The exterior doors to all residence halls are secured and monitored by Desk Managers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Residents must swipe their Redbird ID card through the appropriate card reader in order to gain access to their assigned building at all times. After swiping their ID, a Housing staff member may conduct a quick spot check to verify that the redbird card used belongs to the person entering the building.
Residents should be prepared to show a valid Redbird ID Card and their room key. In Watterson, residents must show two keys; one to their room and one to their suite or hall access door, as well as their ID. Hall staff have the right to ask anyone (resident or guest) entering the lobby and/or already in the hall to show proof of identification. Since the University requires possession of your ID card at all times and the residence hall key(s) establishes residence in a particular hall, these items have been selected as acceptable proof of identification. Residents who are not in possession of their key(s) and ID when entering the building may be documented for violating the Key and/or ID policy and must verify their residence to gain entry to the building. All individuals who do not reside in the hall in which entry is desired must follow the guidelines outlined in the Guest Registration policy below.
A resident may not register more than three guests at a time. A resident may not register another resident from the same hall as a guest. Residents are expected to abide by the Key and Identification policy.
Hosting residents are required to remind their guests to be in possession of the guest registration slip at all times while in the residence hall.
Guests may not be registered for more than three consecutive nights in a residence hall, nor may they stay for three consecutive nights more than once a month in a residence hall.
Residents are required to register their guests each night of their stay. Guests will be issued a new valid guest registration slip each time they check in during their stay.
A guest is defined as a person who is a non-resident of a particular residence hall. Residents are responsible for their behavior at all times and as such, should ensure that their guest(s) is (are) informed about residence hall policies prior to their arrival.
The host is also required to escort their guests at all times.
Guests who are students of Illinois State University share responsibility for their behavior with their host. Guests who are not students of Illinois State University may be required to leave University premises and could be subject to criminal prosecution for violations of University policy.
All guests must be registered by their host at all times. At the time of registration, all guests must follow the procedure outlined below:
Residents need their ISU Redbird cards. Guests need to present a government issued picture ID, such as:
The procedure must be followed for a guest to be considered officially checked out:
Failure to checkout properly may result in the loss of guest registration privileges.