Residence halls are operated for the benefit of students who have signed residence hall
contracts. You and your roommate(s) are the only ones permitted to live in your room. You are
responsible for the behavior of your guests. All halls have a 24-hour visitation policy, meaning that
students may be visited by guests of either gender at any time.
Each resident has the privilege of having overnight guests as long as the guests do not infringe
on the rights of their roommate(s) and other residents. Visitation to the extent of cohabitation, or
having someone stay in your room without being on the contract or registered as a guest, is not
allowed. For overnight guest privileges, these rules apply:
All non-UI guests staying overnight must be registered at the front desk of your residence
hall. If overnight guests are not registered they will be asked to leave the residence hall.
Roommates must approve of all overnight guests or all guests will be asked to leave the
All guests must be escorted in non-public areas of the residence halls (i.e. floor hallways, study lounges, ITCs).
You are responsible for the behavior of all of your guests and you will be held accountable for their policy violations. Guests who do not follow hall policies or procedures will be asked to leave the residence hall.
No guest may stay more than three (3) nights within a fourteen day period.
Arrangements for a rollaway bed must be made with the front desk 48 hours in advance.
No resident or guest may use a restroom or shower facility intended for use by the opposite gender.
Roommates can agree to change aspects of the guest visitation policy as stated above by
completing a Roommate Agreement. In all cases, overnight guests may not stay beyond the
maximum of three (3) nights within a fourteen day period even with the approval of the
roommates. A Roommate Agreement must be completed, signed and filed with the Residence Hall
staff of your building before it is effective. A Roommate Agreement can be re-negotiated as
necessary. Roommates have the right to ask the guest to leave and to say no to an overnight
guest when the guest interferes with their ability to sleep/study. All guests must be respectful of
roommate's rights. Violation of the Roommate Agreement will be handled through the judicial
Guns and Weapons Policy
Any type of gun including paintball guns, airsoft guns, pellet guns, etc; bows and arrows,
tasers, and other weapons are prohibited in residence halls. Knives are generally prohibited in the
residence halls except for kitchen utensils (such as butter knives and bread knives). Knives
designed primarily for purposes other than kitchen use (such as switchblades and hunting knives)
are prohibited from all buildings. A student is not permitted to carry a knife on campus for
purposes of self-protection. A student may possess a small knife if necessary to serve a legitimate
educational purpose. For example, an Art student enrolled in a course which requires students to
use a knife to complete Art assignments may use a knife specially designed for Art projects for
classroom assignments. Any device that has the appearance and/or function of a serviceable
weapon or is being used in a manner of a real weapon is also prohibited in residence halls.
Possession of a weapon or knife is a serious offense that may result in immediate eviction from the