Residence Education and Housing Services

Living Guide - Guests and Visitation

Students playing a game on the floor of their dorm room.
Guests

Residents are permitted to have overnight guests any night of the week provided they:

  • Obtain permission from their roommate(s)
  • Register their guest at the residence hall reception desk
  • Inform their resident assistant (RA)

Guests must carry a guest registration card with them at all times. Guests should not be confused with visitors (see visitation policy). In the interests of health and safety, the University may limit the number of guests permissible at any one time. Guests who have not registered or have stayed more than four consecutive nights without first obtaining permission from Residence Education and Housing Services will be required to vacate the building. Hosts of such guests face possible University judicial sanctions and will be held responsible for any policy violation and/or damage charges related to their guest’s stay. See the Student Code of Community Conduct for more information.

Visitation

Visitation is interpreted as a social visit of a relatively short duration. Visitors should not be confused with guests. If a resident wishes to host a visitor for more than a few hours or overnight, they should have their visitors register as guests at the reception desk.

Visiting should not interfere with the rights of roommates and other residents in the hall.

Host students shall assume responsibility for their visitor(s) and for adhering to these guidelines. Visitors must be escorted at all times. Violations of the visitation policy will be handled through the existing University disciplinary channels. See the Student Code of Community Conduct for more information.

Individuals present in any residence hall living areas who are not residents of that hall or invited visitors of a resident may be treated as trespassers.

Solicitation

Door to door solicitation for sale of goods or services, or recruitment of non-Residential Student Organization groups is prohibited.