Parent/Guardian Consent Form – to request authorization to have an overnight guest in your residence hall who is 15, 16, or 17 years of age. Individuals 14 years old and under are not permitted to be overnight guests in the residence halls.

Note: Only FDU faculty, staff, administrators, and students authorized by Housing and Residence Life are permitted in the residence halls. All others will be considered trespassing.

The residence hall policies and procedures related to all guests of the residence halls exist to allow residents to have guests in a manner that does not infringe upon the comfort or rights of other residents and maintains an appropriate level of safety and security in the residence halls.

A roommate must not be deprived of the right to privacy, study time, or sleep because of a guest. Thus, all students wishing to entertain an overnight guest must have the advance approval of their roommate(s) and/or suite-mates. Asking permission for guests each time they visit must always be extended to those sharing a room and/or suite. If a roommate feels her/his right to free access of the room is being violated, she/he should contact the appropriate Housing and Residence Life staff member as in any other roommate conflict situations.


Guest – defined as any person who is not a resident of the University residence hall and/or room being entered.

Daytime – defined as 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 a.m. (midnight)

Overnight – defined as 12:01 a.m. until 7:59 a.m.

Resident – defined as any Fairleigh Dickinson University student who has a current room assignment.

Commuter – defined as any Fairleigh Dickinson University student who does not reside in the residence halls.

Host – defined as any FDU resident who plans to or has registered any guest (daytime or overnight).

FDU guest – defined as any Fairleigh Dickinson University student (resident or commuter).

Non-FDU person – defined as any individual who is not affiliated with FDU as a student, faculty, staff, or administrator.

Overnight Guest Pass (required for all individuals not affiliated with FDU).

Overnight Guest Limits (non-FDU person) – a non-FDU person can be the overnight guest of an FDU resident for three (3) consecutive days at a time, with a total maximum of ten (10) cumulative days per semester.

Consent Form – a form that must be filled out by a parent/guardian of a person under the age of 18, but at least 15 years old, wishing to spend the night in a University residence hall. Consent forms are available in the Housing and Residence Life.

Cohabitation – A cohabitant is defined as an individual who adopts daily activities analogous to those of an assigned resident with respect to unlimited use of the room, using the amenities of the residence hall (such as a bathroom or laundry room) on a frequent basis and any combination of these or similar activities.