Residents must fill out a Leave Request Form and have it approved for late, extended, overnight, or weekend leave, prior to departure. Late leaves will be granted for no more than one hour past normal curfew and never later than 2:00 a.m. Please note late leaves are only to be used under special circumstances. They are not an extended curfew time. Forms must be turned in and signed by the dean before the resident leaves. The resident’s copy of the Leave Request Form is then placed in his/her e-mail or message box. Changes in plans after approval should be communicated to the dean on duty before leave is taken. Please note that leaves are not automatically granted. Do not leave campus prior to a leave approval. All leaves must comply with University standards. Leaves will not be approved after midnight. Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action.
If you are on an approved leave and, for some reason, need to return to the residence hall prior to the end of the leave, please inform the dean on duty immediately. If you desire to leave the dorm again, another Leave Request Form must be filled out and approved. Leave requests for house sitting must be accompanied by a written invitation from the home owner and a letter of consent from the parent/guardian of any student under 18 years of age.
Saturday Night/Weekend Leaves/Holiday Leaves
Overnight leaves are not given on Sunday through Friday nights, except to go home.
Exceptions are made only by the residence hall dean on duty.
Weekend leave requests must be turned in by Thursday at 9:00 p.m. Weekend leave requests turned in after that time must be brought directly to the residence hall dean on duty for signed approval.
Saturday night/weekend leaves to other students’ homes will be approved at the discretion of the dean on duty. Overnight/weekend leave requests to homes of single members of the opposite sex will be denied. Approved chaperones are required for mixed gender camping groups. If you have questions, consult with the residence hall dean on duty. Students who stay away overnight from the residence hall without proper authorization are in violation of the rules. Please note that “overnight” is defined as being out after 2:00 a.m. without permission from the residence hall dean. Whenever a resident is in doubt about proper authorization, he/she should contact the residence hall dean at the earliest possible time and make proper arrangements. Students who violate this rule will be immediately referred to the Vice President of Student Life and Retention and may be subject to citizenship probation and/or a meeting with the Conduct and Guidance Committee.