Aside from opening your school mailbox without looking like a total nerd, unlocking a door without revealing your key-card is perhaps the most essential MiddColl skill. Show up on your first day of orientation with these tricks in-pocket and wow that cute accepted student you met on Facebook in April.
1. The Bag
This is lame and will impress no one. Leave key-card in bag → rub bag on sensor → make sure no one was watching → enter dorm
2. The Shoe
A clever trick when going for a run, or to demonstrate your superb groin flexibility. Conceal key-card in shoe → approach sensor → kick (furiously) → enter dorm
3. The Back Bump
A strategic technique for when sensors are positioned higher than waist level or when your wallet is in your back pocket where it should be. Approach sensor in reverse → jump → rub butt on sensor → check to make sure everyone was watching → enter dorm
4. The Front Bump
This is hilarious and best suited for you front pocket wallet types. I am not going to tell you how to do it.
5. The Wallet Toss
This will never, never work and will consistently be slower than any alternative method. This is always the best possible option. Throw wallet at sensor → act nonchalant → see techniques 1–4