Visitation Policy

Visitation refers to guests, people who are non-residents of the housing facility in question.

No resident may host a guest unless his or her roommate has agreed to the visitation. The privilege of visitation does not supersede the privileges of your roommate(s), including privacy. All guests must be at least 16 years old or, if under the age of 16, accompanied by a parent. All guests must leave the residence hall or apartment complex at the end of the pre-determined visitation period unless they are pre-registered with the Hall Director as an overnight guest. Violation of the visitation policy will subject all parties to disciplinary action. The resident is responsible for all actions of his or her guest and is required to escort his or her guest at all times. Guests must use the restrooms designed for their gender only. Residents may be subject to disciplinary action as a result of their guest’s behavior. Guests violating policies may be asked to leave the facilities for no less than 24hrs and may be subject to disciplinary action.

Visitation hours:
Sunday – Thursday 10:00AM – 12:00AM (Midnight)
Friday – Saturday 10:00AM – 2:00AM

All opposite gender guests will be required to check into the residence hall by registering at the front desk beginning at 4:00PM each day. Guests required to check into the building at 4:00PM who are already in the building must report to the front desk and check in at that time. Anyone found in the building after 4:00PM and not properly checked into the building will be asked to leave and may be subject to disciplinary action.

Process for checking guests into and out of the residence halls:
• All guests required to check into the residence halls must enter through the main entrance of each building and immediately check in at the front desk.
• All guests must be escorted at all times. Guests may call the resident they are visiting from an outside phone, call box or the front desk phone.
• Henderson students must leave their Henderson ID card at the desk when checking into the building.
• All non-Henderson guests must leave a valid, state issued photo identification card.
• Each guest must claim their own ID when checking out of the residence hall.
• All guests must check out of the residence hall when leaving for any reason.
• Residents must gain special permission from the Hall Director to take opposite gender family members upstairs during non-visitation hours. Permission will only be granted for special circumstances.

Procedures for registering overnight guest:
• Residents will be allowed to have overnight guests, who are at least 16 years old, of the same gender at a charge of $10/person/night.
• Permission of the Hall Director and the roommate must be pre-arranged.
• The Resident must complete all paperwork necessary to register the overnight guest with the Hall Director no later than 9:00PM.
• No Resident may have more than three registered overnight guest at any one time.
• Overnight guests may not stay more than two consecutive nights in any seven day period.

Trespassing

Presence of an unauthorized guest or person in the residence halls or apartment complex other than designated visitation hours may lead to disciplinary action including but not limited to the student(s) involved in the incident being suspended or expelled from the university. In reference to non-students, that person will be restricted from campus and warned of an imminent arrest for criminal trespass if on campus again.

Children

For reasons of safety and liability, minors cannot be brought into the residence halls or apartment complexes for the purpose of babysitting. No child, under the age of 16, is permitted in the residence halls or apartment complex unless accompanied by their parent or legal guardian during visitation hours. At no time are children under the age of 16 permitted to stay overnight.