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Guest Visitation Policy

Each residence hall is designated for either Limited or Self-Regulated visitation. Visitation is defined as periodic visits by a guest of the opposite gender and does not include cohabitation.

Visitation options determine when and if residents may have guests in their rooms. Residents must observe the designated policy for their hall. Enforcement of the visitation policy is the responsibility of the residence hall staff as well as residents. Visitation may be revoked for individuals or groups in living units where continued violations of the visitation policy or agreed upon limitations to visitation on the roommate agreement occur.

Visitation Options

Visitation within student rooms, including hours when visitation is permitted, is determined by mutual agreement among roommates at the beginning of the year and whenever occupancy of the room changes.

Limited Visitation

  • Residence halls with limited visitation: Broward Hall
  • This option allow guests of the opposite gender to visit during the following times, if agreed to in the roommate agreement:
    • Sunday–Thursday — 11am–midnight
    • Friday–Saturday — 11am–2am
  • Outside of these hours, guests of the opposite gender may not visit on the floor, but may be present at the front desk, in the main lounge, or in a television lounge.
  • There are no exceptions to the on holiday weekends.

Self–Regulated Visitation

  • Residence halls with self-regulated visitation: Bryan, Cawthon, DeGraff, Deviney, Dorman, Gilchrist, Jennie Murphree, Landis, McCollum, Ragans, Reynolds, Salley, Traditions, and Wildwood Halls
  • This option allows guests of the opposite gender to visit at any time, if agreed to in the roommate agreement.
  • Outside of agreed upon hours, guests of the opposite gender may not visit in the room/suite/apartment, but may be present on the floor or in other parts of the building.

Guest Policies

Guests are permitted in the halls 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 and hall regulations applicable to the resident host. The presence of guests of either gender shall not deny access or entry into the living unit, nor shall visitation cause any undue hardship on any other resident of the room, suite, or apartment. A guest in a room or residence hall is any individual who does not have a current housing assignment in that room or residence hall. In addition, residents of a particular hall are considered guests when visiting with a member of the opposite gender within the same residence hall.

Guest Entry

All entrances to residence halls are locked twenty-four hours a day. Telephones at the main entrance of each hall allow guests to call their host or the residence hall front office to enter the hall.

Overnight Guests

Guests may stay overnight in a student room provided that each resident of the room gives his or her permission. Guests may not stay in university housing for more than three (3) days in any thirty (30) day period except by permission of the building's hall coordinator or assistant coordinator. Guests of the opposite gender may not stay overnight in halls with limited visitation. Cohabitation is not permitted in any residence hall.

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