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Visitation Policy

Birmingham-Southern uses an "option" visitation system in its residence halls. On certain floors or in certain residence halls, persons of the opposite sex may visit only during approved visitation hours. When you choose your option, you should consider your living habits and need for privacy. If you find a roommate through RoomBug or already know someone you would like to live with, you should also discuss with your roommate which visitation option you both will choose. 

Resident advisors strictly enforce BSC's visitation rules. There are many areas outside the residence halls where students may gather after hours to study or socialize. For more details, consult the Student Handbook or your Resident Advisor.

Visitation Option Hours

The Residence Hall Visitation system is divided into two options devised to accommodate each student's living habits and personal tastes. While the option under which the student will live is primarily up to the student, students are encouraged to make a joint decision with their parents.

Option 10-1-2: Limited Visitations. Students may entertain guests between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, and between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m., Friday and Saturday, as maximum limits. A violation is defined as any guest of the opposite sex exceeding the 1:00 a.m. or 2:00 a.m. limit; or entering the restricted area prior to 10:00 a.m.

Option 24: Open visitations. Students under this option may have guests with the ordinary freedom of private living. There will be no restrictions on the time within which this visitation option may be exercised. Students living under this option should keep in mind that cohabitation is strictly prohibited.