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Front Desks

Front Desks

Residence hall front desks are staffed by trained student employees between the hours of 8 a.m. and midnight and by professional security attendants from midnight to 8 a.m. Desk receptionists are student employees who are responsible for monitoring access control at the residence hall front desks. The desk receptionists check identification, maintain the computerized visitation check-in system, uphold policies related to security and guest sign-in and serve as friendly campus resources for residents and their guests.

Read the guest policy pages from our Guide to Student Housing for full details on guests and visitation.

Each resident may sign in a maximum of two guests at any given time. To have more than two guests, a resident must request additional guest approval by filling out this form. Forms must be submitted Monday through Thursday and at least one business day in advance of the guests' arrival.

Residents are permitted to have overnight guests a maximum of two nights in a seven-day period, as long as all roommates are informed in advance of the visit.

The resident must complete this form to register a minor guest (someone 17 years and younger) wishing to stay in a residence hall. Please also note:

  • Minors who visit must be in the company of their DePaul University resident host at all times.
  • Minors 17 years and younger should bring a license, passport or other government-issued form of photo identification with them when possible.
  • Minors under the age of 5 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times while in housing and are not permitted for an overnight stay.
  • As with any other guest, resident hosts are expected to inform their roommate(s) of the minor guest's stay in advance of the visit.