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Guest Policy

Policy Number STU-017
Effective Date December 17, 2007
Responsible Office/Person Student Affairs
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Policy Statement
University students are responsible for the actions of their guests while on campus grounds and at campus programs.


Purpose
In order for the University to be a place where learning and social comfort exists, all members need to act in accordance with established University policies and take responsibility not only for their own actions, but for the actions of their guests as well.


Definitions
Guests are considered to be individuals from outside the campus community who are invited to the campus by a member of the campus community. For a definition of a “guest” as pertaining to housing and residential life on campus, please refer to the Student Handbook - Housing and Residential Life section.

Procedures

Campus-wide

Hosts will be held accountable for the actions of their guests, including damages made to property. Guests should be made aware of relevant University policies by the host.
Housing and Residential Life

Each residential student is limited to three (3) guests in his/her residence hall room at any one time. The number pertains to both on and off campus guests.
Occasional overnight guests are permitted. In all cases, a host of a multiple-unit room, suite, or apartment must obtain the consent of the roommate(s) prior to the overnight visit.
If a guest arrives before the front desk is in operation, it is the responsibility of the host student to register the guest at the front desk no later than 8:00 p.m. Unaccompanied visitors may be refused access to a building at the discretion of the Desk Attendant.

No guests, regardless of age, may bring alcohol into a residence hall.
Residence Life staff reserve the right to revoke visitation privileges in the residence areas for cause at any time. Upon revocation of visitation privileges, the visitor will be required to vacate the premises.
The Office of Student Affairs may issue a “No Trespass” order to guests who do not respect the students, University personnel and/or members of the Umass Dartmouth community.

Responsibility
The Student Affairs Office assumes the overall responsibility for communicating this policy and for adjudicating alleged violations of the policy.

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