Residence Life

Residence Life

Non-Refundable Housing Fee

Each student must pay a non-refundable housing reservation fee to reserve a room. All returning students are to make application during the room sign-up process at the end of each academic year and pay the required fee. Prospective residents who pay a room deposit for campus accommodations are guaranteed a space only if their accounts are current or if a credit exists. As demand increases for housing, students with debts to the University may lose their assigned room. All entering freshmen students are required to have a roommate during their first year at the University.

Definition of Room Reservation

Payment of a room reservation fee does not entitle a resident to a particular room in any specific campus-housing complex. Students are permitted to request particular type housing and a preference of a roommate. Requests are honored based upon the administrative ability to do so. All room deposits are credited to the student’s account, which reduces the amount owed at registration. Students residing in the traditional residence halls and the Apartments are required to be on the meal plan provided by the University.

Residential Requirement

University’s Residence Life and Housing policy requires that all freshmen, sophomores, and those students who receive 50% or more institutional scholarship or grant funds must reside on campus. Institutional funds include academic and athletic scholarships, and any other funds that are generated, influenced, or awarded by the University. Students with certain circumstances may request a waiver to the policy. The Office of Student Development and Services must approve exceptions to this policy.

Housing Contracts

Before moving in, students must sign a housing contract, which specifies many of the regulations applicable to resident students. Students are advised to read the housing contract carefully before signing it. Once a student signs the housing contract, s/he is bound by its terms and must pay his/her room fee for the remainder of the academic year.

Room Changes

A student, who wants to change to a different room in his/her residence hall, or to a completely different residence hall, should obtain a room change request form from the Office of Residence Life and Housing. The student should complete the form, obtain the required signatures, and return it to the Office

of Housing and Residence Life. All room change requests must be made during the designated room change period each semester. These dates will be posted in each residence hall. All requests must be processed, and room changes must be completed between these dates. Requests made after the room change deadlines will not be approved except for medical reasons that are verified by appropriate health personnel, or special circumstances as determined by the Residence Director in conjunction with the Dean of Residence Life and Housing. Students may change rooms only through coordination with the Office of Residence Life and Housing.

You should not expect approval for requests that are based on:

  • considerations of race, color, national origin, religious preference or other areas which violate federal laws
  • conflicts related to an individual’s personal habits or life-style preferences which, in the appropriate staff member’s judgment, are resolvable.
    • Students who make unauthorized room changes will be subject to disciplinary measures, which may include immediate removal from the unauthorized room, denial of a subsequent request to change rooms, forfeiture of the privilege of living on campus, payment of fines, or other appropriate measures. The Office of Residence Life and Housing may require a student to change rooms for health, interpersonal, psychological, and disciplinary, as well as, other appropriate reasons. Semester Openings, Closings, and Break period

      The Residence Halls have specific times for opening and closing. Residence halls are closed during the winter break. Room fees do not include this vacation period. Any students remaining on campus during vacation periods without authorization will be referred for disciplinary action. Since the University does not permit students to remain in the residence halls when school is not formally in session, students are not permitted access to the residence halls after closing. Also, the University is not responsible for items left in students’ rooms. If a student is unable to go home during the break, he or she must take the responsibility for arranging off-campus temporary accommodations. The Residence Halls close for summer break. All residents must vacate the building by a specific time on the designated day. Except for graduating seniors, or students who have commencement responsibilities, all students are expected to clean their rooms for inspection by the residence hall staff within twenty-four (24) hours after their last examination. Each student must ensure that her room is thoroughly cleaned before moving from the room, or the student will be assessed a cleaning fee ($100.00). Trunks, packages, and other personal effects left in the residence hall after the hall closes will be discarded. Note: Any student who stays in a residence hall after the designated closing date Common and Public Area Damage Residents are expected to take every precaution to assure that communal area (hallways, restrooms, stairwells, lounges, computer rooms, and laundry facilities) are not abused. There are specific acts of damage or vandalism that occur in the residence halls for which the responsible party cannot be identified. The University has a collective fee policy for assessing vandalism and other damage charges. If the responsible party cannot be established within a reasonable period of time, the cost of repair or replacement of the area or item vandalized will be divided equally among all residents of the affected area. A minimum charge of three hundred dollars ($300.00) will be assessed for damage to common areas or to the room. The student will be notified of the charge, which will be added to the student’s account. Failure to pay damage fees could result in loss of housing, and other penalties may apply. Prior to assessment of damage fees, every effort will be made to identify the parties responsible for the damage, including hall meetings and announcements on the bulletin boards. Excessive damage may also result in loss of housing.

      Electronics and Appliances

      Electric skillets, microwaves, coffee/tea pots, hot plates, cooking equipment, etc. are not allowed in the residence halls. Lights, radios, TVs and stereos should be turned off when a student is out of the room. Air conditioners (or similar cooling units) and space heaters are not permitted in the residence halls. Due to overloading of electrical outlets, the total wattage of all electrical appliances in use at any one time should not exceed 1800 watts. Irons are permitted, but students are asked to refrain from ironing on their beds due to safety and damage concerns. Electrical surge protectors are recommended for students who bring their own personal computers. Electrical appliances must be UL-approved and in good working condition. Any multiple plug outlets must have surge protection. Unauthorized items will be confiscated and secured to the end of the semester and the resident will receive a $25.00 fine.

      Health and Safety Inspections

      The purpose of health and safety inspections is to insure that each student’s room, all common spaces, and public areas of the residence halls are in reasonably clean condition, and that all terms associated with the safety regulations and policies of the University are being met. These inspections are conducted at least once a week. Residence Life staff will inspect the general condition of the room, which includes closets, appliances, extension cords, ceilings, and wall hangings. Violations will be noted and called to the attention of the student. Serious violations or failure to remedy the condition may result in the loss of housing and other penalties may apply.

      During the room inspection, hall staff will look for such violations as the presence of pets and animals, excessive dirt, open food containers, overloaded outlets, and alcohol and drug containers and paraphernalia. The inspection will be visual in order to insure the student’s privacy during the inspection; however, items seen in the room that are in violation of residence life policies will be confiscated, and such items will not be returned to students until the end of term. Staff will post signs informing residences of room inspection at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the planned inspection. However, unannounced inspections can take place. Room inspections can be conducted with or without the resident (s) being present. Residents who fail initial inspections for cleanliness issues will receive a $25.00 fine. Residents who fail re-inspection for cleanliness will be required to schedule a meeting with the Residence Hall Director.

      Standard Operating Procedure for Health and Safety Inspections and Residence Hall Violations

      A. Search and Seizure

      Saint Augustine’s University, as an institution of higher education, recognizes that there must be a balance between its right to maintain an ordered educational environment and its students’ constitutional right to privacy. In regard to its residence halls, Saint Augustine’s University draws the balance through the use of an administrative search warrant policy. This policy is designed to maintain an ordered educational environment while protecting a student’s right to privacy in his/her residence hall, and falls within the constitutional limits placed upon institutional action under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments. To implement this policy, the following procedures will be complied with: All residence hall room searches, except those conducted by the Campus Police with a legally obtained search warrant, must be approved by the Vice President for the Division of Student Development and Services.

      B. Definition – What is a Search?

      A search is defined as: The entry into a room by on-campus authorities for the purpose of investigating suspected violations of campus regulations and/or city, state or federal law

      A room may be searched only if there is reasonable cause to believe that a student(s) is/are using his/her room for a purpose in violation of federal, state or local laws, or University regulations. “Reasonable cause” is defined as facts and circumstances sufficiently strong to warrant a reasonable person to believe beyond mere suspicion that the room is being used for a purpose in violation of federal, state or local laws, or University regulations. If there is reason to believe that there is a violation of Residence Hall Policy (i.e. smell of marijuana, co-ed visitation) then a search is warranted.

      The Residence Hall staff will carry out all room searches, other than those performed by Campus Police. When the Residence Hall staff feels such “reasonable cause” exists, they will request an administrative search warrant from the Vice President for the Division of Student Development and Services, specifying the applicant, date, room to be searched, occupants, facts and circumstances constituting “reasonable cause,” material to be seized and names of two Residence Hall staff members who will conduct the search.

      In conducting a search, the Residence Hall staff members will attempt to have the occupant(s) of the room present. If present, the occupant(s) will be (a) informed that any material found may be used in a University judicial hearing, in a court of law, or both; (b) will be presented a copy of the administrative search warrant and (c) the reason for the search and material to be seized. If the occupant(s) is (are) not present, the search may be conducted, with presentation of the administrative search warrant, at a later time.

      Should the search for specified material uncover other material indicating illegal activity or violation of University regulations, it will be seized. When the search is completed, the Residence Hall staff will complete a search inventory form specifying the room search, and a detailed explanation of material confiscated the completed form will be given to the Vice President for the Division of Student Development and Services.

      In all cases, the residence hall staff shall be assisted by the Campus Police during a search. If searching for illegal drugs, any part of the room where illegal drugs may be concealed will be searched. If searching for an individual in violation of co-ed visitation, those areas large enough to conceal someone hiding, i.e., closets will be searched. Any contraband in plain view in a search may lead to a closer inspection of the room.

      C. Procedures - Room Entry Protocol

      When entering a student’s room, the staff member/Campus Police will:

      1) Knock twice on the door

      2) Identify themselves stating that they are conducting room inspections/ residence hall violation

      3) Insert key into door (if the student does not open door)

      4) Turn key, open the door and enter the room.

      5) Request SAU ID or other form of identification from all within the room. Determine who the occupants of the room are.

      The staff member conducting the inspection will ask a Resident Assistant (RA) or other staff member along with a member of the campus police to stand at the door to serve as a witness.

      Room Entry Inspection and Property

      1. The University reserves the right to enter rooms for purposes of (a) improvements, (b) maintenance, (c) recovery of University owned property which is not authorized for use in the assigned space, (d) fire and safety inspection, (e) suite and room inspection and (f) actions necessary to insure the safety, health and general welfare of the resident or others and/or the protection of University or student property.

      2. A resident’s request for maintenance or repair constitutes his/her consent for room/suite entry.

      3. While entry without notice may be necessary, attempts will be made to provide prior notification whenever reasonable.

      4. The University reserves the right to remove and dispose of any personal property remaining in a room/suite following (a) termination or expiration of the Housing Contract, and/or (b) the resident’s separation by/from the University, and/or (c) the date the resident officially checks out of the room. A charge for costs incurred by such removal may be assessed to the resident.

      5. The University respects the resident’s right to privacy within his/her room. When entry or inspection is required reasonable consideration will be given to the resident’s academic and personal pursuits. Care of Your Room

      Each student is responsible for the care of his/her room and the protection of the furnishings in the room. Students must pay for any damage to walls or furniture beyond normal wear and tear. This includes damage caused to walls by tape, paste, glue, nails, tacks, or any disfiguring materials. Students who move furniture from common

      Residence Hall Cleaning and Maintenance

      It is the responsibility of each student to clean and maintain his/her room. All waste paper and other trash must be deposited in wastebaskets provided and in the dumpsters near the building. Littering is not permitted. A charge will be issued to residents who dispose of personal trash in areas that are not designated.

      Extermination

      The University is not liable for the presence of bugs, vermin or insects and the presence will not affect the Residence Hall Contract in any way. All food must be kept in tightly closed metal or plastic containers. The University will exterminate residence halls on an as needed basis.

      Keys and Lockouts

      The housing staff will issue keys at the beginning of the year during check-in and each student is responsible for that key the rest of the year. You should keep your key with you at all times. If you lose your key, a new lock core and new key will be ordered for your room at the student’s expense. New keys will available in the Physical Plant office after the new core is installed.

      Repairs

      Students should report all needed repairs to their Community Director. They should not attempt to make repairs themselves. The Community Director is responsible for reporting the concern to the Dean of Residence Life and Housing for the coordination of repair.

      Clogged drains and toilets

      Clogged toilets are the responsibility of the resident. Paper towels, tampons, sanitary napkins and objects other than toilet paper should not be flushed down the toilet. Plungers are available in the main office of each residence hall. Maintenance personnel will be provided for serious situations.

      Furniture

      Furniture should not be moved from one room to another, nor should beds be dismantled. Building lofts, using cinder blocks, bunking beds, or stacking furniture is not permit.

      Smoking

      Smoking is not allowed in the residence halls. The policy includes the use of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, etc. Violators will be fined. Continuous violators will be referred to the Dean of Residence Life and Housing.

      Drugs, Alcohol, and Paraphernalia

      Saint Augustine’s University is fully committed to achieving a drug - and alcoholfree environment for its students. As such, the University has a zero tolerance for illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. Saint Augustine’s University students are expected to comply with campus rules and regulations. Those rules prohibit the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students on University property or as part of any Saint Augustine’s University activities. Violators will be referred to the Dean of Residence Life and Housing. Roommate Conflict

      When conflict or disagreement arises between individuals or groups of residents, it is best to talk with one another and resolve the issues at the most immediate level. If this is not possible, or it is unsuccessful, students should approach the Community Assistant (CA), Assistant Community Director (ACD), or Community Director (CD) for help. The CAs, ACDs, and CDs will assist with conflict resolution and mediation and can utilize other campus resources when necessary. The Office of Residence Life and Housing staff is committed to helping all roommates involved in a conflict

      explore means of solving any conflicts either as a source of suggestions or through direct mediation. Occasionally it may be necessary to resolve a conflict through a room or hall change, although this method of resolution is used as a last resort.

      Curfew

      As a means of getting freshmen acclimated to University life, Saint Augustine’s University imposes a curfew the first ten weeks. The curfew will be lifted the beginning of Homecoming Week. Curfew is as follows:

      • Sunday – Wednesday 12:00 am
      • Thursday – Saturday 3:00 am

      Quiet Hours

      Twenty-four hours a day, all students are expected to be considerate of others who are studying and sleeping. Radios, televisions, alarm clocks, and conversations should not be audible outside a student’s room. Designated quiet hours are generally set during the first week of classes, and all residents must adhere to them. Quiet hours are:

      • 10:00 pm – 10:00 am Sunday – Thursday
      • 12:00 am – 10:00 am Friday - Saturday

      Residence Hall Hours

      All residence halls will remain locked twenty-four (24) hours a day. The buildings remain locked for maximum protection. Students should take their keys with them at all times, and are cautioned that residence hall doors are not to be left opened, propped or unlocked at any time. Failure to comply with these rules will jeopardize the safety of campus residents. Students are issued front door keys when they move into the residence hall. It is each student’s responsibility to secure the front door once he/she has entered or exited the residence hall.

      Mandatory Meeting

      The Residence Life Staff has the right to call mandatory meetings with a room, suite, floor or building as deemed necessary by appropriate staff. Non-attendance at any mandatory meeting will result in a residence life fine.

      Abandonment of Property

      Any student personal property that is left in a vacated room will be disposed of within 24 hours.

      Protection of Personal Property

      The University does not assume any responsibility for loss of, damage to, or theft of students’ personal property anywhere in the residential facilities, whether by fire, theft, or otherwise, or for the direct or consequential damages arising from loss of, or any interruption of, any utility service provided by Saint Augustine’s

      University or any person or organization in connection with residence services. Many family homeowners’ insurance policies provide coverage for the students’ belongings at school. Residents may wish to consider purchasing additional insurance if their families’ policies do not cover their belongings on campus. Incidents of theft should be reported to both the Offices of Student Development and Services and Campus Police promptly.

      REPORTING OF FIRES

      If a fire occurs on Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) campus property, community members should immediately call 4911 to report the fire or Campus Police at (919) 516-4911(919) 516-4911(919) 516-4911(919) 516-4911(919) 516-4911(919) 516-4911(919) 516-4911(919) 516-4911(919) 516-4911(919) 516-4911(919) 516-4911(919) 516-4911(919) 516-4911(919) 516-4911(919) 516-4911(919) 516-4911(919) 516-4911(919) 516-4911(919) 516-4911. If 4911 is called, please contact Campus Police after your call to inform them that emergency personnel are en route and to provide directional information as needed to respond to the emergency. If a member of the Saint Augustine’s University community finds evidence of a fire that has been extinguished, and the person is not sure whether the Campus Police has already responded, the community member should immediately notify Campus Police to investigate and document the incident.

      FIRE RELATED RESIDENCE HALL POLICIES

      Electrical Appliances - SAU policy states that electric skillets, microwaves, coffee/tea pots, hot plates, cooking equipment, etc. are not allowed in the residence halls. Lights, radios, televisions, and stereos are to be turned off when a student is out of the room. Air conditioners (or similar cooling units) and space heaters are not permitted in the residence halls.

      Electrical Outlets - Due to overloading of electrical outlets, the total wattage of all electrical appliances in use at any one time should not exceed 1800 watts. Irons are permitted, but students are asked to refrain from ironing on their beds due to safety and damage concerns. Electrical surge protectors are recommended for students who bring their own personal computers.

      Electrical appliances must be UL-approved and in good working condition.

      Any multiple plug outlets must have surge protection. Unauthorized items will be confiscated and secured until the end of the semester and the resident will receive a $25 fine.

      Room Inspections - It is the policy of SAU to conduct health and safety inspections to ensure that each student’s room, all common spaces and public areas of the residence halls are in reasonable condition, and that all terms associated with the safety regulations and policies of the College are being met. Residential Life staff will inspect the general condition of the room which includes closets, appliances, extension cords, ceilings and wall hangings. Violations will be noted and called to the attention of the student. Serious violations or failure to remedy the condition may result in the loss of housing and other penalties may apply.

      During the room inspection, hall staff will look for such violations such as the presence of pets, excessive dirt, open food containers, overloaded outlets and alcohol/drug-related paraphernalia. The inspection will be visual in order to ensure the student’s privacy during the inspection. However, items seen in the room that are in violation of Residential Life policies will be confiscated and such items will not be returned to students until the end of the term. Staff will post signs informing residents of room inspection at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the planned inspection. However, unannounced inspections can also occur. Room inspections can be conducted with or without the resident(s) being present. Residents who fail re-inspection for cleanliness will be required to schedule a meeting with the Residence Hall Director.

      Removal from Campus Housing

      The Dean of Residence Life and Housing or the Vice President for the Division of Student Development and Services may remove a student from campus housing for misconduct. The student will be given not more than twenty-four (24) hours to vacate the residence hall unless a special exception is made by the Dean of Residence Life and Housing. If the student has not vacated the premises by the designated time, University-designated personnel will remove the student’s personal effects from the room. The University assumes no legal or financial liability for the safety or security of such effects.

      RESIDENCE HALL VIOLATIONS & FEES

      FIRE SAFETY POLICIES AND REGULATIONS

      Prevention

      Saint Augustine’s University students are required to abide by regulations prescribed by the state fire marshal and Saint Augustine’s University Campus Police and Physical Plant Services. Appropriate disciplinary action will be administered to protect persons and property from fire.

      Tampering with firefighting equipment when no emergency exists endangers occupants and damages property. Any person suspected of sending a false fire alarm will be referred to the Judicial Affairs Administrator and/or Vice President for the Division of Student Development and Services for appropriate judicial action.

      University housing lobbies, stair landings, and hallways will be kept clear of unauthorized items such as furniture, curtains, bicycles, and containers. No item may be placed in such a way that emergency evacuation of the building is impeded. Hallway and stairwell doors should not be propped or blocked open at any time. No flammable liquids are permitted inside University buildings, in personal vehicles on campus, or in University motorized vehicles. No candles

      incense, or open flame devices except cigarette lighters are permitted inside University buildings.

      Evacuation When Alarm Is Sounded

      Each time a fire alarm sounds, it is mandatory for all students to evacuate the building. This regulation is an order of the state fire marshal. Students should refrain from using earphones while sleeping or otherwise engaging in activities that will obstruct their ability to hear the alarm.

      Fire Alarms

      Any student who tampers with or cause any damage to a pole, wire, insulator or alarm box, fire door, smoke/fire detector, gives a false alarm from such a box or by use of a telephone, or breaks the glass falsely will be subject to disciplinary action and prosecution in accordance with local, state, and federal laws. Appropriate fines and/or imprisonment can be levied.

      Setting Fires

      Because of the threat to safety and damage to property, a person found having set a fire as a prank will be subject to severe disciplinary sanctions as well as prosecution in accordance with local, state and federal laws for what is considered as felony arson.

      Fire and Safety

      Fire and safety equipment in the residence halls is necessary and protects life and property. The equipment is effective, only if it is in proper working order and is used properly. Each time a building is evacuated; there is a possibility of injury. Frequent false alarms create a feeling of false security, and students will begin to take fire alarms less seriously. The City Fire Department responds to all fire alarms. University regulations prohibit playing or tampering with fire and safety equipment.

      The University will levy fines in assessing the costs to repair or replace safety features. The following are examples of violations regarding misuse of fire and safety equipment:

      • Unauthorized discharge of fire extinguisher
      • Removal of fire extinguisher from building
      • Broken fire extinguisher cabinet glass
      • Damaging fire extinguisher cabinets
      • Removing or damaging fire extinguisher brackets
      • Damage or breakage of exit / emergency lights
      • Damage, breakage, or removal of centrally wired smoke detector
      • Damage, breakage, or removal of single station battery-powered smoke detector
      • Smoke detectors damaged or removed from a residence hall room
      • Removal of batteries / covers from smoke detectors
      • Tampering with or unraveling fire hose
      • Removal of fire hose / nozzles from a building
      • Tamping with or causing a fire sprinkler to activate
      • Damaging emergency telephones in elevators
      • Activation of fire alarms due to use of illegal cooking appliances
      • Deliberate activation of a false alarm
      • Failure to evacuate building during an alarm
      • Deliberate damage to building fire alarm system
      • Damaging or removing fire exit closures

      City fire department personnel and staff of the University Physical Plant Department make regular inspections of the residence halls. Students will be required to make the necessary corrections if a violation or potential violations of fire/safety rules are observed. If an illegal appliance is found during one of these inspections, the appliance will be confiscated and stored by the Residence Hall Director, and disciplinary action will be taken. Residents may reclaim their property at the end of the semester after paying their fines.

      Note: Representatives from the Physical Plant, Campus Police, the Vice President for the Division of Student Development and Services, and Residence Life Offices reserve the right to enter a student’s room for the purpose of fire/safety inspections.

      GUEST POLICY

      All Saint Augustine’s University students are responsible for the appropriate behavior of her/his campus guests. A guest is expected to observe the same regulations as the Saint Augustine student. Guests will be responsible for paying for a meal eaten in the dining hall.

      No overnight guests are permitted without prior approval of the residence hall director. All roommates must agree to receive overnight guests in order to obtain approval. Due to the University’s insurance regulations students who have children

      are not allowed to keep infants or young children in the residence halls overnight.

      Co-ed Visitation Policy

      Co-ed Visitation at Saint Augustine’s University is a privilege extended to resident students enrolled at the University. The University reserves the right to restrict or revoke visitation privileges of students that choose to abuse the policy. The successful implementation of the Co-ed Visitation policy is based upon the cooperation of all residents and, especially, roommates in a specific hall. Residents are responsible for their guests’ conduct and for observing University regulations and the specific visitation policy of a residence hall.

      Guest Visitation Policy

      Each residence hall has posted times for guest visitation in common areas and student rooms. Roommates are required to sign an in-room visitation agreement before non-residents are permitted inside their rooms. Infants are strictly prohibited in the residence hall. All age appropriate guest (same sex and opposite sex) must sign-in at the front desk of each hall and have valid picture identification. Residents are required to escort their guests when they are present in the residence halls. Residents are also responsible for the conduct of their guests when they are present in the residence halls and while attending events on campus. Overnight guest require advanced approval from a Residence Hall Director.

      Visitation is subject to cancellation by the Vice President of Student Development and Services when there is a major campus event that conflict with these policies. The University reserves the right to limit or alter visitation times or procedures as necessary. The visitation policy will not be in effect during periods when the University is officially closed and/or when classes are not scheduled such as during holiday vacations or during periods of weather or safety emergencies. Some additional policies may be added to specific residence halls based on staffing and building design. Residents participating in visitation must leave his/her door open during the visit time period.

      Infants, Children and Teenagers (non-adult, underage visitors)

      Infants and toddlers are not permitted to visit within any residential facility. Children under age fourteen (14) are only allowed to visit in first floor common lobby areas. Only persons eighteen (18) years and older are allowed to visit beyond the first floor common lobby areas.

      Non-Building residents (people who live in the same hall but different rooms)

      Non-building resident (regardless of gender) are not permitted with-in any hall after 11:45pm. *Only building residents are permitted in the residence halls after midnight.

      Internal Building Residents (as Visitors) (people who live in the same hall but different rooms) Same sex internal building residents do not have to sign-in to visit other residents in their same respective facility; however, after mid-night non-room residents are expected to leave, unless there is a mutual consent amongst room-mates*. A room-mate agreement must be signed concerning this action.

      Overnight Guest as Visitors (campus and non-campus residents’ policy)

      Overnight visitation is limited to one same-sex guest at a time. Overnight guest request must be submitted to the Residence Hall Director at least three (3) days in advance and requires that the guest have valid ID and contact information. Such request must have both room-mates consent and cannot extend beyond a three-day period.

      Co-ed Visitation Policy (opposite sex guest visitation)

      Students with outstanding disciplinary sanctions or residence Life charges are ineligible for Co-ed visitation, until such items are resolved. Each student is allowed to have a maximum of two guests at a time. Each guest must be signed in properly at the front desk. Each guest must present a recent, valid picture identification card (driver’s license, school or military ID, etc.) ID’s must be left at the front desk during the time of the visit, and retrieved at the end of the visit. In the event that a guest presents a valid driver’s license that does not have picture, the guest must submit a second type of identification. Residents participating in visitation must leave his/her door open during the visit time period. Visitors along with their hosts/hostesses are to study or socialize during visitation periods. Sleeping, cohabitation, or any acts of sexual activity are not permitted. Failure to abide by this policy will subject the student(s) to disciplinary action up to and including suspension from the residence hall. Guest must be signed out at midnight or before. These hours are subject to change. Co-ed visitation hours:

      • Monday-Thursday 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
      • Friday 6:00 p.m. - Midnight
      • Saturday 3:00 p.m. - Midnight

      Rules that apply to ALL forms of visitation

      Students are responsible for all rules and regulations described by the Office of Residence Life/Division of Student Affairs.

      A party atmosphere is strictly prohibited. A party atmosphere can be described as but is not limited to: loud music or videos, illegal substances or beverages, illegal guest, excessive rotation of guest, more than (4) people (male or female) in one room or more than 8 guests in a suite at a time. The Residence Hall Director/Resident Manager determines which situations are to be described as party Atmosphere.

      The resident must accompany each guest at all times. Any guest found unattended will be escorted out of the room/building and face possible future restrictions. Residents assume 100% responsibility for guest they sign in or give access to their rooms.

      Any resident who has an unattended/illegal/unapproved guest will be subject to:

      a. loss of visitation

      b. fines or sanctions imposed

      c. possible contract reassignment or termination

      d. other disciplinary action as needed

      Roommates are also required to fill out a Roommate/Suitemate Agreement and thoroughly discuss their views regarding in room co-ed visitation. Residence Life reserves the right to deny or restrict guest visitation, or ask visitors to vacate the premises at any time.