6.6 Guests

Effective June 1, 2021

Residents are responsible for the behavior of their guests and for informing their guests of all college policies and procedures. Guests are permitted if they do not constitute a problem for roommates or other residents.

A guest's stay is limited to three nights per term. Former Macalester students who are on temporary withdrawal or who have withdrawn from the college are treated as outside guests and are bound by the three nights per semester policy. Overnight guests may not sleep in common areas such as lounges, hallways and laundry rooms.

Students who are suspended from the residence halls or removed by the conduct system for any reason are not permitted as guests in any residence hall. Guests are not permitted during times when halls are open to some students outside of the regular academic year, including breaks. Guests may be denied entrance or asked to leave at the discretion of Residential Life staff members.

We highly recommend that guests to residence hall private spaces wear a face covering, but it is up to the people who live in the private room to talk with their roommates/housemates about what they are comfortable with, to practice everyday consent, and have a conversation with all involved about what masking behaviors will be agreed upon and practiced. For non-Mac guests, we highly recommend face covering as a guest inside of the room. For Mac guests, face covering is optional as a guest inside of the room. Please review the guidelines here regarding how to navigate the face covering policy in residential hallways and communal space.