Visitors in uni halls, is it allowed? Watch
I don't know of this has been asked before but I havn't seen any previous threads on this! So I was just wondering if your allowed visitors staying in your room in halls? A few of my friends want to come and stay with me sometimes and I don't know if it's allowed or not! Also do you have to inform the people in charge of halls or your flatmates?
Thanks! Any input appreciated!
Generally you are allowed so long as you let them i know. I remember when i was in halls ours had a little registration book where you just put their name and how long they were staying etc. Its more for health and safety in case of a fire you know.
Hey, it is pretty much accepted everywhere I think - certainly in my first year we all had a few guests come and stay over the year. In Freshers Week, our flat mentor got us all out in to the corridor for a meeting and he basically said would we all be willing to be responsible for our guests - i.e if your guest trashes the kitchen, you clean it up. We didn't have to inform anyone either
Yes. It depends how strict they are. I think in my halls we had rules about visitors and how many nights they could stay and that we had to sign them in etc, but nobody followed them. I have no idea where I'd have signed people in, nobody ever did, and some of my friends had people staying over loads of nights. However my friends in another hall (University of London halls, I was in UCL halls) had it much stricter, they had 24 hour reception and could only have 2 people in at a time, who had to be signed in and out. I think that level of strictness was rare though.
Thanks for the info!
Depends where you're staying. At Surrey the rule is no overnight guests but absolutely nobody listened to it! The only way the wardens would know you had people staying is if you made loads and loads of noise and somebody complained
We were allowed overnight guests for 2 consecutive nights, maximum 2 times per term, I think, and it was meant to be 1 person at the time. Before 10pm they had to be signed in at the Hall reception. I broke those rules in all ways possible really - my best friend stayed probably 6 or 7 times in a term and always for more than 2 nights at the time. I just never signed her in. I also had 2 people stay with me at the same time a few times. No one checked.
If you're having people to stay who are very noisy, messy or will be there for a long time you should probably talk to your housemates though. One of mine moved her girlfriend into her room for a month, but didn't let any of us know who she was.
When I was staying with my bf in the Uni of London halls (he was at LSE) there was a reception, and if he wanted me there for more than 2 nights, he had to pay for a double room so I could get my own card to get through the barrier.
Except one of them is the world's loudest snorer.