Residents may host guests in their rooms by complying with the Visitation and Overnight Guest Policy. Non-compliance may result in loss of privileges. Visitation and hosting guests is a privilege for all residents and is not designed as a means of cohabitation and does not authorize guests as overnight visitors. Residents are responsible for knowing the correct visitation and escort procedures, knowing the identity of their guest(s) and are responsible for guests’ behavior. Residents are held liable for loss or damages to University property caused by their guest(s). Unescorted guests may be required to leave and are subject to arrest for trespassing and the resident may be charged with a violation of the Code of Student Conduct. Residents are not to leave a guest in their unit or room at any time.
At the beginning of each academic year (fall semesters), the visitation and overnight guest policy is established by the administrative staff of the Offices of Housing and Residential Life. Within a stated period of time, provisions are introduced allowing a vote by residents to determine community standards for visitation and overnight guests. If a vote is not conducted, the pre-established visitation policy will be in effect for each complex.
The administrative policy is as follows: For Freshmen: Residents in First Year Suites and the Living Centers may host guests from 10 am – midnight, Sunday – Wednesday. Thursday – Saturday, residents may have overnight guests in their rooms through a registration process that must be completed in advance. Overnight guests are defined as any guest who is in the room between 2 am – 10 am, Thursday – Saturday. Overnight guests can stay only with the written permission of all roommates or in accordance with their signed Roommate Agreement. Residents obtain registration forms at the Desks or from Residential Life staff. Overnight guests must be registered before midnight and may not stay more than two consecutive nights; repeated hosting for any number of days/nights is not permitted. Failure to complete the proper guest registration procedures may result in a charge to the resident, loss of visitation privileges or other appropriate sanctions. Roommates who do not report overnight guests may also be subject to the Code of Student Conduct. In First Year Suites and Living Centers, guests must be escorted once the security gates/doors have been secured. For all resident students:
Upperclass communities are not subject to administrative visitation and/overnight guest hours, unless the community calls for a vote to be conducted by the respective community council. However, for all resident students, it is expected that the number of guests a student may have will be not more than two people. The host is responsible for providing linen for the guest(s). Visitation by guests under the age of 18 must be approved by the Resident Director 24 hours in advance of their visit. Overnight guests' vehicles must be registered with Parking Services. This registration does not constitute approval of overnight guests in residential facilities, however. Overnight guests are not permitted, regardless of roommate consent, the weekend prior to exams and during final exams week. The University reserves the right to limit or suspend visitation privileges to protect the rights of others. The rights of a roommate to live in reasonable privacy supersede the right of a host to have overnight guests.