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Tree Houses: • Magnolia House • Palmetto House 1. Visitation is from 9 a.m. – 12 midnight each days on Mondays-Thursdays. Overnight visitation of the same gender is on the weekends from 9 a.m. Fridays - 12 midnight Sundays. 2. At the conclusion of the fall semester, each floor may vote to adjust the visitation plan if the majority of students favor such a change. C. Plan C (option during spring semester) Visitation will be from 9 am – 12 midnight each day on Monday-Thursdays; and overnight visitation on the weekends is from 9 am on Fridays until 12 midnight on Sundays. Guests who are not registered to stay overnight must leave by 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. D. Plan D (fall & spring) The Villas visitation in the apartments is 24 hours/7 days a week providing that all roommates have expressed permission. II. Procedures for Visitors and Overnight Guests A. Signing In Guests A guest is defined as any person who is visiting another person that does not live in their place of assignment or residence (includes off campus students as well as on campus residents visiting another building). All guests must be signed in by the resident s/he is visiting at the front desk of the building s/he is visiting. 1. Staff members are available to assist residents in signing in their guests. 2. Tree Houses: Within the approved visitation hours, guests must be signed in at the entrance of each residence hall desk. • Each guest and host must present a picture ID to the staff member working at the main entrance. • All guest Must have a photo ID. • The staff member at the desk will enter the name of the guest in the sign-in log and will retain the ID. • The guest ID will be returned when the host and guest sign out at the desk. • A resident may register no more than two guests at a time. • Hosts must escort guests at all times • Each suite will be allowed to have a maximum of four guests at one time. 3. The Villas: All guests must have expressed permis-sion (by all roomates) to be present in a residents apartment. No offical paperwork is expected to be completed for day guests; overnight guests should complete overnight guest forms in Housing office (see B). 165 they will be given access to their room. Students are allowed three lockouts before being charged $25/ lockout for every lockout after the 3 free lockouts. Lost keys will result in a $75 lock change (the lock is changed for security purposes). A lost key card results in a $25 replacement charge from HRL. Keys/cards are not to be loaned to other students, especially to those individuals who are not residents. Palmetto/Magnolia House residents are reminded that this includes, but is not limited to, letting someone use their I.D. card to gain access to a building, floor, and suite. Those who loan their keys or cards will face disciplinary action. All residents are reminded not to bend, make holes in or mutilate their ID cards in any way. If their card ceases to work due to such damage the student will be expected to pay a $25 replacement card fee at the Public Safety and Parking Department. HRL will work with Disability Services to provide reasonable accommodations to students who require specific housing accommodations. HRL meets requests through recommendations provided by Disability Services. Visitation Hours and Overnight Guests I. Policy Visitation is defined as those times during which residents may have guests in their rooms, suites, or apartments, or in the public areas of residential floors. Specific visitation plans outline the maximum hours during which guests may visit. Within these plans, the shared concerns and wishes of roommates are of paramount importance and determine what visitation privileges are acceptable or unacceptable within a specific room. Visitation is a privilege that is subordinate to a resident’s right of privacy within her or his room. Residents may not exercise their visita-tion privileges if doing so interferes with the rights of the roommate or of other residents. Visitation is a privilege. USC Upstate’s residence halls and apartments differenti-ate in their visitation hour plans. Each of the plans outlined below show when visitation is allowed in the residence halls and apartments under that plan. A. Plan A (optional in spring & fall semester) Visitation is restricted 24 hours/day, seven days/ week. Residents request this option. B. Plan B (mandatory each fall and spring) 161 ‘16 - ‘17 Student Handbook


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