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Every community has certain guidelines, regulations and traditions that all members of the community are expected to abide by and uphold.

By accepting admission to Colorado Mesa University, each student agrees to live by the standards of this community, found in the Maverick Guide and within the community guidelines for on-campus students.


Visitation and Guest Policy

Residence Life’s policies and procedures related to guests and visitors exist to allow residents to have guests in a manner that does not infringe upon the comfort and rights of other residents and to maintain safety and security in the residence halls.


  • A resident is defined as a Colorado Mesa University student entering and exiting a residence hall in which this student
  • A guest is defined as any Colorado Mesa University student visiting a residential area that is not their own and/or a non- Colorado Mesa University person visiting a residential
  • A host or hostess is defined as a resident who assumes responsibility for a guest(s) into his or her room or residence hall in order for that guest(s) to gain entry into the residential
  • Do not give your MavCard to someone else to use 

Responsibility for Guest(s)

As a host or hostess to guest(s), you are ultimately responsible for your guest(s) actions and it is also your responsibility to inform your guest(s) of any and all institution policies and procedures.

Visitors under the age of 18 and over the age of 25 must leave campus by 10:00 p.m. unless they have obtained special permission from the Hall Coordinator and the parent/guardian have given written permission. This will only occur for special occasions and on a limited basis.

All individuals who are not residents of the halls you are visiting are considered guest(s). Therefore, all guest(s) are to be escorted within the residence hall. To be escorted means that your guest(s) is within your line of sight. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Trips to the restroom in all of the residence halls presuming it is not located within your living unit (You may wait outside while your guest(s) uses the restroom); Entering and exiting the building; trips to the vending machine; walking from one room to another; any other time your guest(s) Is present within your residence hall/apartment

Overnight Guest(s)

Guest(s) may stay overnight in a resident’s room so long as it does not violate the Visitation Policy. Permission from all residents of the room, suite or apartment is required.

Residence Life allows guest(s) to stay in your room/apartment for a period not to exceed two consecutive nights per month and that no more than two guest(s) are allowed to stay overnight in your room/apartment at a time. It is your responsibility to inform your guest(s) that they are not allowed to sleep in the common areas or lounges.

Overnight guests must be between the ages of 18-25 years old. Any resident wanting to host a guest under the age of 18 must obtain permission from the Hall Coordinator. The minor must have written parental or guardian consent to stay on campus and be willing to have the Hall Coordinator call for verification.

Residence Life reserves the right to escort visitors out of halls whom they reasonably deem a threat to the safety of the residents.