Children 12 years and younger are not permitted to sign into a University residence hall without a parent/legal guardian and are not permitted to stay in University residence halls overnight.  Guests who are between the ages of 13 and 16 years of age must be a resident student’s sibling or otherwise have a legally recognized relationship with the resident student.  A resident student wishing to host a guest who is under 18 years of age must complete and submit the Minor Guest Application process.  Failure to satisfy this process prohibits any resident student from signing in a minor guest.

The attached permission form is required for any minor (a person between the ages of 13 - 18 years old) visiting a Saint Joseph’s University student living in a residence hall without their parent or legal guardian present.  Permission must be obtained from the Office of Residence Life at least 48 business hours in advance of visit.  Completed and approved permission form must be submitted upon guest check in.  All guests MUST be accompanied by their student host at all times while they are in the residence halls.  This form is to be completed and signed by ONLY the minor’s parent or legal guardian.

Completed and signed forms should be emailed to