Access and Visitation Policy for University Housing


All residents must scan their student ID card (Cougar Card) to gain entry to the building (at each proximity reader), and will be verified by front-desk staff where present. Failure to comply will result in disciplinary action.

Residence Hall Visitor

A visitor of the residence hall is defined as any person who does not currently reside in University housing (residence halls) 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.

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 must consult with their roommate before guests are invited into the room.

Please review the following visitation policy for all halls, as visitor and overnight guest policies differ between halls. Please note that visitors are not permitted in the residence hall between the hours of midnight and 8 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 2 through 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday unless an overnight guest request is approved (see Overnight Visitation Procedures for details). Any visitors who do not leave the building by midnight or 2 a.m. respectively will be considered unauthorized.

Inter-Housing Visitation

SXU residents may visit on-campus residence halls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When visiting a first-year residence hall (Pacelli or Rubloff Hall), the resident must present their student ID at the front desk and sign in to the building with a resident host. The link between McCarthy and Rubloff halls may not be used for inter-housing visitation purposes.

First-Year Halls Visitation Policy

First-Year Hall Visitation Hours consist of Sunday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight, and Friday through Saturday, 8 to 2 a.m.

The visitor will receive a visitor badge with issue number which must to be worn at all times and returned upon departure. Failure to return the visitor 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 visitor must return to the desk together to check out.

Overnight Guest Request Procedures (OGR) First-Year Halls

Quad Halls Visitation Policy

Quad Hall (McCarthy, Morris and O'Brien) residents may have two non-resident visitors in addition to any residents visiting, as long as their combined visitor and resident numbers do not exceed 16 persons per room, including the assigned occupants of the room. Residents are responsible for their visitors at all times and must ensure that their visitors know and are willing to comply with all rules that apply to their on-campus visit/stay. Residents are ultimately accountable for their visitors' actions as outlined in the Code of Student Conduct.

Overnight Guest Request Procedures (OGR) Quad Halls


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.

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