Guest Policy & Visitors
Students are permitted to have guests (two guests per student) in their residence only if there are no objections from those residing within the unit. If a student does not want visitors to stay in the residence, other arrangements should be made. Each residential unit will establish parameters for guests through the roommate agreement completed in conjunction with a Resident Advisor. No guests will be permitted prior to the completion of the roommate agreement.
Guest: A guest is any person who is not a full-time resident of the specific apartment or townhouse.
Guest Visitation: Monday through Sunday - All guests, including residential students, may not enter a residence prior to 8:00 a.m., and guests must leave campus residential units by 1:00 a.m., unless the host student has registered their guest with the Security office or completed an online guest registration form.
Guest Registration: Student hosts should make every attempt to consult other roommates prior to inviting guests to stay overnight. Overnight guests, those staying past 1:00 a.m., may not stay more than two consecutive nights. Student hosts are permitted to have 12 guest days per term, including weekends. Guests are reported utilizing the Guest Registration Form found online or by registering at the Security office.
Registration of overnight guests is necessary so the College can identify those individuals staying on campus, in the event of an emergency. All guests must comply with Central Penn policies while on campus. It is the host's responsibility to inform their guest(s) of Central Penn's policies. As a host, the student will be held personally responsible for any violation of College policy committed by his/her guest(s), regardless of severity. For safety and security purposes, each unit will not exceed 8 guests.
There are three Blackout Periods in which guests are not permitted to stay overnight:
- Midterm week (week 6) Monday - Friday
- Finals week (week 11) Monday - Friday
- During term breaks (weeks 12/13)
These Blackout Periods allow all residential students to focus on their academic success or allow College personnel to complete inspections/repairs.
Term Break/Vacation Registration: If it is necessary for you to stay in your residence during a term break or vacation, for security purposes you must register in the Student Services office. Guests are not permitted because health inspections and any necessary cleaning or repairs are done during these periods.
Accountable for Guest(s): Working with the RA, the students within a unit should identify behaviors that they will find acceptable from guests and overnight guests in an effort to make having guests comfortable for everyone. These agreements will need to be in alignment with College policies and cannot infringe upon the rights of others. Roommates are expected to resolve problems created by their visitors and respect other roommates' right to privacy, quiet, and feelings of safety. If these rights are infringed upon, the guest(s) must leave, as the other roommates' rights take precedence.
In the event guests are unescorted by a host student, they will be asked to leave campus. All guests must have a valid form of photo ID while on campus. All guests/visitors to campus are subject to the laws, rules, and regulations governing behavior in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and at Central Penn College. Student and/or guests shall not engage in any criminal or illegal activity, or any activity creating a nuisance or disturbance, affecting other persons or violating College policies, including, but not limited to: loud parties, music, televisions, radio or other sound equipment, engaging in loud talk, or acting in any way that disturbs others. Any guest involved in activities deemed reckless, hazardous, criminal, disorderly, or threatening or activities that contradict the policies of the College shall be immediately evicted from the property. The host student agrees to cooperate in the peaceful eviction of such a guest. All actions of an invited guest are deemed to be the actions of the student, and the student may be held responsible up to and including being found in default of their lease agreement.
Residential units leased by the student are not intended as living accommodations for transients, nonstudents, nonresidential students, or for students not assigned to that residence. The College reserves the right to limit or suspend guest privileges as defined within the College's rules and regulations.
Read before registering a guest
Hosts must read and understand this information. Once you have read and understand the Central Penn guest policy, click here to fill out the registration form.