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Visitation

All overnight guests need to be pre-registered using the

 Online guest REGISTRATION form

 

Visitation Policies

All visitors must be checked in/out of the residence halls. Residential Life’s visitation policy is designed to maintain a safe and secure community that is conducive to studying and learning in the residence halls. Residents’ cooperation with this policy is necessary for its success.  It is important to talk with your roommate(s) prior to having guests over and establishing expectations for guests that all roommate(s) are comfortable with. Violations of the visitation policy will lead to follow up from Residential Life staff through the student conduct process. The following information is designed to help you to understand the policy.

Visitation is considered a privilege, not a right. It is each resident’s responsibility to be familiar with all visitation policies. Questions can be answered by reviewing this handbook, speaking with your floor RA or the RA on duty, or meeting with one of the staff members in the Residential Life Office.

The Residential Life Office reserves the right to revoke and restrict any and all visitation privileges according to the guidelines outlined in the handbook.  FIT reserves the right to restrict or bar any guest from visiting the residence halls for violating residence hall policy and/or exhibiting inappropriate, disruptive or threatening behavior.Residents are fully responsible for their guests’ actions and must remain with their guests at all times while they are visiting the residence halls.

Day Visitation

Day visitation hours are between 8AM-12AM. Anyone in the halls after 12AM is considered an overnight visitor.

 

  1. Talk with your roommate(s) about your plans to have a guest and what expectations you each have for day guests.
  2. Guests must be checked in and out at the Public Safety desk in the lobby.
  3. All guests MUST present a valid form of photo identification to the Public Safety Officer at the desk. Acceptable forms of photo ID are: current school ID cards, valid driver's license, non-drivers ID, current employment ID cards, passports and military ID cards, and birth certificates for children.
  4. Residents may not check-in or check-out any day visitors between 12AM – 8AM. There are no exceptions. Day visitors that are still checked in can retrieve their IDs. Failure to check out day visitors will result in penalties (see below).

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Residents can only have 4 day guests signed in at one time (without exceeding the occupancy guidelines - see Resident Handbook)

Overnight Visitation

Overnight visitation hours are between 12AM-8AM.

 

  1. Talk with your roommate(s) about your plans and what expectations you each have for overnight guests.
  2. All overnight visitors must be pre-registered online prior to arrival and no later than 4PM on the day of arrival.
  3. Your overnight request will not be approved if you have not completed your overnight visitation requirements, which are sent at the beginning of each academic year.
  4. NO OVERNIGHTS are permitted at the start or end of each semester. Visitation is limited during Halloween weekend and St. Patrick’s Day. The college may impose additional limitations as needed. Please check postings for dates and details.

 

To register an overnight guest:

  1. Complete the online form and submit by 4PM on the day of their arrival (Monday – Sunday). Requests submitted late will not be processed.
  2. Requests may only be submitted a maximum of 3 days in advance. Any requests submitted more than 3 days in advance will not be approved.
  3. Approved guest will have an overnight guest pass at the Public Safety guard’s desk in the lobby of your residence hall on the day of their arrival.
  4. Your guest will be asked to exchange a photo ID (to be left at the guard’s desk) for the guest pass.
  5. No need to sign your overnight guest in and out. Upon exiting and entering the halls, guests simply exchange the pass for their photo ID held at the guard's desk.
  6. Upon your guest’s final departure, exchange the pass for the guests photo ID and inform the guard that this is your guest’s final departure.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Overnight visitation is limited to 8 nights per 30 days not exceeding 2 consecutive nights; this pertains to both residents and guests.
  • Residents can only have 1 overnight guest per bedroom, per night.

Extended Visitation 

Guests wishing to stay more than 2 consecutive nights must be requested and approved through Residential Life.  The maximum length of stay for an extended guest is 5 days.  Extended visitors are not allowed during Winter & Summer Housing sessions. Each guest may only be in the residence halls 8 nights per 30 days.

 

To register an extended overnight guest: 

  1. Complete the online form available 
  2. Complete the overnight guest form and click on submit. You have up until 4PM on the day of their arrival (Monday through Sunday).
  3. You will receive a response email approving/denying the overnight request.
  4. Upon the arrival of your approved guest, an overnight guest pass will be available in the lobby of your residence hall at the Public Safety guard's desk. Guest passes are distributed by the Public Safety guard upon arrival and will be available after 10:00PM. Your guest will be asked to exchange a photo ID for the guest pass.
  5. No need to sign your overnight guest in and out. Upon exiting and entering the halls, guests simply exchange the pass for their photo ID which is held at the guard's desk.
  6. Upon your guest’s final departure, exchange the pass for the ID and announce to the guard that this is your guest’s final departure. Remember YOU MUST RETURN the pass to Public Safety (see Visitation Violations and Sanctions).

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Residents can only have 1 overnight guest per bedroom, per night.
  • Residents must have permission from roommate/s
  • Resident may not have overnights 7 days prior to or 7 days following the approved extended overnight.
  • Extended visitation is restricted to one guest at a time during valid visitation periods.
  • Only one extended visitation guest is allowed per resident in any 30-day period.

 

HOW TO RETRIEVE A GUEST PASS

  1. Guest passes are distributed by Public Safety.
  2. Your guest will be asked to exchange a photo ID (to be left at the guard’s desk) for the guest pass.
  3. No need to sign your overnight guest in and out. Upon exiting and entering the halls, guests simply exchange the pass for their photo ID held at the guard's desk.
  4. Upon your guest’s final departure, exchange the pass for the guests photo ID and inform the guard that this is your guest’s final departure.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Pre-Registering your guests does not guarantee your request; you must receive approval for the overnight request.
  • YOU MUST RETURN the pass to Public Safety after your guests departs the residence halls.

 

For full information about the visitation policy see the Resident Handbook

 

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