Your Brown Card will be programmed to open the exterior doors on your assigned residence hall only. It will not open doors on other residence halls. Brown students receive a brass room key when they check in upon arrival on campus. Your brass key will open your room door; it will not open other bedroom doors.
Your Brown Card is an all-purpose card, used mainly for identification and to open secure doors on campus. Do not attach anything to your Brown Card, such as stickers or key chains. Attaching foreign objects to the physical card or punching holes in it will cause damage to the campus card readers (i.e., the swipe box).If you change rooms, your Brown Card will be reprogrammed for your new housing assignment, and you will turn in your old brass key and receive a new one.
More information about your Brown ID card and its uses is available on the Brown Card website.