Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering faculty, staff and students may request 24/7 NCard access to Othmer Hall facilities for their study and research purposes and student organization activities.

The Computer Lab (Othmer 201) requires 24 hour NCard access to ensure that only those with permission are able to use the space. Between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. the following building entrances and facilities require NCard access:


  • Othmer Vine Street (south) entrance
  • Othmer 16th Street (west) entrance
  • Othmer (north) service entrance

Computer Lab and Classrooms

  • Computer Lab, Room 201, Othmer Hall
  • Design Studio, Room 205, Othmer Hall
  • AIChE Lounge, Room 206, Othmer Hall

Criteria for NCard Access

To be eligible for NCard access, you must
  1. have a valid NCard and
  2. be a CHME employee or a CHME major enrolled for the current semester.
Access will also be given to non-CHME majors who are enrolled in a CHME course which requires the use software in the computer lab. Permission of the instructor is required.

NCard use is monitored through the UNL Card Access Management System. Access may be revoked at any time. Questions about your NCard access to Othmer Hall should be directed to the CHME Department, or 402-472-5377.

UNL-AD Login

In addition to door access, students must set up a UNL-AD (Active Directory) account in order to log on to the computers in the Computer Lab and Design Studio. The same AD Account is used in all computer labs on campus. To activate your AD Account visit Note that AD Account passwords have very complex requirements so closely read the instructions.