Guest Policy

Individuals are considered a non-resident of any building that they are not officially assigned to live in. Non-residents are not permitted to access any housing facility unless a resident escorts them. Residents are considered the hosts of theirguests and, as such, must accompany their guests at all times while in UHS facilities. The exterior doors of all the residential halls are locked 24 hours a day. Visitors may contact a residence hall or apartment resident by calling from courtesy phones that are located near the front entrances of every hall or apartment building. Visitors are only permitted to enter a building with the escort of the host. Entrance by any other means is not permitted. Uninvited guests are not welcome in the residence halls. Permitting uninvited guests into these areas is in violation of UHS security policies.

Any problems created by a guest are the responsibility of the sponsoring resident. Residents are expected to inform their guests of all University Housing and San José State University policies, and will be held judicially and financially accountable for their guests’ actions.

Guests are expected to use the courtesy phones located at each building’s front entrance to call their host resident to gain entry into the facilities. In the Suites and Classics, all guests and residents must present acceptable photo identification and sign-in at the front desk during designated hours. All guests, regardless of their relationship to the resident (parents,siblings, etc.), must comply with this policy. Unescorted individuals found in UHS facilities will be escorted off UHS property and/or be cited by University Police for criminal trespass.

University Housing Services allows 24-hour visitation for guests, but does not permit cohabitation. Residents may have overnight guests stay in their room for up to three nights within a seven-night period and for up to 15 nights total per semester. Residents in violation of this policy may be subject to cost recovery and other fines in addition to disciplinary action. All roommates must be consulted and agree to guest visitation. Although any guest can be denied permission to stay by a roommate, roommates should consider allowing reasonable accommodation to guests in promotion of a harmonious living environment.

Residents who deny their roommates permission to have a guest should have specific reasons why the guest has been denied permission to visit.

Please review your Student Housing Agreement for the entire Guest/Visitation Policy