Guest Policy

A guest is an individual who is present in a residential building but is not a member of that building's residential community. Guests must be accompanied by a member of the building's residential community at all times.

New COVID-19 guidelines

Updated September 15, 2021

Access into residence halls is restricted to Western students, unless approved through the guest exception process (see below). Non-students, including friends and family members) are prohibited until more favorable state and regional pandemic data is evident, except in the lobby and main lounge. All guests (including those only in the lobby and main lounge) are required to wear face masks and physically distance (6 feet apart).

Guest Exception Process

All residents seeking guest approval in their residence hall must fill out the Guest Request below. 

Please note: All guests must either be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to arrival on campus or have a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of arrival. You will be asked two questions to confirm/acknowledge this.

Guest Request