GGC made changes to The Grands’ overnight visitation policy for guest on Feb. 15.
Previously, students were required to fill out written approvals for overnight guests and were limited on the number of times they could check in the same guest consecutively. Now, students can check in the same guests repeatedly, although they may not exceed three consecutive nights.
Residents also no longer need written approval for overnight weekend stays. However, guests must continue to check in and out when entering and exiting the building.
The former rules still apply: The hosting resident must be a resident of the suite where the guest will be staying, and visitation is allowed only within a suite. Guests may not sleep in the common areas
“It’s been really helpful,” said freshman resident Adam Guy. “It’s cool that when we actually have complaints, people listen. I didn’t think anyone really cared enough. It’s been an easier process having people come to visit me now.”
The age restriction still applies. No one under the age of 16 may stay overnight in the residence hall, and guests who are 16 and 17 years old may be approved for overnight visitation with parental permission.
All students hosting a guest must inform them of the policies. Hosts are to remain liable for their guests and held accountable for their actions.
As stated in an email sent by Kyle N. Boone, Director of Residence Life, “Overnight guest visitation is allowed for guests only within a suite. No written approval is required for overnight guests on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, but the guest must still check in and check out when entering and leaving the building. An overnight guest’s stay must not exceed three consecutive nights. Situations requiring additional nights must be approved in writing by GGC Housing.”
The complete housing Student Handbook is located on the GGC website.