Marywood University Policy & Procedure Information


Opposite Gender Visitation for Residents

Policy Statement

Twenty-four hour visitation is permitted in common areas of all residence facilities. Opposite gender guests are permitted to visit residents in their personal rooms from 12:00 noon to 1:00 a.m. on Sunday through Thursday, and from 12:00 noon to 2:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Residents of facilities designated as "specialty housing" are privileged to participate in a self-determined policy for opposite gender visitation for personal rooms.

Specific rules govern opposite gender visitation for specialty housing:

  1. Residents must meet the standards required by the Office of Housing and Residence Life to reside in specialty housing.
  2. At the beginning of every semester, a plurality of votes of all residents of each specialty housing facility will determine whether to adopt the opposite gender visitation privilege for the facility during the semester.
  3. If a plurality of residents adopts the privilege for the facility, all residents who wish to designate their personal room(s)/suite(s) as a self-directed opposite gender visitation environment must read and sign a "roommate contract."
  4. A resident may nullify the self-directed visitation privileges within his/her personal room after consultation with the Housing and Residence Life staff.


Specialty housing includes Emmanuel Hall, Immaculata Hall, McCarty Hall, and Woodland Apartments.

A roommate contract is an agreement between roommates that permits whatever schedule of visitation hours they select within their personal room(s)


Procedures to assure adherence to this policy are the responsibility of the Director of Housing and Residence Life.

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10/21/00 - Approved by the Board of Trustees