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Guest/Visitation Policy (Residential Living)

Policy Author:
Student Affairs

Responsible Office/Department:
Student Affairs

Effective Date of Policy:
August 17, 2022

Policy Narrative

Residents are responsible for the actions of their guests at all times. A guest is defined as any person not assigned to the resident host’s room. Resident hosts may not have more than two (2) guests, both of whom must be over the age of 16. Each guest is required to have photo identification on them at all times. It is the responsibility of the host to inform the guest of the photo ID requirement. Acceptable forms of photo ID include a driver’s license, a non-driver’s ID, a school ID, or a passport. No other forms of ID will be accepted. Guests without ID will not be allowed access into the residence hall, except in emergencies. (See emergency ID section.) Resident hosts must escort their guest(s) at all times within the building, including when they exit the building.

A resident must get roommate approval before hosting a guest on campus. All guests to a room are subject to the agreement of all room residents. The presence of guests must not restrict free access for assigned residents to all common spaces and any private space they may have or create any situation that infringes on the need of roommates to remain undisturbed. Students may not sign in or sign out guest(s) for other residential students. Daemen University students, in the role of guest or host, are responsible for properly following sign-in procedures.

Residents are permitted to have overnight guests in accordance with the above-mentioned policy. However, cohabitation is not permitted and is defined at the discretion of Housing & Residence Life staff. Residents who have guests that are deemed to be cohabitating, or are causing a disruption to the community, will be asked to have their guest leave immediately. In general, students’ guests are not allowed to stay more than two (2) nights during the course of any seven-day period.

The Director of Housing and Residence Life, (or designee), may ask anyone to leave if it infringes on the rights of any other residents, or creates a disruption to the community. In those instances, the host will be subject to review under the Daemen University Code of Conduct. 

Purpose of Policy

To create and maintain an equitable environment where students have the optimal opportunity to succeed academically, personally, and professionally and where any and all Daemen University Community members feel safe, valued, and respected.

This policy’s virtual location is in the Residential Living Policies section (Section 4) of the Student Handbook –  https://www.daemen.edu/student-life/student-affairs/student-handbook/section-4-residential-living-policies.

Updated on September 8, 2022

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