Turnstile Access for Current Resident of NYU Housing
Most residence halls have turnstiles located at the entry of the building near the Public Safety station. These turnstiles allow students that currently reside in NYU Housing to visit another residence hall by swiping their University ID upon entry and exit. While the turnstile provides a convenient means for allowing access, visitors are still expected to respect the time and frequency limitations as established below for non-residents. Failure to respect the policy may result in restriction of a resident's privilege to use turnstile access.
For guests that do not reside in University Housing, and for those buildings awaiting turnstile installation, the following procedures are in place.
A resident is permitted to have a short-term guest (one whose stay is for a few hours, but not overnight) at any time, provided that there is no interference with the rights of a roommate. The following procedures and conditions must be met:
- A resident may sign-in no more than four (4) short term guests at the same time unless prior permission is obtained from the residence hall office.
- The host is responsible for the actions of his/her guest(s) in the residence halls at all times. The definition of a host shall not be limited solely to the individual who signed the guest in, but may also include other residents who the guest has come to visit, or those individuals accompanying the guest at the time of any violation.
- Guests must abide by all University and Residential Education policies, procedures and regulations.
- Guests must present a valid acceptable form of photo ID in order to be signed in to a residence hall. The photo ID will be held at the Public Safety Desk for the duration of the visit. Acceptable forms of photo ID are: drivers license, student ID (NYU or other school), or company or government ID. Forms of identification that are not acceptable include: passport (original or copy), bankcards, telephone and credit cards. Students are expected to inform guests in advanced that a valid photo ID will be required to enter the building.
- Resident hosts are required to meet their guests in the lobby of the residence hall and properly sign them into the building. At the end of a visit, that same host must escort his/her guests to the lobby and sign them out in the guest register. Proof of identification will be returned at this time.
- There may be certain times of the year, such as semester breaks or exam periods, when visitation policies may be restricted or modified. Students will be notified in advance when these changes occur.
- Exceptions to these policies must be approved by the Residence Hall office.
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:
- Generally, an overnight visit is defined as a stay of seven hours or more, which includes any of the hours between 11:00 pm and 8:00 am. However, other visits not meeting these exact criteria may also be considered overnight, and may be left to the discretion of the Community Development Educator.
- A resident may not have more than three (3) overnight guests at one time.
- A resident may not have an overnight guest for more than three (3) consecutive nights.
- A resident may host overnight guests no more than six (6) nights per calendar month, whether with the same or different guests.
- Guests may not stay overnight in the residence hall system for more than six (6) nights per calendar month, whether with the same or different hosts.
- The privilege of hosting overnight guests is extended with the understanding that roommates will communicate and agree on the time, date, frequency, and duration of each other’s visitors. Residents are expected to be courteous to one another, show willingness to make compromises, and act in good faith when sharing a living space. The residential life staff may restrict or prohibit overnight guests in a particular room if the roommates cannot come to a reasonable agreement about visitation.
- Exceptions to these procedures must be approved by the residence hall office.
In order to make it easier for visitors to enter and leave the residence halls, especially during overnight or longer-term stays, resident hosts should obtain guest passes. These are available from the residence hall office. A guest pass combined with an appropriate form of ID allows a visitor to enter and exit the hall without being accompanied by his/her resident host.
- Requests for Guest Passes must be made Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm 48 hours in advance of anticipated use.
- The host must meet his/her guest in the lobby upon their initial arrival to the residence hall.
- Upon entering the building, guests with passes must present both the pass and appropriate ID, but need not sign-in or leave any identification with the building Security Officer.
- No more than three guest passes will be issued at one time to a resident.
- A guest pass will be issued for no more than three (3) consecutive days.
The issuance of Guest Passes may be suspended at certain times, such as final examination periods, winter break, spring break, or other periods as deemed necessary.