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G. Guest Policies and Unauthorized Entry

Guests are defined as family members, friends, or other persons related to or affiliated in any way with the resident.

7.1 Visitation Hours
Residents and their guests are required to conform to visitation guidelines and policies established in the location where they live or are visiting. M Housing reserves the right to withdraw guest privileges at any time for any reason. Residents are fully responsible at all times for the conduct/actions of guests or visitors.

For undergraduate residences (including the residence halls and Northwood undergraduate spaces) overnight guests are allowed only with the consent of other roommates, and are restricted to a maximum three (3) day stay at any one time and no more than a total of six (6) nights of overnight stays per month. Overnight guests are not permitted, regardless of roommate consent, during orientation week, final exam periods, or the weekend preceding final exams. Exceptions must be approved with building professional staff members.

For Northwood I, II, IV and V you may have guests up to four (4) weeks during a six (6) month period if you are living in a non-shared apartment. Guests are defined as anyone who is not a household member (as defined by the Household member Policy). Guests may not stay beyond the four week period. The number of guests must not exceed occupancy limits of Apartment. Apartment is to be occupied only by you (and household members listed on Contract) and not to be occupied by or loaned to any other person or resident. Guests with vehicles must purchase a Guest Parking Permit at the Community Center. You are fully responsible at all times for the conduct/actions of guests or visitors.

For Northwood I, II, IV and V and Munger Graduate Residences single graduate students in shared apartments may have an overnight guest(s) no more than a total of seven (7) overnight stays per month. It is expected that you discuss your preferences with respect to all guests in the Apartment with roommate(s). Apartment and room are to be occupied only by you and your roommate(s) and not to be occupied by or loaned to any other person or resident.

7.2 Guests and Behavior
Residents are responsible for the behavior of their guests and must inform them of M Housing policies. Residents are not permitted to host any individual who has an active trespass restriction prohibiting entry into M Housing owned or operated property.

7.3 Guests and Roommate Rights
It is expected that roommates discuss their preferences with respect to all visitation in the room/apartment. Visitation of one roommate should not infringe on the rights of other roommates. Resident rooms/apartments are to be occupied only by those assigned to the room/apartment by Housing and are not to be occupied by or loaned to other residents or non-residents. (For example, four residents cannot, even voluntarily, use one double room for a living room and another double room for sleeping.)
Note: Cots may be available for temporary guest use via checkout at the Community Center.

7.4 Escorting Guests
Guests must be escorted (e.g., to and from restrooms and lounges) by host residents while in the building between the hours of 9 pm and 8 am. Child visitation is permitted provided that guest policies are followed as outlined in 7.2 and 7.3 and that children, defined as under the age of 16, are not left unattended or unsupervised. Verification of parental/guardian permission of guests that are minors may be asked for. The escort policy hours may be subject to change based on the policy established by the building.

7.5 Guest Use of Restrooms and Community Spaces
Many buildings have at least one inclusive restroom for resident and guest use. Residential restroom/bathroom facilities use the labels women, men, and restroom. M Housing supports resident and guest use of the residential restroom/bathroom facilities in accordance with their gender identity. Guests are permitted to use lounges only while accompanied by their resident host.

7.6 Unauthorized Entry
Unauthorized entry into any Housing property, including restricted access areas of residence halls/apartments, is strictly prohibited. These areas include, but are not limited to, any place that is officially closed, restricted only to designated persons (including other resident rooms/apartments, and maintenance access points), or where the safety and welfare of residents could be endangered.

7.7 Occupancy of Resident Spaces
Resident Rooms/Apartments are to be occupied only by those assigned to the room/apartment by M Housing and are not to be occupied by or loaned to other residents or non-residents.

7.8 Improper Incentive to Change Assignment
No one may pressure a resident to make a swap, including making offers of monetary compensation or other incentives or rewards. M Housing will remove any mentions of such offers from the listings and residents who make such offers may have their contract terminated. In addition, swaps made to circumvent the waitlist process will be null and void.

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