University of Kentucky Parent Association

Residence Hall Check-in and Visitation Policies

Residence Hall Check-in Policy

All guests, including family members and students who live in university housing, must be logged on the visitation log at the front desk and be escorted by their host at all times while in the building. In addition, guests are required to leave their own picture identification at the front desk, which will be returned when the guest leaves the hall.

Please note that while the policy typically limits each resident to two guests at a time, during Family Weekend additional guests will be allowed as long as they are family members.

Residence Hall Visitation Policy

Different residence halls have different visitation policies, so please pay attention to the policy that governs the halls(s) you may be visiting during Family Weekend.

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 2
  • Blanding 3
  • Central I and II
  • Keeneland Hall
  • Kirwan 2
  • Kirwan 3
  • Kirwan 4
  • Patterson Hall
  • Royal Lexington Apartments
  • German House

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
  • Blanding 1
  • Blanding 4
  • Blanding Tower
  • Kirwan Tower
  • Roselle Hall
  • Holmes Hall
  • Jewell Hall
  • Ingels Hall
  • Smith 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
  • Phi Delta Theta 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
  • Donovan Hall
  • Haggin Hall
  • Kirwan 1