Residential Life Guest Policy

For the purpose of this policy:

  • A housing unit is defined as any room, suite, or apartment in which one or more assigned students reside. Neighborhoods A, B, C, D, E, and F are not considered a suite for the purpose of this definition.
  • The unit occupancy refers to the current number of residents who could be assigned to a housing unit. The unit occupancy for suites and apartments will be determined based on bedroom occupancy. Super singles and designated singles will be considered doubles for the purpose of this definition.
  • The unit capacity refers to the maximum number of residents and/or guests who can be present in a housing unit (bedroom and/or common spaces) at the same time.

General Guidelines

In general, guests are permitted in the Residential Halls. All guests are required to follow all University policies when accessing and staying on campus. Guests must be 18 years of age or older, unless accompanied by their parent or guardian or participating in an Admissions-sponsored event.

Residents are responsible for the actions of any guests in their housing unit and building, as well as the actions of guests who are not members of the University community anywhere on campus. As such, guests must remain with their host at all times. Guests must also register their vehicles with Public Safety (if they do not have a parking pass of their own), pay a $3 per night fee, and park in the designated lots. If a guest is displaying inappropriate behavior, the host will be held responsible for that behavior. Guests who are not current residential students (i.e. commuter students or individuals who are not a member of the University community) can be removed from the residential buildings at any time.

Residential Guest Guidelines

All guests are contingent on the prior approval of all residents assigned to that housing unit. The occupants of each housing unit may determine visitation hours. Each overnight guest can stay up to three (3) nights per month.

Housing Unit Capacity Guidelines

With overall safety in mind, there is a limit to the number of people allowed in each housing unit on campus. Unit capacity is two (2) times the unit occupancy.

Housing Unit Capacity

Housing Unit Designation Unit Occupancy Unit Capacity
Single-Occupancy Bedrooms 1 2
Super Single, Designated Single-Occupancy, and Double-Occupancy Bedrooms 2 4


The Residential Life Guest Policy will be posted on the University of Hartford website. Any changes to this policy via University email is considered each student’s ‘notification’ of this policy.