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Guests

Do you want to show off your new home to friends and family?
Be our guest! 

We welcome guests to our residential communities with certain parameters in place that protect the comfort and rights of other residents and maintain an appropriate level of safety and security in the building.

Know the Rules

It is important for the host to review College and Residence Life policies with the guest prior to the guest’s arrival. New York is a wonderful city to visit and we do hope your family and friends will support you here, as well as respect your community on campus.

Residents are responsible for all activities that occur within their room, and are expected to be with their guests at all times. Thus, allowing a violation to occur by a guest, whether it is a student or non-student, is also the responsibility of the resident.

Regardless of the length of stay, the guest is expected to abide by all College and Residence Life policies, procedures, regulations, and standards. The host is responsible for the actions of his/her guests at all times, and the host can be sanctioned up to and including removal from housing. Guests in violation of any departmental or College policy while in student housing or other areas of the College are subject to State of New York penalties, will be asked to leave the residence hall immediately, and may be banned from the building in the future. Judicial procedures will be filed against the student hosting the guest.

Guest Policy Modifications

There are certain times of the year, such as the beginning of the fall and spring semester, semester breaks, and exam periods, when the guest and/or visitation policy may be modified. Residence Life Staff reserve the right to override permission for an overnight guest and deny that individual the privilege of spending the night in a resident’s room.

Internal Guests

Residents in the building who are repeated or excessive guests in other areas of the building to which they are not assigned, or who are disturbing the living environment of a suite to which they are not assigned will be in violation and may be asked to leave. Residents should sleep in their own assigned areas of the building. If a resident would like to have an in-building guest stay over, he/she must seek approval from his/her roommates for these guests. If an in-building guest is disturbing the living environment or infringing upon the rights of roommates that are not their own, he or she may be asked to leave, and may be banned from the room/apartment which they are visiting too frequently.

Marymount Manhattan College is committed to maintaining a residence hall environment where the education, comfort, and safety of residents is of the greatest importance. Dating, romantic, or sexual relationships or close friendships between College employees or outside vendors of the College and residential students can negatively affect the educational environment for students in the residence halls. For this reason, College staff, faculty, and other employees, as well as employees from other companies and outside vendors, are prohibited from being day or overnight guests in the residence halls. 

Building Guest Policies

55th Street

The host will meet his/her guest in the lobby to register with security, and both the guest and host will leave a valid ID with security. When the guest leaves the hall, he/she must be escorted to the lobby by the host and check out at security. The ID cards will be returned when the guest leaves the building.

Regular overnight guests must be age 18 or older. Overnight guests under the age of 18 who are not siblings of the resident are permitted only if escorted by a parent or guardian. If a sibling aged 16-17 will be a guest, the resident must fill out the Sibling Guest Request Form at least seven days prior to arrival.

Day Guests

A day guest is visiting for a few hours, not overnight.

Day guests are permitted Sunday through Thursday 8 am to midnight and Friday and Saturday 8 am to 2 am.

  1. Guests and resident hosts are expected to honor the rights of the roommate(s).
  2. Each resident may host a maximum of three day guests at a time.
  3. Each apartment can host a maximum of six day guests at a time.
  4. Guests must be age 18 or older unless accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Overnight Guests

An overnight guest is one who stays beyond the day guest hours and/or sleeps in the room55th Street Guest Request Form overnight. In the interest of the rights of roommates and other hall residents, there are limits to the duration and frequency of such visits. Overnight guests must follow the same procedures and conditions met by day guests as outlined above.

In addition, for safety and security reasons, residents are required to submit a Guest Request Form for all overnight guests. This form can be downloaded or a hard copy may be picked up from the RA Office on the second floor of the 55th Street Residence Hall. The RA Office is open nightly from 8:30 pm to midnight.

  • Completed Guest Request Forms can be submitted to the RA Office no later than 11 pm on the day of your guest’s arrival. Request for an overnight guest will be processed upon submittal. The RA on duty will inform residents whether or not the guest has been approved. We encourage you to plan ahead and submit guest request forms before the day of the visit.
  • We need to ensure that we receive your forms! During hours when the RA Office is closed, residents may submit their fully completed guest request forms in the box at the security desk prior to 8:30 pm. During hours when the RA Office is open, forms must be submitted in person.
    • Incomplete or forged forms will result in a suspension of guest privileges for a minimum of one month.
    • Residents must keep track of the number of nights they have remaining. Guest forms submitted and processed through the security submission box which exceed the number of allotted nights per month will result in suspension of guest privileges for a minimum of one month.

When completing the Guest Request Form:

  • All roommates must approve and sign the guest request form prior to submitting it to the RA Office.
  • Forms submitted missing a signature will result in the loss of guest privileges.
  • To ensure your guest approval by roommates and Residence Life, we encourage you to plan ahead to acquire the necessary signatures. 

Upon guest arrival:

  • Security will be provided with a list of approved guests and will check all guests into the building upon arrival. 
  • All guests must leave a valid photo ID at the front desk. It is their responsibility to pick it up upon departure.
Other Information

In addition, residents must adhere to the following procedures and conditions:

  • Beginning September 7, provided there is no unreasonable interference with the rights of a roommate, a resident may have an overnight guest with permission from his/her suitemates.
  • A resident may have a single overnight guest for up to six nights per calendar month, whether the same guest or different guests each night. Residents who are hosting two guests for one night are using two of their allotted nights (two guests for three nights = six nights).
  • Each resident may host two overnight guests at one time.
  • A resident may have an overnight guest for up to six consecutive nights, even if the calendar month changes during the stay.
  • A non-resident may not be an overnight guest in the residence halls for more than six nights per calendar month, whether with the same host or with different hosts each night. Guests may only stay in the building six consecutive nights at any time.
  • No apartment may have more than three overnight guests on any given night (unless special permission is granted by the RD).
  • The last night of overnight guests is December 7 in the fall, and May 12 in the spring.

Failure to adhere to any of the above procedures will result in requests being denied or future loss of guest privileges. The Residence Life staff has the right to refuse permission for overnight guests. All policies are subject to change at the discretion of the Department of Residence Life.

Emergency Cots

When a resident has not properly arranged for an overnight guest, and if asking the guest to leave creates a critical situation as assessed by the Resident Director (RD) on call, the RD will be able to rent to the resident and guest two cots that can be set up in the rear lobby. The resident will be required to stay with the guest, and both will need to leave the lobby by 8 am.  A charge of $45 will be applied to the guest student’s MMC account.  If the guest is not an MMC student, then the host will be charged the $45.

 

Cooper Square

The host will meet his/her guest in the lobby to register with security, and both the guest and host will leave a valid ID with security. When the guest leaves the hall, he/she must be escorted to the lobby by the host and check out at security. The ID cards will be returned when the guest leaves the building.

Regular overnight guests must be age 18 or older. Overnight guests under the age of 18 who are not siblings of the resident are permitted only if escorted by a parent or guardian. If a sibling aged 16-17 will be a guest, the resident must fill out the Sibling Guest Request Form at least seven days prior to arrival.

Day Guests

A day guest is visiting for a few hours, not overnight.

Day guests are permitted Sunday through Thursday 8 am to midnight and Friday and Saturday 8 am to 2 am.

  1. Guests and resident hosts are expected to honor the rights of the roommate(s).
  2. Each resident may host a maximum of two day guests at a time.
  3. Guests must be age 18 or older unless accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Overnight Guests

We recognize the maturity and independence of our Cooper Square residents, and want to give you the freedom to make good decisions.  Please keep in mind that your guests also share a space with your roommates and suitemates, and your goal should be to have open communication and mutual respect with your fellow students.  The number of guests and nights they can stay will not be limited unless an issue arises that cannot be resolved through mediation.  We reserve the right to initiate a judicial meeting if necessary.

  • Residents must follow the following procedures and conditions:

    • Guests are welcome to be signed in by a Cooper Square resident from 8 am until midnight, with no guest form required.  These guests are permitted to stay overnight.
    • Guests who arrive after midnight must be pre-approved via a Guest Request Form submitted by 11 pm on the first night of a guest’s stay.
    • Hosts must escort and sign out their guest at the end of their stay.

UPON GUEST ARRIVAL:

  • Security will be provided with a list of approved guests and will check all guests into the building upon arrival. 
  • All guests must leave a valid photo ID at the front desk. It is their responsibility to pick it up upon departure.
Other Information

In addition, residents must adhere to the following procedures and conditions:

  • Beginning September 7, provided there is no unreasonable interference with the rights of a roommate, a resident may have an overnight guest with permission from his/her suitemates.
  • A resident may have a single overnight guest for up to six nights per calendar month, whether the same guest or different guests each night. Residents who are hosting two guests for one night are using two of their allotted nights (two guests for three nights = six nights).
  • Each resident may host two overnight guests at one time.
  • A resident may have an overnight guest for up to six consecutive nights, even if the calendar month changes during the stay.
  • A non-resident may not be an overnight guest in the residence halls for more than six nights per calendar month, whether with the same host or with different hosts each night. Guests may only stay in the building six consecutive nights at any time.
  • No apartment may have more than three overnight guests on any given night (unless special permission is granted by the RD).
  • The last night of overnight guests is December 7 in the fall, and May 12 in the spring.

Failure to adhere to any of the above procedures will result in requests being denied or future loss of guest privileges. The Residence Life staff has the right to refuse permission for overnight guests. All policies are subject to change at the discretion of the Department of Residence Life.

 

1760

Day Guests
  • A day guest is visiting for a few hours, not overnight.
  • Day guests are permitted seven days a week between 8 am to midnight.
  • Guests and resident hosts are expected to honor the rights of the roommate(s).
  • Each resident may host a maximum of two day guests at a time.
    • Each double room can host a maximum of four guests at a time; each triple room can host a maximum of six guests at a time.

The host will meet his/her guest in the lobby to register with security by signing the guest book and leaving a valid form of current photo ID. When the guest leaves the hall, he/she must be escorted to the lobby by the host and sign out in the guest registration book. The ID is returned as the guest leaves the building.


Overnight Guests

An overnight guest is one who stays beyond the short-term guest hours and/or sleeps in the room overnight. In the interest of the rights of roommates and other hall residents, there are limits to the duration and frequency of such visits.

Overnight guests must follow the same procedures and conditions met by day guests as outlined above.

Other Information

In addition, residents must follow the following procedures and conditions.

  • Beginning September 7, provided there is no unreasonable interference with the rights of a roommate, a resident may have an overnight guest with permission from his/her suitemates.
  • All residents must submit an Overnight Guest Form to the EHS Student Life Office on the first floor of 1760 by 9 pm for the same day overnight guest.
  • For four consecutive nights or more, forms must be completed and submitted 24 hours prior to the guests’ arrival and approved by roommates.
  • A guest who stays for a single night must pay $5 per night until the third night. A guest who stays from four to seven nights must pay $20 per night. No guest may stay longer than seven nights per month.
  • All residents must fill out an Overnight Guest Form for their guest, regardless of guest’s length of stay.
  • Roommates must approve only if the guest is staying for four nights or more.
  • Failure to complete and submit the form in a timely manner will result in a $5 charge, to be paid within 72 hours of guest’s arrival.
  • A resident is allowed to have up to seven overnight guests per calendar month.
  • A non-resident may not be an overnight guest in the residence hall for more than seven nights per calendar month, whether the same host or different hosts each night.
  • A valid Photo ID must be left with security during the duration of the visitor’s stay; it is the visitor’s responsibility to retrieve their ID upon departure.
  • Hosts must escort and sign out their guest at the end of their stay.
  • No double room can have more than two overnight guests on any given night.
  • No triple room can have more than three overnight guests on any given night.
  • The last night of overnight guests is December 7 in the fall, and May 12 in the spring.