Night access keys

Some of the IT facilities are available outside the normal opening hours of properties. University of Helsinki students registered for attendance may apply for the magnetic key allowing the use of such facilities from the Unicafe Portaali, during its opening hours. Please avoid the rush hours.

A night access key will not be granted for Open university students or to students of other universities.

Postgraduate students may be granted a key. However, the students must be able to prove their attendance, which is why they must present their student card (or staff ID card if they are employees).

In unclear cases, please consult the Helpdesk.

List of night use facilities and regulations

A list of night use facilities is available in Flamma (requires logging in with university username). Also the terms of use of night use facilities can be found on the same page.

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Quick help

Getting the key

  1. Print and fill in the application form.
  2. Go to Unicafe Portaali. The café will check the form, check student card or staff ID card, collect a deposit for the key (€ 25) and give you the key. 

Returning the key

   If you have a valid username at the university:

1) Fill in this electronic form (requires logging in with a university username).
2) Wait for the return message. The message is sent to your firstname.lastname@helsinki.fi address.
3) Return the key and show the message in Unicafe Portaali.

   If you don’t have a valid username at the university:

1) Fill in this electronic form.
2) Wait for the return message. The message is sent to the address you have given in the form.
3) Return the key and show the message in Unicafe Portaali.

If you lose the keycard

If the student loses his/her keycard, he/she must immediately notify Helpdesk (tel. 09 191 55555) so that the keycard can be closed. The student is responsibe for everything done with the key until the user account service is notified. If the student has lost the keycard he/she will also lose the deposit. To get a new keycard he/she have to pay it again.

Detailed help

Getting the key

  1. Print and fill in the application form.
  2. Go to Unicafe Portaali. The café will check the form, check student card or staff ID card, collect a deposit for the key (€ 25) and give you the key. 

Returning the key

   If you have a valid username at the university:

1) Fill in this electronic form (requires logging in with a university username).
2) Wait for the return message. The message is sent to your firstname.lastname@helsinki.fi address.
3) Return the key and show the message in Unicafe Portaali.

   If you don’t have a valid username at the university:

1) Fill in this electronic form.
2) Wait for the return message. The message is sent to the address you have given in the form.
3) Return the key and show the message in Unicafe Portaali.

Problems with the key?

Check the following:

  • Check that you are at the right door. Only certain doors of the buildings are available for night access.
  •  Check that you are using the correct reader. There may be several readers at the entrance, only some of which are intended for reading night access keys.
  • The validity of the key may have expired. Check with Helpdesk.
  • The key may be broken. Check with Helpdesk first. If needed, Unicafe Portaali staff will replace the key.

If you lose the keycard

If the student loses his/her keycard, he/she must immediately notify Helpdesk (tel. 09 191 55555) so that the keycard can be closed. The student is responsibe for everything done with the key until the user account service is notified. If the student has lost the keycard he/she will also lose the deposit. To get a new keycard he/she have to pay it again.