If you have a valid badge and your training and proximity access is up to date, then you should be able to swipe and go. Otherwise, you need to arrive weekdays during working hours.
If this is your first time or if your badge has expired (and you are a US citizen), Security will check to confirm that you’re on the User Access List which is linked to the registrations and approved proposals in the User Portal. So, if you’ve registered, are associated with a scheduled proposal/beam time/experiment, have completed training and other requirements, Security will be able to give an badge to let you through. If you arrive outside of working hours and you’re given a temporary badge, you need to visit the VUE Center on the next business day to complete your check-in and get your official ID.
If you’re a FACET/Test Beam Facility user, you will need to contact the FACET manager before traveling to SLAC so that advance arrangements can be coordinated.
International users are required to arrive weekdays during working hours with the appropriate identification, CV and other documentation. Before traveling to SLAC, review the access requirements for non-U.S. citizens as these have changed (access requirements for foreign nationals).
Most user ID badges/proximity access expire at the end of the current fiscal year (September 30th), so if you have an experiment planned from October to next September and haven't already checked in at the VUE Center, please review the access requirements before traveling to SLAC, particularly for non-U.S. citizens as these have changed (access requirements for foreign nationals).
If you haven’t registered in the User Portal with a scheduled experiment (therefore not on the User Access List) or have not arranged with your User Services Manager, we won’t be able to grant you access. However, if you are registered at the Stanford Guest House, then you will be able to proceed to the Guest House. After arrangements and requirements have been completed, you can go to the VUE Center to check in and obtain a SLAC ID. The best way to avoid this situation is to register and contact your user facility as soon as you know you want to conduct work at SLAC so the user office can process your registration and provide instructions to help you prepare to visit.