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Guests and Visitors

2021/22 Modified Guest Policy

The Department of Residence is committed to the safety of all residents. In order to provide a safe residence experience for everyone, we are continuing to adapt our operational procedures in accordance with the guidelines set by public health authorities. Please note that these measures will change as public health recommendations evolve.

  • Students are permitted to host one guest at a time in their assigned living space, provided the guest is a resident in a building operated by Laurier's Department of Residence and that both parties are adhering to current Public Health guidelines (i.e. wearing a mask, capacity limits).
  • External guests to a building are not permitted. This includes students from other residence buildings and/or non-residence students. University staff are exempt and are required to adhere to strict screening processes and could include custodial, food services, residence, and support staff for students with documented accessibility needs.
  • Residents are responsible for the behaviour of their guest at all times. Therefore, guests must be accompanied at all times by their host. If a guest violates a policy, the host may be held responsible as though the host violated that policy. Residents are also responsible for any violations of the Residence Code of Conduct that takes place in their assigned living space, whether or not they are present.

Guest Policy

Note: For the 2021/22 academic year, our usual guest policy is not applicable. The information below is for reference purposes only.

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:

  • 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. All overnight guests, to a maximum of one, must be signed in with the Don according to the sign in procedures of that particular building.
  • 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) and shall be subjected to disciplinary sanctions should violations occur.
  • If damage occurs and the guest(s) of a resident is involved, the resident will be held liable for financial restitution.
  • 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 the person who signed them into the building.
  • 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.
  • Each resident may sign in a maximum of one guest.
  • Guests may be prohibited from residence and guest privileges of a resident suspended or revoked.

Orientation Week and Exam Policy

During Orientation Week, both fall and winter exam periods, as well as both fall and winter reading breaks, 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: 

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

Specific details regarding guest restriction will be communicated to residents.