University Visitation Policy

Marquette’s visitation policy outlines the time and manner in which residents may host visitors in their rooms or other areas of the residence halls. The procedures are designed to accommodate visitors in a manner that respects resident concerns for safety and privacy while ensuring an appropriate balance between academic and social needs within each residence hall community.

Consistent with Marquette’s ethos statement, this policy establishes expectations that all residents contribute to the development of our residence hall communities by demonstrating respect for themselves and others.

At no time should the presence of visitors disrupt the floor and hall communities or supersede a roommate’s right to privacy.

Visitation Hours

Residents may host up to three visitors at a time during the following hours:

  • 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday to Thursday
  • 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday*
    *and occasions when classes are excused before or after a weekend

Twenty-four-hour lounges are available for students and their visitors and are located in common areas of each residence hall.

Late-night and Overnight Visitation

Residents may host a maximum of two guests beyond the visitation deadline, provided that they are of the same gender as the host, have the approval of their host’s roommate(s) and the guests are pre-registered at the front desk by 10 p.m. the evening of the visit.

No one may be registered to stay beyond the visitation deadline for more than two consecutive nights in any one hall. There is no overnight visitation during official break periods, on Halloween eve, Halloween night, St. Patrick’s Day eve or St. Patrick’s Day. The university reserves the right to suspend overnight visitation when special circumstances warrant.

Family Late-night and Overnight Visitation

Residents may host members of their immediate families, regardless of gender, beyond the visitation deadline, provided that they have the approval of their roommate(s), and the family member guests are pre-registered at the front desk by 10 p.m. the evening of the visit.

Residents who wish to host any guests who are under the age of 18 must provide a completed Family Guest Program Parental Consent and Medical Information Form, signed by their parent or guardian, to their residence hall director at least three working days before the visit.

All other visitation procedures, including maximum number of late-night and overnight guests, length of stay, and sign-in and escort procedures, apply to family guests.

Within-hall Visitation Hours

Same-gender visitors — There is no restriction on when residents of the same building may visit if they are of the same gender. Males may visit males and females may visit females at any time, as long as the visitation does not interfere with the privacy and study needs of roommates and other residents.

Opposite-gender visitors — Residents living in a coed hall/floor may have other residents of that hall/floor who are of the opposite gender visit in their rooms or on their floors during the regular visitation hours only:

  • 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday to Thursday
  • 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday*
    *and occasions when classes are excused before or after a weekend.

Students may use the 24-hour lounges that are located in common areas of each residence hall.

Sign-in Procedures

Visitors who do not live in the hall of the resident with whom they are visiting must be signed in by the host resident at the hall front desk. The host resident must leave his or her Marquette ID and a picture ID of the visitor(s) at the hall front desk.

Host Responsibility and Escort Policy

Residents are responsible for ensuring that their guests and visitors abide by university policies and procedures. Residents are accountable for the behavior of their guests and visitors, and are subject to disciplinary action if a guest or visitor violates a policy or procedure. The host resident must escort guests and visitors at all times throughout the residence hall.

Visitation Violations

Students are expected to abide by these and all university regulations within the residence halls. Any student found responsible for a violation of the visitation policy is subject to revocation of visitation privileges and other sanctions outlined in Marquette’s student conduct code.