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 and being socially distant 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, social distancing, and other COVID-19 mitigation 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)

There will be no visitation the first two weeks of the Spring semester, meaning visitation privileges will begin Monday, February 4, 2021.

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

  • Each resident is permitted to sign in one guest per day for up to two continuous hours.
    • There will not be opportunity to leave and re-enter the building in this two hour time frame.
  • The room capacity is equal to twice the number of residents assigned to the room, including visitors from within the building and outside guests.
  • All guests must be properly signed out by 2 a.m.

Siblings and Children

No guests under the age of 17 will be permitted, including siblings.

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 while inside 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.

Each host is able to sign in one guest per day for up to two hours.

Overnight Guests

There will be no overnight guests permitted.

If friends or family are visiting Pittsburgh from out of town, there are options to stay at a hotel in proximity to campus. The hotels listed below with an asterisk offer preferred rates for Duquesne visitors.

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

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