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Visitation Hours
Upperclassmen Residence Halls: Visitation by members of the opposite sex may be permitted 24 hours per day, seven days a week with the consent of the host or hostess and his or her roommates.

First-Year Residence Halls: Visitation by members of the opposite sex may be permitted between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. with the consent of the host or hostess and his or her roommates.

Residents may have overnight visitors of the same sex for a maximum of three nights with consent of the roommate. Prior notification and registration of that guest must be made with the RA. Registration of an overnight guest is necessary in the event of an emergency. We encourage you to be considerate of and to discuss any such plans with your roommate. Please remember, as a host or hostess, you are responsible for the behavior of your guests. Residents are allowed a maximum of two guests at any given time.

Escort Policy
All guests must be escorted by their host or hostess at all times while on campus. All residents have responsibility for informing guests of all Oglethorpe policies and procedures and specifically community living standards. Residents are responsible for the actions of their guests.

Gatehouse Security Arm Procedures
The arm-gate is in operation between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. daily, unless directed otherwise by the Director of Campus Safety. The gate will be down and operating during this period and around the clock on holidays.

If a vehicle has a valid (current school year) parking permit, the vehicle will be freely admitted onto campus at any time.

Between 11:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. - If a vehicle has no permit, or if the permit is out of date, the vehicle may not be allowed onto campus unless the following is done:

  • If the occupants of any vehicle are not accompanied by a student, they must show a photo ill. The name, license number and state, time and a stated reason for the visit will be recorded in the vehicle registration log. In addition, the student the visitor wishes to see must be called in advance to verify that this is a welcomed guest. If confirmation is not made after two attempts, the guest will be informed and visitation declined.
  • If a student is in the vehicle, confirmation of the occupants can be made by the student. Students must sign their guests in onto the registration log along with their name (printed clearly), residence hall room, phone number, and time.

After 2:00 a.m. -A visitor will not be allowed to proceed onto campus unless their intended host or hostess comes to the Welcome Center to meet them

Guest List -Occasionally members of Greek Row may provide a guest list of non-OU visitors for a social function. Individuals on the list are allowed onto campus after showing identification and being checked off the list. The fraternities and sororities will be informed that their invited guests are not allowed to bring other individuals not on the list.

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