Open House Program

The Residence Hall Open House Program is designed to encourage academic study, fellowship and spiritual development.

This program will permit guests of the opposite sex to visit a student room during the designated time period only.


  1. OPEN HOUSE will be held 7 – 12 p.m.  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings.  All roommates must agree with guest being present during the prescribed hours of OPEN HOUSE.
  2. Students and guests of the opposite sex wishing to fellowship in residence hall housing must check-in at the appropriate stations.  Visitors should report to the designated area for each resident hall and call the person he/she intends to visit. Visitors must leave their college ID or driver’s license at the check-in station.Guest must wait in designated area until the resident arrives to escort him/her to the room.  Unescorted guests will be denied OPEN HOUSE privileges and are subject to additional disciplinary action.
    1. Women’s North and Women’s South: Call from Littlejohn Parlor.
    2. Russell East and Russell West: Call from RE 2nd floor lounge.
    3. Quads (all): Call from Quad 2 lounge.
  3. Resident must escort guests at all times while in the residence hall.  This includes to the water fountain, bathroom, etc.  There is no bathroom facility for use for the opposite sex; therefore, the resident will need to escort the guest to the appropriate facilities in the common areas of Littlejohn, Russell Building breezeways, and Quad 2 study lounge.
  4. Doors to rooms where students are participating in OPEN HOUSE must remain unlocked and open at all times.  If the door is closed, residents will be considered in violation of Section 1-e of the CSU Student Code of Conduct.  Violators will lose OPEN HOUSE privileges for a designated time period and may be fined and/or suspended from the residence halls and/or university.  All participants must pass Room Inspection prior to program involvement. 
  5. A person visiting or socializing in the area where a violator is present is in violation of OPEN HOUSE guidelines.
  6. All students must remain appropriately attired during the OPEN HOUSE period. Only students assigned to the room or guests of the same sex may sit on beds.  All guests of the opposite sex will either sit in chairs or on the floor.
  7. Parents and siblings may visit their student during “non-OPEN HOUSE” hours when preapproved by the RLC, Director of Housing, or Dean of Students.  Siblings must be accompanied by a parent when visiting during “non-OPEN HOUSE” hours or approved by the Resident Life Coordinator, Director of Housing or Dean of Students.
  8. The Residence Hall supervisor on duty during OPEN HOUSE will continuously check all rooms observing OPEN HOUSE.  Supervisors will check to see if visitors have properly signed-in.  Students submitting false information concerning OPEN HOUSE guidelines (room numbers, student ID, etc.) will be denied OPEN HOUSE privileges and may be subject to additional disciplinary action.
  9. All OPEN HOUSE participants must reclaim their IDno later than 12 p.m. by returning to the appropriate station for check-out.  After 12 p.m., Resident Life RAs/RDs will check residence halls and notify the RLC on duty of any ID cards that have not been picked up.  This information will be turned over to the Security Officer on duty, and disciplinary action will be taken.
  10. Students are expected to honor the OPEN HOUSE guidelines.  Flagrant violations of these guidelines may result in the loss of OPEN HOUSE privileges for the specific floor, residential building or all campus housing.
  11. All students and guests must conduct themselves in a proper manner according to the regulations of CSU as indicated in the CSU Student Handbook.
  12. Propping open any doors used as entrances or exits from buildings during OPEN HOUSE is strictly forbidden and will result in disciplinary action for students who are found to be responsible for such activity.
  13. Students on disciplinary probation will be ineligible to participate in the OPEN HOUSE program while on disciplinary probation.
  14. For students participating in OPEN HOUSE, the maximum number of occupants per room will be six.  Group gatherings larger than six will be restricted to the common areas in the Residence halls.
  15. Violation of the Residence Halls Visitation Policy during any non-OPEN HOUSE scheduled times will result in a fine of $250, community service of 10 hours and loss of OPEN HOUSE privileges.