Residential students are welcome to invite guests and visitors into their rooms. To ensure the safety of community members and property, students must comply with the following policy pertaining to visitors and guests.


Residential Student 

A residential student is a Quinnipiac University student who is currently assigned to live in university-owned or leased housing.  

Non-Residential Student  

non-residential student is any Quinnipiac University student who is not currently assigned to live in university-owned or leased housing. 


A visitor is defined as any non-residential (off-campus, commuter) Quinnipiac University student or any non-Quinnipiac person (friend, family member) who visits a residential student. Overnight visitors must be registered, must carry their university visitor pass and state-issued photo identification at all times, and must remain with their residential student host at all times while on Quinnipiac property. Visitors who are in any university-owned or leased housing at any point between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. are considered overnight visitors.


A guest is defined as another Quinnipiac University residential student who is present in, but not an assigned resident of, a particular living unit, room, suite or building 

Visitor Registration, Limits and Requirements

Visitors must be registered through the Quinnipiac University Visitor Pass System prior to arrival. Students may register and host one overnight visitor at a time. First-year students may register visitors beginning the third week of classes of the fall semester. Overnight visitors must be 18 years old, unless participating on a visit sponsored by the university. 

Visitors who do not have the required visitor pass may be required to leave campus immediately. Students who host unregistered visitors are in violation of this policy. Non-residential students may not register visitors for residential housing.  

During the period of final exams, no visitors are permitted beginning at 6 p.m. on the Friday before final exams.

Visitor Passes and Identification

Visitors must have their visitor pass and state-issued photo identification on their person at all timesVisitors must be with their host at all times while on Quinnipiac University property. 

Visitor Behavior

Students hosting visitors must accompany them and are responsible for their behavior at all times. Any behavior that may constitute a violation of the Student Code of Conduct will be addressed accordingly. Visitors who cause a disruption and/or violate any university policy may be permanently banned from university property and subject to arrest for trespassing should they return. 

Occupancy Stay Limitations

The maximum number of people permitted to occupy any individual room, suite or apartment at any one time may not exceed twice the number of residents assigned to that living unit at any one time, plus one additional person. 

Overnight Visitors

Overnight visitors must have the approval of all residents assigned to the same living unit (room and/or suite/apartment/house). All residential students and their visitors must adhere to the Code of Conduct. 

A residential student cannot host an overnight visitor for more than two consecutive nights. Residential students are permitted 10 total visitation nights per semester for overnight visitors. Visitors cannot be registered with consecutive different hosts as a means of extending their stay in the residence halls. Any individual visitor may not spend more than 10 total nights in university-owned or leased housing per semester. Visitors found to be in violation of this policy may be removed immediately and may be permanently banned from the residence halls and/or university property. 

Overnight Guests 

Overnight guests must have the approval of all residents assigned to the same living unit (room and/or suite/apartment/house). All residential students and their guests must adhere to the Code of Conduct. 

Residential students who host an overnight guest for more than two consecutive nights and/or more than 10 total visitation nights per semester may be addressed by the Office of Residential Life. 

Visitor Parking

Visitors must park in lots designated by the Department of Public Safety as open to visitors. Any visitor who fails to comply with Public Safety may have their vehicle towed. 

Sanctions for Noncompliance

Students who violate this policy will be assessed a $100 fine and additional Student Conduct sanctions as appropriate.