Visitation Rules

The visitation policy considers the rights of resident students to have access to their living space in accordance with the Mission, all applicable policies, and to the safest, most harmonious living conditions possible. A roommate's desire for privacy, safety, and normal use of their living space supersedes all guest privileges.

Actions of guests are the direct responsibility of the host student. Guests are responsible for all policies and procedures as outlined in the Student Handbook, as well as this publication, including policy regarding wearing masks to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Guests may be asked to leave the residence halls at any time should they violate a policy or disrupt the campus community in any manner.

Residents are not permitted to escort working media into the residence areas without approval of Marketing and Communications. Approval may be obtained by calling 412.396.6050.

If a host or a guest fails to comply with policies of the University, including policies regarding wearing a mask, and other policies, sanctions may include:

  • Long-term loss of visitation for host
  • Loss of housing privileges for host
  • Loss of housing privileges for guest if guest is also a resident student
  • Prohibition from campus for guest

Full cooperation from all residents is imperative to keeping our campus safe. We reserve the right to alter our visitation policies at any point in time in order to ensure campus safety.

Resident Student Visitation (All LLCs, including Brottier)

Visitation privileges will begin Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Noon.

Residents may sign guests in between 8 a.m. and 12 a.m. (midnight). This includes both Duquesne students and non-Duquesne guests.

  • All guests must be properly signed out by 2AM.
  • All guests must present photo identification and be properly signed in.
  • Each resident is permitted up to 3 guests at any one given time.

Signing In a Guest

Guests must present a photo ID when signing into a residence hall. Hosts must present a valid DU Card when signing in a guest.

Guests and hosts must wear a mask in all common spaces within the LLC. Pending permission from all residents of the room, a guest may remove their mask only in the host's room.

The host student must escort all guests at all times while in the Living Learning Center.

Overnight Guests

Guests of the same gender may stay beyond the late night restrictions if they are signed in prior to midnight, there is mutual consent of roommates, the student has completed an Overnight Guest Pass, and the University's policies on cohabitation/sexual behavior are followed.

If friends or family are visiting Pittsburgh from out of town, there are also options to stay at a hotel in proximity to campus. 

Marriott City Center
112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Cambria Suites Downtown Pittsburgh
1320 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Omni William Penn (Pittsburgh)
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219


Resident students may have immediate family members, including spouses, as overnight guests. Any spouse visiting overnight must have prior permission of the Resident Director. Permission must be obtained during weekday office hours. Permission of the roommate(s) is also required.

Space permitting, the spouse of a married student may live in Brottier Hall with the student. The University does not otherwise offer housing for either family members nor children of a student.


Siblings of ages 5-16 years old, regardless of gender, are permitted to stay as overnight guests and require a minor sibling registration form to be submitted for approval to the Resident Director. The form requires the minor sibling's parent/guardian authorization for the minor sibling to stay in the LLC overnight. The approval of the host's roommate(s) are also required on the form.


Children under the age of 5 may visit during regularly specified visiting hours. Children under the age of 5 may not spend the night in a Living/Learning Center.