Guest and Visitation Policy
We welcome your guests to our residential communities with certain parameters in place that protect the
comfort and rights of other residents and maintain an appropriate level of safety and security in the building. It is
important for the host to review College and Residence Life policies with the guest prior to the guest's arrival.
New York is a wonderful city to visit and we do hope your family and friends will support you here, as well as
respect your community on campus.
Residents are responsible for all activities that occur within their room, and are expected to be with their guests
at all times. Thus, allowing a violation to occur by a guest, whether it is a student or non-student, is also the
responsibility of the resident. Regardless of the length of stay, the guest is expected to abide by all College and
Residence Life policies, procedures, regulations, and standards. The host is responsible for the actions of
his/her guests at all times, and the host can be sanctioned up to and including removal from housing. Guests in
violation of any departmental or College policy while in student housing or other areas of the College are subject
to State of New York penalties, will be asked to leave the residence hall immediately, and may be banned from
the building in the future. Judicial procedures will be filed against the student hosting the guest.
There are certain times of the year, such as the beginning of the fall and spring semester, semester breaks, and
exam periods, when the guest and/or visitation policy may be modified. Residence Life Staff reserve the right to
override permission for an overnight guest and deny that individual the privilege of spending the night in a
Internal Guests: Residents in the building who are repeated or excessive guests in other areas of the building to
which they are not assigned, or who are causing a disturbance to the living environment of roommates in a suite
to which they are not assigned will be in violation and may be asked to leave. Residents should sleep in their
own assigned areas of the building. If a resident would like to have an in-building guest stay over, he/she must
seek approval from his/her roommates for these guests. If an in-building guest is disturbing the living
environment or infringing upon the rights of roommates that are not their own, he or she may be asked to leave,
and may be banned from the room/apartment which they are visiting too frequently.
Marymount Manhattan College is committed to maintaining a residence hall environment where the education,
comfort, and safety of residents is of the greatest importance. Dating, romantic, or sexual relationships or close
friendships between College employees or outside vendors of the College and residential students can
negatively affect the educational environment for students in the residence halls. For this reason, College staff,
faculty, and other employees are prohibited from being day or overnight guests in the residence halls.
Employees from other companies and outside vendors are also prohibited from being day or overnight guests in
the residence halls.
The host will meet his/her guest in the lobby to register with security, and both the guest and host will
leave a valid ID with security. When the guest leaves the hall, he/she must be escorted to the lobby by
the host and check out at security. The ID cards will be returned when the guest leaves the building.
No one under the age of 18 is permitted as an overnight guest, unless escorted by a parent or guardian.
If a sibling aged 16-18 will be a guest, the resident must fill out the Sibling Guest Request Form at least seven days prior to arrival.
A day guest is visiting for a few hours, not overnight. Day guests are permitted Sunday through Thursday 8 am to midnight and Friday and Saturday 8 am to 2 am
Guests and resident hosts are expected to honor the rights of the roommate(s)
Each resident may host a maximum of three day guests at a time
Each apartment can host a maximum of six day guests at a time
An overnight guest is one who stays beyond the day guest hours and/or sleeps in the room overnight. In
the interest of the rights of roommates and other hall residents, there are limits to the duration and
frequency of such visits. Overnight guests must follow the same procedures and conditions met by day
guests as outlined above.
For safety and security reasons, residents are required to submit a Guest Request Form for all overnight
guests. This form can be downloaded or a hard copy may be picked up from the RA office on the
second floor of the 55th Street Residence Hall. The RA office is open nightly from 8:30 pm to midnight.
When completing the Guest Request Form:
- Completed Guest Request Forms are submitted, no later than 11 pm on the day of your guest's
arrival, to the RA office. Request for an overnight guest will be processed upon submittal. The
RA on duty will inform residents whether or not the guest has been approved.
- We need to ensure that we receive your forms! Unfortunately, Guest Request Forms slid under
the door or given to an RA off duty or the security desk cannot be processed.
- All roommates must approve and sign the guest request form prior to submittal to the RA office.
- Forms missing a signature will not be processed.
- Forgery of roommate's signatures is prohibited and will result in a loss of guest privileges for the
entire academic year.
To ensure your guest approval by roommates and Residence Life, we encourage you plan ahead to acquire the necessary
Upon guest arrival:
- Security will be provided with a list of approved guests and will check all guests into the building
- All guests must leave a valid photo ID at the front desk. It is their responsibility to pick it up upon departure.
In addition, residents must adhere to the following procedures and conditions:
Failure to adhere to any of the above procedures will result in requests being denied or future loss of
guest privileges. The Residence Life staff has the right to refuse permission for overnight guests. All
policies are subject to change at the discretion of the Department of Residence Life.
- Beginning September 10, provided there is no unreasonable interference with the rights of a roommate,
a resident may have an overnight guest with permission from his/her suitemates.
- A resident may have a single overnight guest for up to six nights per calendar month, whether the same guest or different guests each night.
Residents who are hosting two guests for one night are using two of their allotted nights (two guests for three nights = six nights).
- Each resident may host two overnight guests at one time.
- A resident may have an overnight guest for up to six consecutive nights, even if the calendar month changes during the stay.
- A non-resident may not be an overnight guest in the residence halls for more than six nights per calendar month, whether with the same host or
with different hosts each night. Guests may only stay in the building six consecutive nights at any time.
- No apartment may have more than three overnight guests on any given night (unless special permission is granted by the RD).
- A day guest is visiting for a few hours, not overnight
- Are permitted seven days a week between 8 am to midnight
- Guests and resident hosts are expected to honor the rights of the roommate(s)
- Each resident may host a maximum of two day guests at a time
- Each double room can host a maximum of four guests at a time; each triple room can host a maximum of six guests at a time
The host will meet his/her guest in the lobby to register with security by signing the
guest book and leaving a valid form of current photo ID. When the guest leaves the hall, he/she must be escorted to the
lobby by the host and sign out in the guest registration book. The ID is returned as the guest leaves the
An overnight guest is one who stays beyond the short-term guest hours
and/or sleeps in the room overnight. In the interest of the rights of roommates and other hall residents, there are limits
to the duration and frequency of such visits. Overnight guests must follow the same procedures and conditions met by day
guests as outlined above.
In addition, residents must follow the following procedures and conditions.
- Beginning September 10, provided there is no unreasonable interference with the rights of a roommate, a resident may have an overnight guest with permission from his/her suitemates.
- All residents must submit an Overnight Guest Form to the EHS Student Life Office on the first floor of 1760 by 9 pm for the same day overnight guest.
- For four consecutive nights or more, forms must be completed and submitted 24 hours prior to the guests? Arrival and approved by roommates.
- A guest who stays for a single night must pay $5 per night until the third night. A guest who stays from four to seven nights must pay $20 per night. No guest may stay longer than seven nights per month.
- All residents must fill out an Overnight Guest Form for their guest, regardless of guest's length of stay.
- Roommates must approve only if the guest is staying for four nights or more.
- Failure to complete and submit the form in a timely manner will result in a $5 charge, to be paid within 72 hours of guest's arrival.
- A resident is allowed to have up to seven overnight guests per calendar month.
- A non-resident may not be an overnight guest in the residence hall for more than seven nights per calendar month, whether the same host or different hosts each night.
- A valid Photo ID must be left with security during the duration of the visitor's stay; it is the visitor's responsibility to retrieve their ID upon departure.
- Hosts must escort and sign out their guest at the end of their stay.
- No double room can have more than two overnight guests on any given night.
- No triple room can have more than three overnight guests on any given night.
- The last night of overnight guests is December 6 in the fall, and May 7 in the spring.