The visitation policy in the residence halls provides resident students the opportunity to permit guests in their rooms. While providing for this interaction, the policy is also sensitive to every resident's need for a level of privacy in a community environment, the balancing of rights among resident students, and the need for safety and security.
During the Ongoing Health Emergency: For the 2020-2021 academic year and during the period residence on campus is resumed, this revised and updated policy will be in effect and visitation and guests in residence halls will be strictly limited to maximize health and safety, to assist in conducting in-person classes and in maintaining student residence, and to adhere to applicable New York State laws and guidelines.
After your move-in date no guests (persons not affiliated with the University) or student visitors (students who do not reside in a given residence hall) will be allowed inside any residence hall or housing area. Residents assigned to a specific residence hall will be permitted inter-room/suite/apartment visitation inside that hall.
Roommates are expected to confer about all visitors and guests in advance of a visit and agree that a visitor or guest is not an imposition.
A Watchman Guard and/or Desk Assistant provide security coverage for each residence hall and in order to greet students and visitors and check their identification as they enter the building. The Watchman Guards are supervised by the Office of Public Safety and work in conjunction with your residence hall staff. The Office of Residential Life supervises the Desk Assistants.
During the ongoing health emergency: Watchman Guards overseen by the Department of Public Safety and Desk Assistants will manage entry and exit at each residence hall and housing area entrance 24 hours a day.
During the ongoing health emergency: all students at all hours must swipe their identification cards at the front entrance to the residence hall to which they are assigned upon entry.
All Fordham University students, including the residents of a given building, must present their ID as they enter a residence hall. Residence halls may only be entered or exited through designated entrance doors; windows and fire escapes are not to be used for this purpose.
Students who wish to enter their own residence hall are allowed to do so by simply scanning their Fordham University identification card. Hosts assume responsibility for the conduct of guests and commit themselves to explaining Residential Life and University policies to the guest. All visitors must leave rooms to which they are not assigned in residence halls before 3:30 a.m.
As a guideline and in light of the ongoing health emergency, the number of visiting students from other rooms/suites/apartments that may enter another living unit is limited to one per resident at any time, excluding the hosts/occupants of the unit. Resident student hosts must limit the amount of time spent with visiting guests. The residence hall staff reserves the right to exercise discretion in applying this guideline, which caps overall visitation in all residence hall living areas at no more than 10 people at a time.
Failure to Comply: In light of the ongoing health emergency, guests found in University housing areas during the time of curtailed visitation or who appear otherwise to be in violation of University or Residential Life policies will be directed by staff to leave campus immediately and/or may be banned from campus. Resident hosts will be held accountable for guest presence and behavior and may be subject to loss of guest privileges, educational sanctions, probation, or other disciplinary sanctions. The Office of Residential Life reserves the right to limit or restrict guest visitation privileges during high activity periods and during break/close-down periods (i.e. Homecoming, Spring Weekend, Special Events, Mid-term and Final Exams).
Violations of the revised Visitation/Guest Policy will be referred to the Student Conduct Process and sanctions will reflect the importance of this policy in safeguarding the health and well-being of our residence hall communities.