Any person who is not a current resident, University Housing staff member, University employee on official business in Housing, or a contractor performing contracted services for the University on Housing premises is considered a guest/visitor. The Roommate Agreement is an excellent place for roommates to write down the agreed-upon parameters for guests in their Housing assignment. All such parameters must also meet University Housing policy requirements.
Guests who are in violation of University Housing policies may be escorted off the property, issued a Criminal Trespass Warning (CTW), and/or be arrested. Below lists our official policies and procedures related to guests of University Housing.
Additional restrictions may apply during certain times of year when heightened security is necessary to protect the Georgia State University residents and residence halls. Examples of such events include citywide events or events that greatly affect University Housing and surrounding area and events which create crowd control concerns. All residents are expected to comply with temporary additional restrictions during these times.
- Residential students have access to all residential areas’ public spaces (e.g. lobby, lounges, learning centers, hallways). Student rooms are not public spaces.
- Residential students must present their Panther Identification Card with a University Housing Residency Sticker on it when entering their residence hall.
- If a Panther Identification Card is not presented the individual will be required to present government-issued photo ID which will be verified with the hall roster.
- If he/she is not a resident of the hall, and does not have a Panther ID to verify residency, the individual must checked in as a guest/visitor by a resident of the hall he/she is entering.
(Nonresidential Georgia State University student, Non-Georgia State University student, general public)
1. Residents must check-in all individuals who do not reside in University Housing
2. Each resident may check-in up to three guests at a time
3. Both the resident and the guest must present a government-issued photo ID upon check-in of the guest
4. The IDs will be kept at the check-in location until the guest is checked-out
5. Examples of Acceptable Forms of government-issued photo ID:
- Driver’s License
- State Issued Identification Card
- Military Identification
6. Upon being checked-in, a registered guest will receive a wristband to wear during his/her stay in University Housing.
Residents must accompany their guest(s) while checked-into the residential area. If a resident is not accompanying his/her guest while checked-into the residential area and a guest is found without his/her host, the resident/host will be found in violation of the University Housing Community Living Standards and referred to the Dean of Students Office. The guest will be asked to leave the residential area and will be issued a Criminal Trespass Warning (CTW), banning him/her from entering the residential area for a set period of time.
1. A guest must check-out each time he/she leaves the residential area
2. The resident must escort his/her guest to the designated check-out location
3. When the guest is being checked-out (with his/her host), the guest will turn in the wristband and receive back his/her government- issued photo ID
4. If the resident/host has multiple guests checked-in, the resident/host will not receive his/her government issued identification until the last guest has been checked-out
1. Residents can host a maximum of six (6) overnight stays total within a calendar month and no more than three (3) nights consecutively. Residents are considered a guest in spaces not assigned to them. As such, they are to abide by the same maximum of overnight stays. In addition, a guest is to be escorted by the host at all times.
2. A guest is permitted to stay six (6) nights total in University Housing in a calendar month no matter the host or location of the room, including the common area. 3. Any non-residential guest checked-in between 2:00 a.m.-7:00a.m. is considered an overnight guest. At the time of check-in the guest will be noted as an overnight guest.
4. When a resident exceeds their six (6) overnights in a calendar month, a resident can no longer check any guests in, regardless of time of day.
1. Any non-residential guest age 17 and under who wishes to stay overnight in the residence hall must receive permission from the RHD/AHD 48 hours in advance of the overnight stay by completing an Underage Guest Permission form. The link to this form can be found on the University Housing website
2. At this time, the RHD/AHD will approve and confirm with the parent/guardian for the underage guest to check into the facility. This form is to be presented by the resident/host to the Student Assistant at the check-in location when the underage individual checks-in.
Apartments have the following maximum guest occupancy capacities (these occupancy numbers include residents of the apartment). Coordinating guest visitation with roommates is the responsibility of each resident in the apartment/suite.
University Lofts/University Commons
- Studio apartments – 4 people
- 1 bedroom apartments – 6 people
- 2 bedroom apartments – 8 people
- 3 bedroom apartments – 12 people
- 4 bedroom apartments – 16 people
- Double Room – 5 people
- Single Room – 3 people
- 9-bed townhome = 18 people total
- 16-bed townhome = 32 people total
- 19-bed townhome = 38 people total
Piedmont North A and B
- Double/Triple Room – 5 people
- Single Room – 3 people
- Suite with single bedrooms – 6 people
- Suite with double (shared) bedrooms – 10 people
**Maximum occupancy inside the Greek Housing Community Center is 45 people (seated) and 90 people (standing). Maximum occupancy inside individual townhomes is determined by the size of the unit. Each resident of the townhome is allowed to check-in no more than three guests at a time. Non-residents may not bring guests to Greek Housing.