Art Lab

Killam Library Building
OIT office suites
OIT Data Center

Kinesiology & Wellness Recreation Center
Exterior door in main lobby
Pedestrian turnstile

Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center
Exterior door on east side (by the main elevator)
LBVSC-121 – Research Lab

Pellegrino Hall
Exterior door in main lobby

Residential Learning Community
Pedestrian Walk Gates
Exterior building doors

Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center
Exterior doors in main lobby
Exterior door on east side (facing KWRC)

Student Center

Western Hemispheric Trade Center
Exterior door located in northeast corner (closest to Cowart Hall)

Instructions for Using the Card ReadersCard Reader Swipe.jpg

  • Swipe your TAMIU OneCard with the magnetic stripe facing the LEDs on the reader.
  • If you are authorized to use the doorway, the door will unlock and the light will stay green. If you do not open the door within 15 seconds, the door will relock.
  • If the light immediately turns red, then you are not authorized for this doorway.


Requesting access

To request access for a door with electronic card access, your supervisor or department head must send a request to onecard@tamiu.edu.

Lost Cards

If your card is ever lost, immediately contact Card Services at (956) 326-2877 during business hours or Campus Police at (956) 326-2100 and your card will be deactivated.




5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, TX 78041-1900 Work956.326.2100