A guest is defined as anyone who does not reside at NYU Washington, DC.
A resident is permitted to have no more than four (4) short-term guests between the hours of 9:00am and 11:00pm on weeknights (Sunday-Thursday) and 9:00am and 1:00am on weekends (Friday and Saturday), provided that there is no interference with the rights of a roommate or suitemate. Hosts must sign their guests in and out at the Security Office in the lobby. Guests must leave valid state or university-issued photo IDs at the security desk during their stays. Hosts will be responsible for ensuring their guests comply with the rules of the residence and will ultimately be responsible for their guest’s actions while signed in at NYU Washington, DC. No short-term guest will be able to enter NYU Washington, DC or receive their ID upon exiting without the presence of their host.
Residents may allow guests to stay overnight in their rooms. However, to preserve roommates’ rights and community standards in the residence halls, the number of overnight guests and the frequency of overnight visits are limited. Overnight guests are subject to the same procedures and conditions for short-term guests as outlined above. In addition, the following procedures and conditions apply to overnight guests:
In order to make it easier for overnight visitors to access the center, residents should request and complete a Guest Pass. Residents can pick up Guest Passes from the Residential Life Coordinator’s office on the 2nd floor or the Resource Room during their hours of operation. The completed Guest Pass must be turned in at least 24 hours prior to the arrival of your guest(s) to the Residential Life Coordinator’s Office to be considered for approval. When signing the guest in, hosts will present approved Guest Passes to the Security Officers on duty. The Security Officers on duty will keep one piece of the Guest Pass and give the other piece to the guest. This will allow the guest to keep their ID and enter or exit the building without their host. The other Overnight Guest policies still apply.
Smoking is prohibited in all areas of all NYU Washington, DC. Smoking may not occur within 25 feet of any building entrance, covered walkway or ventilation system. Pipes, bongs, hookahs, e-cigarettes, and other smoking devices are not permitted in the residence halls.
Students who are of legal drinking age may only possess and consume alcohol if they can do so responsibly and within limits in accordance with the following:
Students who are not of legal drinking age may not possess, consume, or be in the presence of alcohol in any NYU Washington, DC owned, rented, or controlled property. The only exception to this is that students who are not of legal drinking age may be in the presence of alcohol if it's at an NYU Washington, DC public event where there is a catered reception and alcohol is present.
Illegal or Controlled Substance Policy – Marijuana
Marijuana is an illegal substance in Washington, DC and is prohibited in NYU Washington, DC owned, rented, or controlled property. Any resident who is found to be in possession of, in the presence of, or using marijuana will face disciplinary action and possible criminal charges. Water pipes, bongs, hookahs, and other paraphernalia commonly associated with drug use also are prohibited in the residence halls.
Other Controlled Substances Policy
The possession or use of narcotics and/or other controlled substances without a valid prescription, or misuse of prescribed medication, in NYU Washington, DC rented, owned, or controlled property is prohibited. Residents are expected to obey Federal and State Laws regarding the use, possession, sale and distribution of controlled substances.
Residents will receive residence hall specific information about fire safety and evacuation procedures at the beginning of each semester. It is extremely important that residents familiarize themselves and their guests with all applicable fire safety procedures in their assigned building. Residents who fail to comply fully with applicable fire safety procedures, such as those who fail to abide by building emergency evacuation procedures or who otherwise violate rules and regulations related to fire safety, will be subject to student conduct action. All NYU owned or leased buildings are equipped with fire alarms that are tested regularly.
In general, residents are expected to maintain adequate standards of cleanliness to avoid fire hazards, and must not obstruct sidewalks, entrances, passages, heating/air conditioning vents, fire escapes, elevators, lobbies, stairways, corridors or halls with personal property. Additionally, residents should never tamper with, cover, or disable smoke detectors.
The following items are prohibited in the residence halls for fire safety purposes:
Residents are expected to keep sound to reasonable levels and to comply with requests to reduce sound levels that are intrusive. The use of amplifiers or P.A. systems in the residence halls is prohibited. Pianos are not permitted in residence hall rooms. Musical instruments may be played only in designated practice areas. Such space may not be available in all residence halls. Residents must observe 24-hour quiet hours during University designated examination periods. The residential life staff may specify other quiet hour periods.
Sunday – Thursday: 11pm – 9am
Friday and Saturday: 1am – 9am
No live animals of any kind or allowed in NYU Washington, DC for any period of time unless they are registered with the Moses Center for Students with Disabilities.
Staff members reserve the right to enter residential rooms for reasons including, but not limited to:
For non-immediate needs, students will receive advanced notice.
This standard applies to all students who are enrolled in a course of study at a New York University site other than their home campus/institution.
Students who enroll in a program at a NYU global location assume the duties of citizenry and undertake an obligation to respect the culture, customs and laws of the host nation. This Study Away Standard affirms the expectation that students will be good citizens of their host communities as well as their NYU communities when they study away from their home campuses. Accordingly, students who engage in any of the following behaviors will be considered in violation of this standard:
• Behavior that represents a serious affront to the culture, laws, or customs of the host community and/or compromises the University’s interest or relationship with the host community;
• Behavior involving the misuse or abuse of alcohol or drugs in violation of University policy and/or local law;
• Behavior which is disruptive to the well-being of members of the University community, including, but not limited to, threatening or causing injury to the health or safety of one’s self or others.
Failure to adhere to this Standard, as well as violations of any other applicable University policies or guidelines regarding student conduct, will be sufficient cause for disciplinary action.
Violations of the Study Away Standard may lead to penalties ranging from formal warning and community service to dismissal from the site and the University. In each case the appropriate intervention will depend upon a number of factors, including the nature and seriousness of the offense in light of University policy as well as the laws and culture of the local community; the impact of the behavior upon the campus and local community; the motivation underlying the offense; the behavioral record of the student(s) involved; and other mitigating and/or aggravating factors.
Because the size of the site community and the availability of resources and staffing to address student conduct issues varies, the response to student misconduct occurring at a site necessarily will vary in order to effectively safeguard the interests of the site community. For this reason, students charged with misconduct at a site may be required to return to their home campuses for the resolution of student disciplinary proceedings.
Visit the University Policies and Guidelines and University Student Conduct Policies webpages for information about university-wide policies such as academic integrity, FERPA, non-discrimination, bias, copyrighted materials, service animals, and more.
The following policies and procedures are those by which alleged violations of University student conduct policies that arise at one of the New York University Study Away sites will be reviewed and resolved. NOTE: These procedures do not apply in matters of complaints of alleged sexual misconduct.