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- The University's Guest Policy is designed to maintain security in the residence halls
and apartments. A guest is defined as anyone who is not assigned to a particular room,
suites, or apartments. Only with prior consent from a roommate(s) are guests allowed in residence halls,
suites, and apartments. The rights of the roommate take precedence in issues involving
- Every guest is subject to University rules and regulations and is the responsibility
of the resident host at all times.
- The Department of Public Safety reserves the right to deny access to any person if
it is reasonably determined that such person does not have valid identification and/or
presents a threat to the peace, safety and welfare of other residents.
- Only with prior consent from a roommate(s) are guests permitted to stay in University
housing for a period of two nights within a 7-day period. The 7-day period begins
when a guest stays overnight.
- Short term guests may visit from 12:00pm-12:00am. An overnight guest is any person
remaining in a room/suite/apartment where they do not reside between 12:00am-12:00pm.
- Any guest in a residence hall between the hours of 8:00pm and 4:00am must be signed
into that hall by the building resident who s/he intends to visit. Guests who enter
prior to 8:00pm should be brought down to the security desk to be signed in.
- When the guest leaves, the host needs to accompany the guest to sign out of the building.
Failure to adhere to sign-in/sign-out policies will result in loss of guest privileges.
- The University does not condone or permit cohabitation or patterns of extended visitation
in the residence halls or apartments. At no time can any resident student have long
term guests (squatters). A squatter is a person who occupies a residential space without
payment of rent. the host will be responsible for repayment.
- Patterns of visitation and behavior which interfere with the rights and privileges
or privacy of any resident student will not be tolerated and will be referred to the
Office of Student Conduct.
- The host must escort the guest at all times and inform them of university and residence
hall policies. At no time can a guest be left in a room/suite/apartment while the
host attends class, work, or any other activities.
- You are not permitted to sign in other people's guests.
- All visitors under the age of 18 that are not currently enrolled at West Chester University
are not permitted to enter the residence hall or stay overnight. Unless taking part
in a recognized university special event or are at campus at the behest of the University,
they are not permitted to stay overnight.
- Each student may have no more than 2 guests at a time in University-owned residence
halls and apartments, and no more than 3 guests at a time in the affiliated communities.
Family members, such as parents, guardians, or siblings, are permitted to visit without
the guest occupancy limit being imposed. However, guests under 18 must be accompanied
by a parent or guardian.
- This guest policy applies to single, double, and triple occupancy rooms in North Campus
residence halls, and at the South Campus, Village, East Village and College Arms apartment
complexes. The policy applies to all residents regardless of having a roommate or
not. Students residing in University Student Housing communities are held responsible
for this guest policy, but should also refer to the lease agreement for any additional
information or clarification.
- The host is responsible for ensuring their guests use the appropriate bathroom facilities
during their visit.
- All guests entering a residence hall are required to possess and display one of the
following forms of photo identification. Any guest not physically possessing the proper form of identification will not be
permitted to be signed a hall. No exceptions. Public Safety Officers reserve the right
to deny access to any guest or visitor attempting to gain entry into the residence
Acceptable forms of photo identification are limited to:
a. Valid government-issued identification cards such as driver's license, military ID,
state ID or passport. Date of birth and address must be listed on the identification
card. Expired driver's licenses and other expired IDs will not be accepted.
b. West Chester University Ram-E card.
- Any bag, box, laundry basket, instrument carry case and container is subject to search
for possible contraband such as alcohol, illegal drugs, weapons such as firearms,
bullets, knives, etc. University Police Officers will respond to the scene if any
contraband is located, and offenders will be subject to arrest and referred to the
Office of Student Conduct.