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B. Overnight Visitation Prior to the guest’s arrival. The host must notify and get signed approval from his or her roommates to have a guest stay in the suite/ apartment overnight prior to the guest’s arrival. • Failure to gain ALL roommates’ signed approval prior to registering a guest will result in the guest being asked to leave and referral of the host for disciplinary action. In addition, a resident’s visitation privileges may be suspended. • Guest may not exceed 48 hours consecutively staying overnight on campus. Also, guest may not stay more than two nights by changing hosts. • Non-Resident Guests are prohibited from overnight visitation during the first and last two weeks of each semester in the Tree Houses. Guest may stay no longer than 2 consecutive nights. Also, guests may not stay more than 2 nights by changing hosts. C. Restrictions 1. The hosting resident will be responsible for the conduct of his/her guest(s) at all times and must be present with the guest(s) at all times. Guests and hosts alike are responsible for knowing and abiding by all regulations and either or both may be subject to disciplinary action for violations. 2. Each suite/apartment should determine accept-able or unacceptable visitation privileges in their roommate agreement at the beginning of each semester. 3. Cohabitation is strictly prohibited within all three residential areas. This includes, but is not limited to a guest keeping clothing and other personal belongings in the room. Residents found in violation of cohabitation may be subject to removal from on campus housing. 4. Guests under the age of 16 are not permitted in the residential community without written permis-sion of the Assistant Director for that particular are or without a parent/guardian present. No one under the age of 16 is allowed to stay overnight in the residence hall. Request must be received in writing 72 hours prior to the desired visitation dates. No baby sitting is allowed in the residence halls. Residents who are parents and have their children visiting the residence hall will need prior approval from their roommate and a Assistant Director of their community. a. Guests who are of the ages of 16-18 must: Have a parent or guardian to accompany them in the residence hall environment. This individual will provide their identification to represent themselves and this individual. The guest limit of 2 guests per person with a total of guests per suite is still in effect: Complete the “Underage Guest Form” which id found at the Housing and Residential Life office as well as each front desk. 5. Additional regulations may be implemented and residents will be advised of additions or changes. 6. Visitation privileges in no way alter other residence hall regulations, including quiet hours. 7. This policy is not intended for the safety and security of any residents, but is designed to address the privacy of roommates. 8. If the guest is above the age of 16 and does NOT have a valid form of ID, they are not allowed in the residential area. Parking All residents must register their vehicle with University Police and obtain a parking decal to be placed on their vehicle. Students are prohibited from having two kinds of parking decals at one time (i.e. commuter and residential decals). Vehicles not properly registered will be subject to booting at the expense of owner. Under no circumstances may a resident park or drive on the grass, park at building entrances or block traffic. Improper parking will result in a fine and possible towing of the vehicle. Automobiles, motorcycles, boats, trailers, etc. may not be stored on university property. Motorcycles must be registered with University Police and are subject to the same parking restrictions as any other vehicle. Parking Gates Parking gates are for the protection of all residents. Anyone tampering with or allowing a non-resident to bypass this security measures is putting everyone at risk. Anyone found doing so could face removal from housing and further disciplinary sanctions. Temporary Parking Permits: Temporary parking passes can be obtained through University Police. Enforcement of parking policies and permits are the responsibility of Public Safety. Students who are driving a vehicle that is different than the one they registered must have a temporary parking pass in order to avoid tickets. Guest passes, good for overnight, can be arranged through the Housing & Residential Life office. Guests must park in designated guest parking. Rules/Regulations As a USC Upstate residential student you are expected to familiarize yourself with the HRL Rules/ Regulations that are found in the Student Handbook 1‘6166 - ‘17 Student Handbook 162


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