Approved by:  Residence Life

History:  Updated 2023

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The Alverno College Residence Hall Visitation Policy specifies hours when visiting is allowed. It is the resident’s responsibility to inform guest(s) of the policies of the College and the hall. The resident will assume responsibility for guests’ actions. 

Alverno College houses a diverse group of residents. As a result, it is absolutely essential that we do our best to create a positive community built on a foundation of respect and courtesy. In addition, we strive to uphold the highest level of security for our residents. All residents must adhere to the following visitation policies: 

  • Guest visitation is allowed between 9 a.m. and 12 a.m.  
  • All guests must check in at their residence hall reception desk. 
  • Each resident may sign in a maximum of three guests at a time (male or female).
  • All guests must be checked out and exit the building by the designated times. 
  • Guests must be with their host at all times, including in private bedspaces. Residents must escort male and female guests at all times, including to checkout and to and from the male restroom on the first floor in Austin Hall and the unisex restrooms on each floor of Claire Hall.  
  • Guests may not use the laundry facilities found in the Austin Hall basement or in Clare Hall.
  • Guests may not use shared spaces in the building without the presence of their host (rec room, formal lounge, floor lounge, etc.) 
  • Residents may have guests overnight in their room for no more than two consecutive nights (weeks being noted as Sunday through Saturday). 
  • All overnight stays must be discussed and agreed upon by the roommate prior to the arrival of the overnight guest. 
  • Overnight guests must specify their overnight stay upon check-in. If parking a car overnight, guests must apply for a temporary parking permit and must park in the parking structure. 
  • Overnight guests of a different gender will only be allowed to stay overnight on Friday and Saturday nights. Alverno College does not provide shower facilities for male guests. All male guests will need to make other arrangements. 
  • Cohabitation is not allowed in the residence halls. Cohabitation is defined as as behavior that indicates a guest is utilizing a resident’s rooms as a living space. Signs of cohabitation can include, but are not limited to: 
  • Staying as an overnight guest more often than not within a two-week period. 
  • Presence of the guest’s personal belongings in any resident’s room. 

Living in Clare Hall is a privilege for students further along their academic journey. Failure to abide by any of the following policies will result in room or hall reassignment or contract cancellation. Additional policies for Clare Hall are: 

  • Residents must sign their guests in and out at the Clare front desk every time they leave the residence hall. 

Minor Visitation

The residence halls primarily serve a young adult student population. It is not an appropriate environment for children under the age of 16 years. The following guidelines apply to the presence of children in the Alverno College residence halls: 

  • Only limited short-term visits (up to two hours) by minors in the residence halls are allowed. Any exceptions must be approved by a staff member. Minor guests must sign in at the front desk.
  • Minors are not allowed to stay overnight, with the exception of college-sponsored events or with permission given by a Residence Life professional staff member. 
    • Minors staying overnight must have prior approval from Residence Life, and a waiver form must be completed by the parent or guardian.  
  • Minors who are disruptive or who are not under responsible supervision will be asked to leave immediately, and the responsible student will be held accountable.
  • Babysitting is not allowed in the residence halls. Childcare must take place off-campus or at the Alverno College Early Learning Center. 
  • No minors are allowed after quiet hours, unless approved by a professional staff member. Any resident or non-resident perceived to be abusing these policies may face disciplinary action.