Card Access and Lockers in MCECS

In the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, more commonly referred to as MCECS, most of the physical facilities, including computer labs, are concentrated in two buildings. These are the Engineering Building, referred to as EB, and the Fourth Avenue Building, referred to as FAB.

Inside of EB and FAB are labs that are available to all MCECS students, as well as more specialized labs that are department specific. The rooms containing these resources are protected by a card access system. In order to enter these rooms, you will need to have an active MCECS computer account and a properly activated PSU ID card.

Getting your card access activated is a three-step process that should be completed upon your arrival at PSU.

You can view an abbreviated version of the information supplied below by watching the following video:

How to Get Card Access

Step 1: Obtain your PSU ID card

First, walk over to the Fariborz Maseeh Hall and get a PSU ID card from the ID services desk located on the first floor.


Your first card will be free, and any subsequent replacement cards will incur a fee charged to your account in Banweb. You can find out more about PSU’s ID Card Services by visiting their website.

Step 2: Validate MCECS account

Next, make sure that you have a functional MCECS account.

You may have already claimed your MCECS account after Online Orientation. Or, you can use our online account activation system, known as CRAM, to activate it after registering for an MCECS class.

You can also visit the Computer Action Team front desk in person to activate your MCECS account. The CAT front desk is located in the lower level of the Fourth Avenue Building – suite 82.

For more information about your MCECS account and what it has to offer, follow the link below.

Step 3: Go to Student Services to get card access

Now, with your ID card in hand, and knowing that you have an active MCECS account, visit the MCECS Student Services office located in EB 100. When you get there, show your ID card and request your MCECS card access.

EB 100 is on the first floor of the Engineering Building and located close to the main entrance.

Computer Labs in MCECS

Activating your ID card at MCECS student services will give you all hours access into the two general computer labs available to all MCECS students, as well as entry to the two main buildings – EB and FAB.

In addition, your ID card may also let you into select instructional labs depending on what MCECS classes you are registered for.

During your journey through MCECS, you may need access to more specialized departmental labs. That access will be directly handled by the department as needed.

Locker Rentals

Now that you have access to the EB and FAB, you can also rent a locker in the Fourth Avenue Building for a fee. These lockers are great for storing books, backpacks, and equipment so that you can be unencumbered while on campus.

The first step to renting a locker begins on the website.

You will need to use your MCECS account to login to this site. Go to the lockers tab and follow the instructions after clicking on the “rent locker” item on the sidebar.

More details on how to rent an MCECS locker can be found by visiting the CAT website.

Contact the CAT

We hope this introduction helps you successfully navigate card and locker access in MCECS.

If you have any questions, please contact the Computer Action Team:

Means Location
By Email
By Phone 503-725-5420 (5-5420 from inside PSU)
In Person In person in the Fourth Avenue Building lower level, Suite 82 (weekdays 8-6, Saturdays 12-5).

We can also make arrangements to communicate with you online using Zoom or Google Meet.

We look forward to helping you throughout your time at the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science!