Aggie Access

Quick Summary

  • AggieAccess is an initiative to standardize security systems across campus, replacing multiple distinct key card control systems with a single streamlined system.


A collaboration between the UC Davis Police Department and Design and Construction Management, AggieAccess replaces multiple distinct key-card control systems in 153 buildings across campus. As each building is transitioned to AggieAccess, all individuals with entry privileges are required to have new AggieAccess credentials.


FOA Communications raised awareness about the Aggie Access project as a whole, developed a website and provided communication tools to support outreach to faculty, staff and students impacted by the transition.

Our Approach

FOA Communications developed a comprehensive communications package, including:

  • Strategic communications plan
  • Website
  • Photography
  • News stories
  • Newsletter for key card managers
  • Communications toolkit, including signage, sample emails and mobile invitations

What’s Next for AggieAccess

Card readers are being installed at 153 buildings in a phased approach through 2023.
FOA Communications continues to provide communications support, as needed,
throughout the course of the project.

Special Thanks to Our Partners

Special thanks to Director of Security Jeff Rott of the UC Davis Police Department and
Project Manager Susan Collopy of Design and Construction Management for their
ongoing collaboration and project leadership.

Teamwork makes the dream work! While numerous members of the FOA
Communications team have contributed to the project, the core project team includes: