All residents must swipe their student ID card to gain entry to the building (at each swipe reader) and be verified by the front desk worker. Failure to comply will result in disciplinary action.
Residence Hall Guest
A guest of the residence hall is defined as any person who does not currently reside in University housing (residence halls or apartments) and further, does not live in the building/unit where visiting. Infants and children under the age of 13 are not allowed in any area of University housing, including a resident’s private room/apartment.
The right of a student to live in reasonable privacy takes precedence over the right of his or her roommate to entertain people in the room. A roommate’s right to free access to the room at all times must not be disrupted by visitation. A roommate must not be deprived of the right to privacy, study time or sleep because of a guest. Students should consult with their roommate before guests are invited into the room.
Guest Visitation for On-Campus Residence Halls
Sunday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - Midnight
Friday - Saturday: 8 - 2 a.m.
- A resident may have two nonresident registered guests in addition to any residents visiting, as long as their combined guest and resident numbers do not exceed eight persons per room in Regina or Pacelli Hall and 16 persons per room in McCarthy, Morris, Rubloff or O’Brien Halls, including the assigned occupants of the room.
Guest Sign-In Procedure for On-Campus Residence Halls
- Guests must sign in at the front desk and leave a valid form of photo identification (University ID, driver's license or state identification card) to be picked up upon departure. The host and guest must check in at the front desk together. The host must present a valid Cougar Card.
- The guest will receive a guest ID with issue number which must be worn at all times and returned upon departure. Failure to return the guest pass will result in a $50 fine applied to the resident host's Student Account and a possible loss of privileges until the fine is paid. The host and guest must return to the desk together to check out.
- If a security worker is not present at the desk, the resident must call the Switchboard at 773-298-3000 to request a duty supervisor to obtain a guest pass.
- Resident hosts must accompany their guests at all times and are accountable for their guests' actions as outlined in the Code of Student Conduct.
- Failure to follow any part of the guest policy may result in a $50 fine and a possible loss of guest privileges.
Housing Inter Visitation:
- SXU residents, including those assigned to University apartments, may visit on campus residence halls 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- When visiting a residence hall the resident must present their student ID at the front desk, sign in with a resident host, and obtain an Intervisitation Guest Badge.
- Residents of Morris and O'Brien Hall are allowed usage of the link between McCarthy and Rubloff Hall. In order to obtain access to the link, they can sign out a Link Pass from the front desk of Rubloff Hall. Accessing McCarthy Hall or any other floors in Rubloff is an abuse of this Link Pass and will result in disciplinary action.
Guest Visitation for University Apartments
- Guest visitation within University apartments is monitored by the residents of the apartment.
- In any case, individuals in a standard one-bedroom apartment shall not exceed eight persons, a standard two-bedroom apartment shall not exceed 10 persons, a two-bedroom condo unit shall not exceed 16 persons, and a three-bedroom condo unit shall not exceed 18 persons. The ratio of leaseholder(s) to guest(s) should not exceed 1:5 at any time and must be within the apartment limit as outlined above.
- Guests and/or residents visiting a complex or visiting among apartments are expected to be considerate of others in the complex/building and should be quiet when entering/exiting apartments.
- Residents in on-campus residence halls or University apartments may host two overnight guests at least 17 years of age and of the same sex, provided they have the consent of their roommate(s).
- Siblings who are of the same or opposite sex and between 13 and 16 years of age may be permitted as an overnight visitor, provided that a completed Sibling Overnight Waiver signed by the parent/guardian and a Resident Overnight Automated Request (ROAR) form is on file with the Office of Residence Life 24 hours prior to the overnight visit.
- Siblings who are 17 years of age or older and are of the opposite sex will not be permitted overnight visitation.
- No guest may be registered in the halls or stay in University apartment more than three nights within a seven-night period.
Overnight Request Procedures for On-Campus Residence Halls
- Residents must submit a Resident Overnight Automated Request (ROAR) through the Self-Service portal by 11:00 p.m. on the date of the request.
- Residents will be informed by the RA on duty that the ROAR has been registered and approved/denied.
- All guest procedures apply and a guest ID must be worn at all times.
- Overnight guests may only be in the building for which they have an approved ROAR after visitation hours.
The University does not allow cohabitation and will take disciplinary action against infractions that are reported or come to the attention of housing staff. Cohabitation is defined as a non-resident using a room as if he/she were a resident of that room, which includes: the presence of clothing and/or personal belongings in the room, studying in the room on a regular basis, being in the room when the host/hostess is absent, and using the bathroom facilities as if he/she lived in the hall/room. Students of the opposite sex are not assigned and may not arrange to live together in University housing.