Ensuring your safety

The Beckman Institute Office of Security is responsible for the safety and security of faculty, staff, and students at Beckman.


Beckman security officers ensure the safety and security of those visiting or working at the institute.

Security officers are in contact with the University of Illinois Police Department and enforce all the rules and regulations set forth by the Beckman Institute and/or the campus.

Some of the duties/responsibilities the Security office handles:

  • Providing access to the building via i-card access and/or physical keys
    (Note: keys require a $10 cash deposit.)
  • Maintaining the building's lost and found
  • Maintaining the Automatic External Defibrillators located throughout the Beckman Institute
  • Assist with office/lab lock-outs during business hours

Leaving campus and need to turn in a key?

For those graduating or who will not need access to Beckman in the future, please mail your key(s) to:

Beckman Security Office
c/o Mike Marana
405 N. Mathews Ave. MC-251
Urbana, IL 61801

Once the key is received, a refund for the security deposit will be processed by the Beckman Business Office. Funds will be returned via direct deposit into the account on file through University of Illinois Human Resources. Refunds may take up to six weeks.

If you are leaving the country or don't have a way to receive a refund via direct deposit, please email

Building hours

The Beckman Institute building is now closed to all non-essential members. Essential members, who must be present for safety reasons, are aware of their duties. If any non-essential people must enter the Beckman Institute during this period, they will need the director’s permission. Valid reasons for a non-essential person to enter include a safety issue or if an urgent COVID-19 research need arises that can be met by Beckman facilities and personnel.Director approval is required to enter the building.

Please email such requests to Director Jeff Moore, and Associate Directors Kara Johnson, and Patty Jones.


Contact us

Beckman Security Office

Room 1237
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday

After hours:

General assistance: Call University Police non-emergency number, 217-333-1216.

Emergency assistance: Call 9-1-1.

Phone (office) 217-244-2692