Guest Policies

Guest Policy Update

Residents must still register guests in advance using the University guest sponsor site.

Should you require a physical guest pass for overnight visitors, please visit the Res. Life or Facilities offices on the first floor of Hayden Hall or D’Agostino Hall.  If you have apartment-mates, you are encouraged to discuss and make a plan should an overnight, non-local guest test positive for COVID-19 while visiting.

Visitors and Guest Passes

  • Guests must be accompanied by the resident/licensee or possess a Guest Pass in order to enter the building.
  • The Front Desk Attendant can also call your listed cell phone number on record to announce a guest and obtain permission to allow your guest(s) to go up to your apartment unescorted.
  • Overnight guests are permitted for no more than seven (7) nights per 30 day period.
  • The resident/licensee may obtain a Guest Pass for each guest by stopping by their respective building office and filling out a Guest Pass Request Form. If your guest is staying for more than three (3) consecutive nights, written permission from your apartment mate(s) is required before the Guest Pass Request Form can be processed. In addition to building access, the Guest Pass allows the use of University Transportation services.
  • Note: Guest Passes cannot be obtained by telephone or email. You must visit the office in person.

Visiting Hours

Regular Hours Guests

  • A Regular Hours Guest is anyone who is present in a residence hall or in a room/suite in which they have not been assigned to live between the hours of 9:00 am and 11:00 pm on weeknights (Sunday-Thursday) and 9:00 am to 1:00am on weekends (Friday and Saturday).
  • A resident is permitted to have up to three (3) guests in their apartment at any time during Regular Hours without the prior permission of their apartmentmates provided there is no interference with the rights of an apartmentmate.
  • All Regular Hours Guests must have followed the appropriate access procedures as set forth above.

Late Hours/Overnight Guests

  • A Late Hours/Overnight Guest is anyone who is present in a residence hall or in an apartment  in which they have not been assigned to live between the hours of 11:00 pm and 9 am on weeknights (Sunday-Thursday) and 1:00 am to 9:00am on weekends (Friday and Saturday).
  • A Resident Host must have the permission of their apartmentmate(s) to have a Late Hours/Overnight Guest if the visit is for three (3) days or longer.
  • Even if permission from the apartmentmate is granted, the guest may be asked to leave the premises as a result of complaints about the actions/presence of a Late Hours/Overnight Guest by an apartmentmate, which interfere with his or her academic/personal well-being as well as the community members.
  • A Resident Host may have no more than three (3) Late Hours/Overnight Guests at one time.
  • A Resident Host may not have a Late Hours/Overnight Guest – whether the same or a different person - for more than three (3) consecutive nights or for more than seven (7) nights per 30 day period.
  • The same individual may not be a Late Hours/Overnight Guest in the residence hall system for more than seven (7) nights per calendar month, whether with the same or different resident hosts.
  • All Late Hours/Overnight Guests must have followed the appropriate access procedures as set forth above in this document.

Policy Violations

All guests in a University residence hall are expected to abide by all University and Office of Residence Services procedures and regulations.

  • A Resident Host is responsible for the actions of their guest(s) in the residence hall building, apartment, and common area in which that host resides and will be held accountable for any violations of University policy and/or for any theft, injury to person or property resulting from the behavior of their guests, regardless of whether that guest is a fellow University student or not.
  • University students who engage in disruptive or volatile behavior while a guest in a residence hall or an apartment/room will also personally be held accountable for their actions.
  • Matters involving the problematic behavior of a guest may be managed through administrative actions (e.g. Classification of guest as Persona Non Grata), through the University student conduct process, or may be referred to local law enforcement when deemed appropriate.
  • Should a guest who engages in volatile behavior be a student at another college or university, New York University reserves the right to report that individual’s behavior to their home institution.
  • Late / Overnight guests are not to sleep in lounges or other public spaces.

Apartmentmate(s) Interference

  • Whenever a resident has a concern about the presence of a guest in the room, they should approach the apartmentmate whom the guest is visiting to express their concerns and to seek to resolve the issues.
  • Should Residence Services staff receive (1) a complaint that the presence of a guest (Regular or Late Hours) is unreasonably interfering with the academic or personal well-being of the residents of the residence hall or a particular apartmentmate(s) or (2) a complaint that the students sharing a living space are unable to agree on the time, date, frequency, and duration of each other’s visitors, the Residence Services staff may restrict the presence of guests in that apartment until such time that the residents are able to come to a mutually satisfactory agreement about visitation.
  • As deemed appropriate, such matters will be addressed through informal discussions with apartmentmate(s) or through formal mediation. Should such efforts fail, the Residence Services staff shall have the authority to establish reasonable parameters for visitation and all residents of that apartment will be expected to adhere to those terms. Failure to abide by those conditions may likely result in the reassignment of the student who violates the terms set forth and may also subject that student to disciplinary action should their guests be involved in a violation of an University policy.