Summer 2022

Ongoing Evaluation of the Residential Guest Policy

With consideration to the health and safety of our community members, the guest policy will continue to be implemented in stages. We recognize that guests are an integral aspect of the residential life experience and so we will continue to evaluate the progress of each stage to ensure it is safe to move to the next. Our ability to progress to the next stage or need to revert to a stage, will rely heavily on the public health landscape as well as all residents following all COVID-19 related policies. More detailed information on each stage will be published here but generally, the stages will be as follows:

  • In stage 1, no guests will be permitted in rooms. Meaning no outside guests will be permitted in the residence halls, and no students, including those living in the same building, are permitted to visit your suite or room.
  • In stage 2, same hall guests (see definition below) will be permitted under these conditions: (1) guest access is limited to same hall residential student guests who are in compliance with vaccination and testing policies, (2) There is a limit of one (1) guest per bed space, not to exceed more than four (4) total guests in a room/suite at any one time, regardless of the number of occupants assigned to the room/suite. Non-residents such as commuters, residents residing in other halls, and non-NYU guests will not be permitted.
  • In stage 3a, other hall guests (see definition below) will be permitted under these conditions: (1) guest access is limited to same hall or other hall residential student guests who are in compliance with vaccination and testing policies, (2) There is a limit of one (1) guest per bed space, not to exceed more than four (4) total guests in a room/suite at any one time, regardless of the number of occupants assigned to the room/suite. Non-residents such as commuters and non-NYU guests will not be permitted.
  • In stage 3b, all aspects of stage 3a apply, however, NYU students who are not residential students will be permitted provided the non-resident NYU student guest presents their valid NYU ID and a passing daily screener result (“green screen”) to the campus safety officer in the residence hall lobby in order to enter the building. In addition, the resident student host must meet their guest in the lobby and present their valid NYU ID in order to register the visitor.  The guest must be escorted by their host at all times.
  • In stage 4, non-NYU guests (see definitions below) will be permitted under certain conditions (TBA). 

The privilege to have guests in a residence hall, room, or suite is based upon the precept of mutual respect and balance; one resident’s right to have guests does not supersede another’s right to reasonable privacy. In particular, it is expected that students who share a living unit will be courteous to one another, communicate, show willingness to make compromises, and act in good faith in the matter of guests. The presence of a guest in a residence hall, a room, or a suite must not compromise the personal or academic well-being of room/suitemates or other building residents. Additionally, residents are responsible for the behavior of their guest(s) at all times.

STATUS as of February 7, 2022: Stage 3b
Permitted Types of Guests and Access:

  • Same Hall Student Guest: Guests who are New York University students and reside in the same residence hall as the person they are visiting may proceed directly to the room/suite of the resident host provided their visit to that room/suite is in accordance with the conditions set forth in this policy statement.
  • Other Hall Student Guest: Guests who are New York University students who reside in another University residence hall may be eligible to enter a residence hall other than their own visiting by presenting their NYU ID card with valid building sticker along with a completed green screen Daily Screener at the Campus Safety Desk. Guests will be signed in by the Campus Safety Officer but will not have to surrender their ID, and do not need to be escorted by a host. Guests may proceed directly to the space they are visiting provided their visit to that space is in accordance with the conditions set forth in this policy statement. Furthermore, should a resident's presence in another residence hall create a disturbance or disruption to the community of that residence hall, that individual may be asked to leave by a staff member. Failure to comply with this policy can lead to student conduct action.
  • Non-hall student guests: Guests who are New York University students who do not reside in on-campus housing may be eligible to enter a residence hall by presenting their NYU ID card along with a completed green screen Daily Screener at the Campus Safety Desk. Guests will be signed in by the Campus Safety Officer but will not have to surrender their ID, but do need to be escorted by a host. Should a guest's presence in the residence hall create a disturbance or disruption to the community of that residence hall, that individual may be asked to leave by a staff member. Failure to comply with this policy can lead to student conduct action.

Not permitted Types of Guests and Access:
Non-NYU guests are not currently permitted. Updates will be provided as this policy is reevaluated based on University public health guidelines.

Visitation:
A resident is permitted to have one (1) guest per bed space, not to exceed more than four (4) total guests in a room/suite at any one time, regardless of the number of occupants assigned to the room/suite. All guests must have followed the appropriate access procedures as set forth above in this document.

Summer Residents:
For Summer 2022, non-NYU students who are long-term summer residents (defined as having an NYU identification number) follow the same policies and procedures as those that apply to on-campus residents who are NYU students. This does not apply to high school programs and other groups that may limit guest policies for their program participants.