University of Kentucky Parent Association

Residence Hall Check-in and Visitation Policies

PHILOSOPHY

The University of Kentucky provides several different visitation options for students depending on where they live. The visitation policy strives to recognize and balance the following priorities:

  • The need to provide options to students and parents who have different desires regarding visitation arrangements
  • The need to maintain a safe environment in the halls
  • The need to respect students’ desire for privacy
  • The need to recognize the value of visitors in a vibrant, educational community

OPTIONS

In balancing these priorities, the following visitation options are offered:

Co-educational Residence Halls

In all co-ed halls, "in-hall" visitation (students who live in the same hall visiting each other) is permitted 24 hours-a-day, 7 days a week. In addition, the visitation policy in co-ed halls is gender-neutral (no distinction as to gender). Two guest visitation options are offered in co-ed halls:

Option 1: (24 - 7) Guests from outside the hall (regardless of gender) are permitted to visit 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This policy applies to the following halls:

  • Blanding I
  • Blanding II
  • Blanding III
  • Blanding IV
  • Blanding Tower
  • Central I and II
  • Champions Court I
  • Champions Court II
  • German House
  • Haggin Hall
  • Kirwan I
  • Kirwan II
  • Kirwan III
  • Kirwan IV
  • Kirwan Tour
  • Royal Lexington Apartments
  • Smith Hall
  • Woodland Glen I
  • Woodland Glen II

Option 2: (24-hour Weekends) Guests from outside the hall (regardless of gender) are permitted to visit from 12 p.m. - 12 a.m. Monday - Thursday and then 24 hours a day from Friday at 12 p.m. until Sunday at 12 a.m. This policy applies to the following halls:

  • Baldwin Hall
  • Ingels Hall
  • Roselle Hall

Single Gender Residence Halls

In all single gender halls, the visitation policy is gender-specific. In these halls, visitation by members of the same gender, whether they live in the hall or not, is permitted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Two guest visitation options are offered in single gender halls:

Option 1: (24 - 7)Guests of the opposite gender are permitted to visit 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This policy applies to the following halls:

  • Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity
  • Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
  • Sigma Chi Fraternity

Option 2: (24-hour Weekends)Guests of the opposite gender are permitted to visit from 12 p.m. - 12 a.m. Monday - Thursday and then 24 hours a day from Friday at 12 p.m. until Sunday at 12 a.m. This policy applies to the following halls:

  • Blazer Hall