265.1 Guest Housing Facilities

Created by: Pat Teague on 02/06/1999
Category: 2 - Student Life; 60 - Food/Housing
Originator: Vice President for Student Services
Current File: 265.1
Adoption Date: 10/26/1998
Reviewed for Currency: 05/19/2000
Replaces File: 265.1
Date of Origin: 02/05/1992
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265.1 Guest Housing Facilities


A. Background

When the resident student population is such that space is available, housing is provided for university guests. Although the facilities are used primarily for guest speakers and participants in university-sponsored programs, they are also available for personal use when reserved by employees or students.


B. Policy

The Director of University Housing is responsible for maintaining and scheduling the use of guest housing facilities. At the beginning of each academic year, the director will communicate in writing to all faculty/staff members, letting them know which, if any, guest facilities are available for the academic year.


C. Guidelines

1. Guest housing will be reserved by the secretary in University Housing on a first come, first serve basis. With the exception explained in Guideline 2 below, the secretary will not cancel a reservation to substitute another that someone deems more important.

2. A guest housing reservation for personal use can be canceled for one related to a university-sponsored program. However, one week's notice will be given to the person who originally scheduled the facility.

3. A guest housing fee schedule is available in the University Housing Office. The fee includes all linens and basic kitchen utensils. If a guest stays more than five nights, linens will be changed and the facility will be cleaned on the afternoon after the fifth night. If payment is being made from a university budget, an account number must be given when the reservation is made. Otherwise, full payment must be made when a key is issued.

4. A guest housing facility will not be reserved for more than 21 nights of uninterrupted stay.

5. Unless alternate arrangements are requested and can be accommodated, guest housing check-in is 2:00 P.M. or later. Guests must check out by 10:00 A.M. Failure to vacate the facility by 10:00 A.M. will result in an additional night's charge.

6. At check-out, the facility key should be returned to the University Housing Office. If check-out occurs on a day that the Housing Office is closed, the key should be left at the Public Safety Office which is located behind McAlister Auditorium. When a key is not returned by 5:00 P.M. on check-out day, $25 will be added to the overall cost.

7. The possession or use of alcoholic beverages is prohibited on Furman's campus. This policy applies in guest housing facilities.