Guest Policy

Effective Date Aug 1, 2020

A host is defined as any currently enrolled student who entertains any individual in his/her assigned campus housing unit, or who accompanies a non-student anywhere on campus.

A guest is defined as any currently enrolled student who is present in a residential housing unit other than the one to which he/she is assigned.

No outside visitors are permitted in the residence halls.

The following guidelines apply to all hosts and guests:

Hosts and their guests are expected to adhere to the rules and regulations of the university. Hosts are responsible for informing guests of university policies. Host residents are responsible for the actions of their guests and may face disciplinary action for any policy infractions or damages by their guests. Guests that violate policies may be removed from the residence halls and may lose their privileges to be a guest.

Hosts must accompany their guests in the residence halls at all times. Hosts may not leave their guest in their room/apartment unattended.

A guest must possess picture identification and produce identification at the request of any university official. Guests without identification or who refuse to produce identification may be escorted from campus.

Overnight guests are permitted. The host must have prior permission from all roommates. In a 30-day period, guests are only permitted to stay overnight a total of three nights regardless of whether those nights come in succession or not. During a semester, an individual is only allowed to be a guest on campus a maximum of seven nights regardless of whether those nights are in the same room/apartment or not.

Exceptions to this policy may be granted by the director of residence life.

Guests in residence halls with community-style bathrooms are only permitted to use the appropriate gender-assigned bathroom.

The number of individuals that may be present in a residential space is based on room assigned occupancy. To maintain social distancing, refer to the list below:

  • Single Occupancy: 4 Persons (Campbell, Grissom, Roberts, Shaw, Wood, Harris Village Single, Mary Star Single, Southgate Single/Studio)
  • Double Occupancy: 4 Persons (Brownlie, Evans, Harris Village Double, Mary Star Double, Southgate Double)
  • Triple Occupancy: 6 Persons (Southgate Triple)
  • Quad Occupancy: 8 Persons (Columbia Village Quad, Harris Village Quad, Mary Star Quad)
  • 5-Person Apartments: 10 Persons (Panther Bay Apartments)

*The numbers above include both residents and guests present in the spaces.

Face coverings are required when guests are present.

The university reserves the right to modify this guest policy at any time for the health and safety of our residences and campus community.