Visitation and Guest Policy

Each on campus housing area has designated visiting hours. Visitation is defined as periodic visits by a guest of any gender identity and does not include cohabitation.

Visitation policies determine when and if residents may have guests in their rooms. Residents must observe the designated visitation policy. Enforcement of the visitation policy is the responsibility of the residence life staff as well as residents. Visitation may be revoked for individuals or groups in living units where violations of the visitation policy or other University policies occur.

Visitation Policy 

Visitation within student rooms for guests of a different gender identity is restricted to the following hours:

  • Sunday–Thursday — 9am–midnight
  • Friday–Saturday — 9am–2am
  • Outside of these hours, guests of a different gender may only be present in common living areas which include:  lounges, living rooms, and kitchens.
  • There are no exceptions to this policy during break periods.
  • Roommates must agree that the guest can be present in the room.
Visitation within student rooms for guests of the same gender identity is restricted as follows:
  • Roommates must agree that the guest can be present in the room.
  • Guests of the same gender identity may stay no more than a total of three consecutive nights.
Cohabitation Policy

Cohabitation (a living arrangement in which a couple, in a romantic relationship, lives together) is not permitted at any time in on-campus housing locations. Excessive frequency of visits and/or duration of visits may also indicate a cohabitation policy violation. This determination shall be made at the sole discretion of Student Affairs.

Guest Policies:  Guests are permitted in on campus housing areas only at the request of residents, who then become responsible for the conduct of their visitors. Guests must remain in the company of their resident host throughout their visit and must be escorted at all times. All guests must abide by university policies. The presence of guests shall not deny access or entry into the living unit, nor shall visitation cause any undue hardship on any other resident of the living area. A guest in a room or living area is any individual who does not have a current housing assignment in that room or living area. In addition, residents of a co-ed living area are considered guests when visiting with a member of a different gender identity within the same living area. 

Overnight Guests:  Guests of the same gender identity may stay overnight in a student room provided that each resident of the room gives their permission. Guests may not stay in university housing for more than three (3) consecutive days except by permission from Student Affairs. Guests of a different gender identity may not stay overnight in living areas. Cohabitation is not permitted in any living area.