Guest Policy

The standard guest policy has been suspended for the 2020-2021 academic year. However, each resident may host one community member, a person who lives in their same residence hall, in their space. VCU will continue to monitor public health conditions with a plan to resume the standard guest policy as soon as conditions warrant it. This change is to help maintain physical distancing guidelines on campus and to help keep the VCU community healthy as we return to campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Resident Assistants will be working with residents to create physically distant interactions for the hall communities to connect and support one another during this time. We also encourage residents to find virtual ways to socialize with friends.

What is a housing guest?

A guest is any individual who does not live within the residence hall they are intending to visit. This includes VCU students, faculty, and staff who do not live in on-campus housing, residential students visiting other residence halls and individuals who are not affiliated with VCU. 

What is a community member?

Any individual who lives in their same residence of the person they intend to visit. To learn more about hosting community member watch our Hosting Community Member video.

Will the revised Guest Policy be in effect for the entire year? 

The revised Guest Policy will be in effect for the fall 2020 semester. The Public Health Response Team will meet in January to make a determination on the Guest Policy for the spring 2021 semester.

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