Guests and Visitation

Approved by:  Department of Residence Life

History:  N/A

Related Policies:  Complaints and Grievance Process 

Related Forms, Procedures and References:  Residence Life website | My Housing

For Questions Contact:  Department of Residence Life | 651.690.6617 |

Guests are welcome in the residence halls. Residents are responsible for the behavior of their guests, and all guests must be escorted at all times when in any residential building. Residents may not lend their card access, student ID to another student or guest. Guests must present ID and any additional information when requested by Residence Life or Public Safety staff. The University has the right to trespass a guest or revoke a resident’s guest privileges at any time.

The University reserves the right to escort guests from the building if it is determined there are too many people in a room or apartment or if a possible policy violation has occurred. All guests must carry valid photo ID on their person at all times. Additional fines and disciplinary action may be taken if the University finds reasonable evidence that a guest has been given extended residency.

Overnight Guests (all buildings):  An overnight guest is defined as any person who is not assigned by Residence Life to live in a particular room, suite or apartment, even if that person lives on campus. All guests must have on their person, at all times, a valid picture ID issued by their state of residence. In cases where roommates cannot agree, the right of a person to occupy their room without the presence of an overnight guest shall take precedence over the right of a roommate to host overnight guests. The housing of overnight guests and terms under which this occurs must be mutually agreed upon by all roommates.

Residents may not extend residency to their guests or other students. Overnight guests may not stay longer than 3 nights per month and 3 consecutive nights. If it is determined through reasonable evidence that a student has extended residency or allowed a guest to stay longer than this, the student will be charged $25.00 per night. Guests will not be issued access cards or keys. 

Male relatives ages 12 or under are welcome to stay overnight. 

Residence Hall Guests: Same-sex guests are welcome to visit residence hall students at any time. Visiting hours for opposite sex are 9:00am-2:00am daily. All guests must be escorted by their host at all times in the residence halls.

Alberta and Georgia Apartment Guests: Guests are welcome at any time in Alberta and Georgia. All guests must be escorted by their host at all times in the apartments. Please refer to the overnight guest policy outlined above.