Residence Life


Quiet Hours/Courtesy Hours/Exam Hours

Respect and courtesy for others are an essential part of living in a community. Residents should respect each other’s rights to an atmosphere conducive to studying and sleeping. The University expects residents to decrease the volume of any noise disturbing other residents when asked by either residents or staff. Fines or warnings may be issued.

Quiet Hours
In order to allow the residents time for study, sleep and prayer, quiet hours are posted in each hall. Residents and guests must abide by the quiet hours throughout the buildings, as well as in areas surrounding the residence halls. Campus quiet hours are as follows:

  • Sunday through Thursday, 11:00 p.m. – 9:00 a.m.
  • Friday and Saturday, 12:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.


Courtesy Hours
Residents are asked to comply with any request to decrease the volume of any noise at any time. The Residence Life staff may determine that an activity is not permitted.

Extended Quiet Hours
Extended quiet hours are to be observed from the last day of class through the last final exam in order to promote studying. The Residence Life Staff will post exceptions to this policy.

Visitors and Guests

A visitor (including residents of other halls and students who live off-campus) is defined as any non-resident of that hall who is visiting a resident of that hall. Visitors must be admitted to the hall by a resident of that hall. Visitors of the opposite sex must be escorted and announced (“Man/Woman in the Hall”) as they walk down the hall. Members of the opposite sex are not permitted to loiter in the halls of any building (including the corridors of Bonaventure, Vianney, Scotus and Padua Halls. All visitors of the opposite sex must be directly escorted to a common area. A parent or legal guardian must accompany children under the age of 12 at all times.

A guest is defined as any non-resident (of your resident hall) who is staying overnight. All guests must be registered with the Residence Life staff and are responsible for abiding by the same policies as the resident. Guest Housing Forms for guest housing can be obtained at the RA office of each residence hall. No children under the age of 12 will be allowed to be overnight guests in the residence halls. Guest visits may not exceed three days without approval of the Residence Director. Guests desiring to stay on campus more than three days will be re¬quired to register for guest housing, if available, and to pay the full guest room rate. No guests of the opposite sex are permitted to stay overnight in the residence halls. No overnight guests are permitted during Orientation weekends, exam weeks, and graduation.

Residents that have family members visiting outside of designated open hours may make arrangements with the Residence Life staff prior to their arrival. Residents are responsible for the actions of their guests and visitors. If a visitor or guest is in violation of University or residence hall policies, or federal, state or local laws, they may be asked to leave the facility immediately and their privileges may be revoked permanently. Host residents will be subject to disciplinary action based upon the action of their guests and visitors and may have further visitation/guest privileges limited. Guests and visitors must have photo identification while on campus and will be required to present it if asked by a University official.

Open Hours

The Open House Policy encourages healthy interaction between all the residents of our campus community. Contrary to a visitation policy which may encourage inappropriate intimacy and exclusivity, the open house philosophy encourages an atmosphere where all are welcome to move about and visit the hall. Open House Hours are Friday, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm, and Sunday, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. There are no Saturday Open House Hours. In the “spirit” of the policy, room doors must be open at all times. Residents may visit at other times in the designated com¬mon areas of each hall.

The hours for visiting with the opposite sex in residence hall lounges, common rooms and kitchens are as follows:

  • Main Lounges: Sunday – Thursday, 8:00 am - 1:00 am
  • Friday & Saturday, 8:00 am - 2:00 am
  • All Other Common Areas: Sunday – Thursday, 2:00 pm - 1:00 am Friday & Saturday, 12:00 pm - 2:00 am

Visiting outside of these specified hours, or inside a student room behind a closed door is considered a violation of the Student Code.

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