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Guests and Visitors

Guest Policy

Note: For the 2023-2024 academic year, given the evolving situation related to COVID-19, the Department of Residence reserves the right to adjust the Guest Policy as needed based on guidance from Public Health and/or the Institution.

Residents have the privilege of hosting guests at their Laurier residence. Non-residents of any given room and/or apartment are considered guests. Non-residents are prohibited from residing in residence, except on an occasional basis, provided the following conditions are met:

  • Residence students are permitted to host one guest at a time in their assigned living space and/or assigned residence building.
  • Residents must inform their guest(s) of building policy and guest policy.
  • Overnight visitation by a guest shall not exceed three consecutive nights or nine nights per semester.
  • Residents must have the consent of their roommates prior to inviting a guest to their room.
  • Use of public areas, such as common lounges, for guests to stay/sleep is prohibited.
  • Residents will be held responsible for the behaviour and conduct of their guest(s).
  • If damage occurs and the guest(s) of a resident is involved, the resident may be responsible for restitution costs.
  • Guests who violate residence policies or whose conduct is deemed to be unacceptable will be required to vacate the residence immediately and will not be permitted re-entry.
  • Guests must be accompanied at all times by their host.
  • When requested, guests must identify themselves correctly to Residence Life staff, Special Constable Services, etc. Guests who fail to do so will be required to vacate the residence immediately.
  • Guests may be prohibited from residence and guest privileges of a resident may be suspended or revoked.

Exam Policy

During both fall and winter exam periods, no overnight guests will be permitted in residence. This includes guests from other residence buildings.

Special Weekends

There are several special weekends throughout the year where a guest restriction is in place for the added safety and comfort of students in residence. 

No guests will be permitted in residence at any time during these special weekends. This includes students who live in other residence buildings on campus. 

These policies will be in effect leading up to, and during the days of the special event. These weekends include, but are not limited to, the following weekends: 

  • Orientation Week (September)
  • Homecoming (September)
  • Halloween (October)
  • St. Patrick's Day (March)

Specific details regarding guest restriction will be communicated to residents.