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Visitors & Guests

Our residents truly make their on-campus residence hall or apartment their "home away from home". Having friends or family visit only helps them to feel more at home in their space and gives them the opportunity to share their experience.

There are some times during the year, however, when visitation is restricted. We typically restrict visitation during breaks, and reserve the right to determine other events as restricted. Information will be posted in the halls for residents, alerting them to visitation restrictions. See our visitation/guest policy by clicking here. Also note that we reserve the right to change visitation policies at any time.

Whether you are visiting for the first time or are familiar with campus, the information to the left and below may prove to be helpful. Please contact us with any questions.

Building Entry

For the safety of our residents, guests must be accompanied by a resident at all times. Guests must also have a valid state identification card.


Our guests are more than welcome to join their host resident in a dining hall. For information about guest dining please click here.


We are proud of our campus and welcome the opportunity to share it with our guests. In order to provide a safe and pleasant environment, we do require all residents and guests to follow the guidelines found in the Resident Handbook.