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Until further notice, guests will not be allowed in Andersen Hall.  For more information, please review our reopening guide.  


Students are permissible to host visitors under the following guidelines:


Types of Guest Passes

  • Day Visitor: A day visitor is anyone who is signed into Andersen Hall between the hours of 7am and 11pm. MSM residents may sign in up to three people at any given time per day.
  • Overnight Visitor: An overnight visitor is anyone who is staying in Andersen Hall overnight or past 11pm. Overnight visitor passes can be issued at any point during the day and expire at noon the following day. MSM residents may sign in up to two people overnight. Overnight guest passes cannot be requested for the same person consecutively.
  • Multi-Day Guest: Any person wishing to host a guest for more than 1 night, to a maximum of 5 nights, needs prior approval from the Office of Residence Life. Approval must be sought 48 hours in advance. Students may find the request form online on the Andersen Hall Self-Service webpage. MSM residents may register up to two guests overnight at the same time. Multi-day guest passes expire at noon the last day of the stay.

All guests must abide by the time frame of their registered pass.  All hosts who allow guests to stay past the designated time frame of their pass will receive a fine and may eventually lose guest privileges.


Guest Registration & Access  

Manhattan School of Music security supervises the guest registration process. Upon arrival guests should call the resident they intend to visit. The resident must come down, sign them in as a guest, and escort them in and around the building at all times.

When registering, the host must present their Manhattan School of Music ID and the guest must provide a picture ID to security. Photo identification may include driver’s license, military ID, state-issued ID, passport, or valid College or University ID. Credit cards and other forms of identification are not acceptable or permitted.

Hosts must remain with their guests the entire duration of their guests’ stay in Andersen Hall. Guests must wear their pass at all times in Andersen Hall or other MSM buildings. Extended stay guests must keep their pass with them at all times and present their pass to security every time they re-enter Andersen Hall.

Guests may only use practice spaces when accompanied by the host.

At the end of the guests’ stay in Andersen Hall, the host must escort the guest to the front desk. At that time, the guest must submit their pass to Security. Hosts who fail to properly check out their guests will receive a $15.00 fine and if repeated, may lose their guest privileges.

Hosts will be held responsible for properly registering all guests. Guests who are not properly registered will be considered trespassers and asked to vacate Andersen Hall.


Responsibility of Guests

All guests must be 17 years of age and are required to abide by all Manhattan School of Music policies. Hosts will be held responsible for policy violations incurred by their guests. Guests who are involved policy violations may be asked to leave Andersen Hall and/or may be restricted from entering the building for an extended period of time. Police action may be utilized when necessary to remove an unruly guest.

Guests under the age of 17 may be allowed to stay with prior approval from the Office of Residence Life and parental consent. To register a guest under the age of 17, students must complete the request form online on the Andersen Hall Self-Service website.


Community Standard

All residents are responsible for maintaining a safe living environment in Andersen Hall. If an unescorted guest is seen in the building or if a person is acting suspiciously, please notify the Residence Life or Security staff immediately.


Orientation Period for New Students 

During the period of Orientation, new students will not be permitted to host guests (including parents and siblings). It is of the utmost importance that this time is utilized to build relationships with roommates, floor mates, and integrating into the MSM community.


Winter Break Stay

Students electing to stay during Winter Break are not permitted to host guests.