Building Access

Discovery Park building hours are 6 am to 12 am Monday through Friday (Holiday hours may vary.)

Afterhours access is granted on an as needed basis and requires a valid faculty/staff or student ID. Card swipes are located on all outside doors. Requests for access to Discovery Park afterhours must come from the department Chair or designee.

Students/Researchers requiring access afterhours must obtain permission from their faculty. Once permission is obtained the faculty must submit the request to College of Engineering IT Services (cengsupport@unt.edu) in writing requesting access. Please provide name, Student ID and associated department in the request.


Access to teaching Labs or other areas with card swipe access

Additional permissions are required for gaining access to departmental room and is granted by local designees in each department. Requests must come from the supervisor or faculty of those requiring access.


Requests for departmental access should include the following and requested through the appropriate contact (see list below):

Name (First and Last)
Student or Employee ID Number
Room Number(s)


Department Contacts

Computer Science:

Matt Kernan (matt.kernan@unt.edu)


Electrical Engineering:

Nicholas Thompkins (nicholas.thompkins@unt.edu)


Engineering Technology:

Bobby Grimes (bobby.grimes@unt.edu)


Materials Science and Engineering:

Craig Collins (craig.collins@unt.edu)

***Note: Access to labs in Materials Science may require additional safety training.


Mechanical and Energy Engineering:

Robbin Shull (Robbin.Shull@unt.edu)