Residence Hall Hours – Asbury University
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Residence Hall Hours

Communication & Extensions

We are a community that values healthy rhythms of rest, recreation, study, and work. Each student is encouraged to be intentional about getting enough physical rest to be able to engage in the business of being a scholar. Residence halls are closed at a specific time each night with the expectation that students will return to their residences no later than this time or communicate their whereabouts. Responsible communication is a value we hope to instill in the lives of students on campus.

Residence Halls Nightly Closure

Residence Halls front desk and buildings will close by midnight Saturday through Thursday evenings and by 1 a.m. Friday night/Saturday morning. For security and safety reasons, the residence halls are locked and alarmed at these times each day. All students coming into the building after nightly closure will gain entry at the designated after-hours entry door for each residence hall utilizing the card swipe for access into the building.

Freshmen and Sophomores

Freshman and Sophomore residential students are expected to communicate their location if they plan to be out after hours. Prior to leaving the building for the evening, students will scan the QR code in their entry way and fill out the form. If students are not able to communicate prior to leaving, then they must scan the QR code and fill out the form upon returning to the building after residence hall closure. Freshmen and sophomore residential students may use an extension that allows them an additional time past residence halls closure. An extension is 1 hour past residence hall closure and will be granted based on academic credit status as follows:

  • Freshmen: 1 extension per week
  • Sophomores: 3 extensions per week

Note: After hours presence in academic buildings if faculty approved or presence in another residence building of the same gender are not considered extensions but must be communicated through use of the form.

Freshman and sophomore students who do not follow the communication guidelines and/or demonstrate unhealthy life practices should be prepared for residence hall staff to follow up with care, concern, and if needed, correction. Repeated infractions will most likely lead to a disciplinary process.

Juniors and Seniors

Junior and Senior residential students are permitted to stay out after residence hall nightly closure and are strongly encouraged to communicate their plans to the Resident Assistant (RA), roommates, or suitemates.

Junior and senior students who demonstrate a pattern of unhealthy life practices should be prepared for residence hall staff to follow up with care, concern, and if needed, correction.

Lost ID: Loss of ID should be reported to the RD and/or the Help Desk immediately. ID replacement cost is $11.

Exiting Through Alarmed Doors: Resident students may only exit their residence hall after hours by utilizing the designated card swipe doors. Students causing a door alarm system to activate will result in a $50 fine.

Overnight Away from Campus: Residential students should communicate with their Resident Advisor (RA) whenever they plan to be away from campus overnight.


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