Visitation and Overnight Guest Policy
Visitation - General Policy
This visitation policy is designed with the safety and well being of our community members and property in mind. Visitation hours in campus housing units are not limited. Residents are permitted to host guests so long as the rights and privacy of the other residents are taken into consideration. A "guest" is defined as any person who does not hold a residence contract or lease for the particular room/apartment.
- All residents are required to participate in the unit standards process wherein typical roommate issues, including the hosting of guests, must be discussed, agreed to, and written in contract form. In addition to this formal process, roommates are encouraged to talk to one another about their equitable use of the room.
- The right of a resident to occupy her or his room/apartment without the presence of a guest takes precedence over the privilege of a resident to host guests.
- A resident who hosts a guest is responsible for the guest's conduct at all times, as well as any damages incurred by that guest.
- The host must be with the guest at all times. Guests are not permitted to be unescorted, and may not be left unattended in the host's living unit. Violation of this policy may result in, but is not limited to, loss of visitation privileges, relocation of the violating host(s), or cancellation of the housing agreement of the violating host(s).
- Guests must comply with all university and community policies. Guests who violate a policy may be asked to leave the community and/or university property, and may be subject to further university action.
- Residents are encouraged to host no more than two guests, and are expected be considerate of the rights of their neighbors.
Visitation - Overnight Guest Policy
The Visitation - Overnight Guest Policy is an extension of the Visitation - General Policy. Unless otherwise noted, all general visitation expectations apply. An "overnight guest" is defined as any person who does not hold a residence contract or lease for the particular room/apartment and intends to occupy the room/apartment overnight. The university recognizes that residents may wish to occasionally host overnight guests, however, the presence of overnight guests requires consideration of the rights of all roommates. Residents must adhere to the following:
- The residents' unit standards agreement must
reflect an acceptance and willingness to occasionally
host overnight guests. The right of a resident
to occupy her or his room/apartment without
the presence of an overnight guest takes precedence
over the privilege of a resident to host overnight
- The privilege of hosting an overnight guest
is intended for infrequent, special occasions.
Under no circumstances are residents permitted
to host overnight guests on consecutive weekdays
or weekends as this is an imposition on the
rights of the roommate(s) whether the roommate(s)
is present or not.
- Prior to hosting an overnight guest, the
host resident must obtain the consent of the
roommate(s) and complete the Overnight Guest
Registration Form. This form is available above.
- Registration of overnight guests is required
throughout the duration of the housing agreement
or lease, including break periods.
- Failure to register overnight guests will
result in, but is not limited to, loss of overnight
guest visitation privileges, relocation of the
violating host(s), or cancellation of the housing
agreement of the violating host(s).
and Overnight Guest Form