Visitation (Public Lounges, Hours, Individual Room Visitation, Guests, Residents' Responsibility for Guest Conduct)
Visitation in Public Lounges
Public lounges such as Barclay, Myers, DeVol, Heritage, Blossom and Haviland lounges are open from 8 a.m. to 12 midnight. Bennett Lounge is open 24 hours. Students are encouraged to use all lounges for relaxing, socializing, entertaining visitors, study, or hall programs. Public displays of affection, disruptive behavior, and sleeping in the lounges are not in good taste and should be avoided.
All Residence Halls:
Monday: 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Wednesday: 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday: 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday: 12 noon - 12 midnight
Sunday: 12 noon - 11 p.m.
Individual Room Visitation
Visitation provides students the opportunity for informal interaction and interpersonal growth within the context of the residence hall atmosphere. As always, but particularly during visitation hours, it is expected that students will conduct themselves with discretion and respect the rights of others. Students must be careful to maintain a Biblical standard of morality and be sensitive to community standards of good taste and decency. In addition, each resident is to honor and respect his/her roommate's desires pertaining to individual rooms and the issue of visitors in the rooms. In other words, seek permission, make sure roommates know about anticipated guest(s) and have had an opportunity to express his/her agreement or disagreement.
While entertaining guests of the opposite gender in your room, all doors to rooms (including interior and exterior room/suite doors in DeVol Hall) must be open at least half-way (45 degree angle) in such a way that persons in the room can see out into the hallway. Additionally, lights must be left on while entertaining guests.
Students violating the room visitation policy may have their visitation privileges revoked for a specific amount of time. Students who have multiple violations of this policy, or who violate more than one of the requirements for visitation listed above, or are significantly late leaving the residence hall, will face more significant disciplinary sanctions. These include, but are not limited to, disciplinary probation, a monetary fine, community service, or a temporary suspension from Malone University.
Guests (which include family members) are the responsibility of the respective student being visited. All University and campus policies and regulations apply to guests as they do to students. Exceptions may be made for parents with the permission of the Resident Director. Students may have a guest (of the same gender) stay overnight in their room, after seeking permission from his/her roommate(s) and the Resident Director. Guests may stay a maximum of three consecutive nights on campus and may do so no more than twice each month. Permission is sought either before or upon arrival by submitting a “Visitor Registration” form which may be obtained from your Resident Adviser or Resident Director.
Resident's Responsibility for Conduct of Guests
Residents are responsible for monitoring the conduct of invited or uninvited guests in their room. Residents of a room will be held responsible for the inappropriate actions of others unless those directly responsible for violations of campus policy or damages can be identified. Students leaving their room for any period of time should make sure (by locking their door) that others do not have access to their room without their permission.