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Guest Policy

You are welcome to have guests in your room. As you prepare to host guests, please note the following:

  • Yeshiva University reserves the right to screen and restrict visitors in the interest of the safety and well-being of our students. Visitors or non-overnight guests, must sign in and out with the security guard on duty.
  • Under no circumstance is any student or visitor permitted in a residence hall room not assigned to him without invitation or authorization from the assigned occupants of that room or the Office of University Housing & Residence Life. Violation of this rule is grounds for dismissal from University Housing and/or other disciplinary or legal action.
  • Female visitors, including relatives, are only permitted in residence halls during the first day of Fall Orientation and the first day of Spring Orientation, to assist you in moving in. They are prohibited in all areas of University Housing at all other times. Female visitors are permitted in the student lounges on the main floors, the lobbies and Furman Dining Hall (cafeteria) in Rubin Hall. All areas, including lounges and lobbies are closed to female visitors at midnight.
  • You must be available to sign in your non-overnight visitor/guest when he arrives.
  • All individuals not currently residing in University Housing are to be signed in with the guard in the lobby and must present valid photo identification to University personnel upon request.  University faculty and staff are permitted on dormitory floors only if they have a direct responsibility to be there (i.e. housekeeping, maintenance, housing, etc.) or if they are signed in as a guest by a student in housing or accompanied by security.

Overnight Guests

A college-age man may stay overnight as your guest in University Housing under the following conditions:

  • You find a student who gives permission for your guest to use his bed; check with the roommate to make sure he is willing to have a guest.
  • You must complete a Guest Authorization Form and have it officially approved. Contact your floor RA for permission, at least one day before your guest arrives. Any RA may sign the guest form. Bring the form to the Department of Safety and Security, after your guest shows the Department of Safety and Security a photo ID, he will then receive a visitor's pass.
  • You are responsible for the behaviors and actions of your guest or visitor; he must comply with all of our regulations and halachic [Jewish law] standards.
  • Guests are permitted only for a short stay, no longer than 72 hours. Additionally, overnight guests are permitted no more than five nights in a four week span.
  • Guests may not be housed in lounges, study halls or unoccupied student rooms. Failure to obtain official authorization for a guest may result in disciplinary action.