Residential Guest Policy

At this time, students may not have more than 2 guests at any time (please see additional guidelines regarding day or overnight guests listed below). A guest is defined as any person visiting a residential space to which they are not officially assigned/designated as the resident of that space. Please keep in mind that you must consult with your roommates/suite-mates/apartment-mates and get their consent for your guest to visit your residential space before you can begin the guest registration process. While Purchase residents are currently permitted to have 2 guests in their residential space, residents are also responsible for ensuring that their room/suite/apartment never exceeds the maximum capacity for their space (please see below for maximum capacity limits). This will require advanced planning and coordination between roommate/suite-mates/apartment-mates.

Day Guests

  • A “Day guest” is to be considered any person visiting a residential space to which they are not officially assigned/designated as a resident of that space between the hours of 10:00am through 9:59pm.
  • If the day guest is a Purchase College student they are not required to register as a guest.
  • If the day guest is not a current Purchase College student they are required to register as a guest and must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (see instructions listed below on how to register your guest and submit proof of vaccination).
  • Purchase students must have a valid Purchase ID with them at all times and are required to present that ID to College officials whenever asked to do so. Non-Purchase guests are required to have an ID and their approved guest pass available at all times and must present it to a college official when asked to do so.
  • Guests must be accompanied by their host at all times.
  • Residential students may host 2 day time guests in their residential housing assignment on campus but no residential space can exceed the following maximum capacity limits listed below (see overnight guests below for capacity). Please coordinate with your roommates to ensure you are not exceeding the following capacity limits (these numbers include the students assigned to the space):
  • As a reminder, masks are required in all campus facilities, including residential hallways, lobbies, lounges, elevators, and common spaces.

Overnight Guests

  • An “overnight guest” is considered any person visiting a residential space to which they are not officially assigned/designated as the resident of that space past 10:00pm, irrespective of intent to sleep in that space for the duration of that night or not.
  • Overnight guests may be a non-student or a currently registered Purchase College student.
  • Residential students may host 2 overnight guests in their residential housing assignment on campus but no residential space can exceed the following maximum capacity limits listed below. Please coordinate with your roommates to ensure you are not exceeding the following capacity limits (these numbers include the students assigned to the space):
    • For units designed as a residence hall single – 3 persons
    • For units designed as a residence hall double – 4 persons
    • For units designed as a residence hall triple – 6 persons
    • For units designed as a residence hall four person suite – 8 persons
    • For units designed as a residence hall 6, 7, or 8 person suite – 12 persons
    • For apartment units designed for two residents – 4 persons
    • For apartment units designed as four residents – 8 persons
    • For apartment units designed as six residents – 12 persons
  • Guests are required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to their arrival to campus (see the instructions listed below).
  • Overnight guests cannot stay in a residential space on campus as a guest for more than two nights a week.
  • All overnight guests must be officially registered and approved as a guest (see the instructions listed below).
  • Guests must have their approved guest pass with them at all times.
  • Guests must be accompanied by their host at all times.