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Steps for hosting other DePaul on-campus residents (i.e., resident visitor):
Though this is the current situation, we continue to monitor the City of Chicago COVID Dashboard and the DePaul COVID-19 Dashboard. If there is a significant change in the positivity on campus or throughout the city, DePaul Housing reserves the right to alter the visitor policy to match local and state guidelines regarding COVID-19 at any time. For more housing information related to COVID-19, please visit our COVID-19 Campus Housing Information webpage.
As hosts, residents may be personally and financially responsible for the actions and behaviors of their visitors. Visitors must be personally known to residents. Residents are responsible for informing visitors of the policies and procedures of campus housing. Visitors must abide by university and residential policies and procedures at all times. As hosts, residents are accountable and may be subject to disciplinary action if visitors violate a policy or procedure. Visitors who exhibit inappropriate behavior may be required to leave campus housing. Staff will not escort a visitor into any units without a resident host.
In order to be signed in to a residence hall, parent/guardian visitors must present a government-issued photo ID and resident visitors must present a DePaul-issued photo ID. Visitors who do not have proper photo identification will not be allowed to enter the residence halls, no exceptions. Non-photo IDs will not be accepted. Visitors must be escorted at all times. Visitors cannot be left alone without their resident host. Resident hosts must also accompany visitors to the desk for sign-out at the end of a visit. Failure to sign out a visitor at the time of departure may result in the loss of visitor privileges for the resident host.
DePaul Housing and Residential Education reserve the right to suspend campus-wide or building-specific visitor privileges at any time if it is felt this is in the best interest for the safety of the residents and/or as a sanction within the student conduct process.
Lincoln Park Campus residents are allowed to host up to two (2) overnight visitors after informing all roommates of the visit prior to the visitor’s arrival. An overnight visitor is anyone who is not a resident of a particular unit, which includes residents from the same residence hall/building. As of Monday, October 18, 2021, DePaul Housing is permitting 1-2 pre-registered parents/guardians (must be vaccinated for COVID-19) OR 1-2 resident visitors (DePaul students with an active housing agreement on the Lincoln Park Campus).
• An overnight visitor stay is defined as any visit exceeding four (4) hours between midnight and 8:00 a.m. on any given night.
• Resident hosts are allowed to register overnight visits a maximum of two (2) nights in a seven (7) day period. The seven-day period begins at midnight on Sunday and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday.
• Visitors who visit DePaul, regardless of which host they are visiting or which hall, may not have more than ten (10) overnight visits in any given academic quarter.
• Visitor registration software tracks all visits, and any host found to be in violation of this policy may have visitation privileges suspended or revoked.
• Registered visitors may only sleep in the unit of the host who is sponsoring their visit. Sleeping in other units or public/community spaces within the halls is strictly prohibited.
• Visitors may not stay in unoccupied beds in a unit without the consent of the resident whose bed is to be used. Overnight visitor expectations can be discussed between roommates during the roommate agreement process upon move-in. The above standards are designed to prevent abuse of roommate rights. If these standards are violated, residents may be subject to student conduct action and loss of privileges. A student whose housing agreement has been canceled through the student conduct process may not be a visitor in campus housing.
Guest policies at the University Center may differ from those on the Lincoln Park Campus. Residents in that building are expected to abide by all rules set forth within the University Center student handbook, found with our student guides and also at ucresidentservices.com under the "Residence Life" tab.