Residence Hall Furniture

Furniture

Each residence hall student gets a bed, dresser (or built-in chest of drawers), a closet or wardrobe, a desk and desk chair, a small bookshelf, and a desk lamp. Each room has a wastebasket and a recycling bin. All beds are extra-long twin size, measuring 36" x 80" x 8".

Moving Furniture

Students are allowed to rearrange their furniture to suit their preferences. When rearranging furniture, the following rules must be followed:

  • All furniture must be returned to their original locations before move-out at the end of the year (suggestion: take photographs or make sketches of original furniture locations before rearranging)
  • Student Housing does not rearrange furniture for students; Student Housing DOES perform some bed reconfigurations
  • Furniture must be rearranged BEFORE Student Housing performs any bed reconfigurations

Bed Configurations

There are three general types of bed configurations: Basic Single Bed, Bunked Bed, and Lofted Bed (see graphic below).

Graphic: a basic single bed, a bunked bed, and a lofted bed

For safety reasons, students may not reconfigure their own beds. Bed reconfiguration will begin on 9-26-2022 and will continue until complete. Students will be given 24 hours advanced notice of the date of reconfigure, along with instructions for preparing their space for reconfiguration. Reconfigurations will be prioritized for triple rooms on a first come, first served basis, with doubles and singles being considered after the triple room requests have been fulfilled; however, reconfigure supplies are limited and we cannot guarantee that all reconfigure requests will be honored (even in tripled rooms). To be placed on the list for reconfiguration, please submit a Service Request NO LATER THAN 9-21-2022. Indicate the configuration type in the Service Request.

Note: Due to the increased quantity of furniture in triple-occupancy rooms, some configurations may not be possible.

Use of Ladders and Guardrails for Lofted and Bunked Beds

Bed ends are intentionally designed to be used as ladders to get into and out of your bed. If you do not feel comfortable using bed ends this way, Student Housing does have special ladders which attach to the side of your bed. If you would like a ladder, you must submit a Service Request. Be sure to select the "Bed Ladder" option or your request will be rejected. Ladders removed or improperly installed by residents present a serious risk of injury from a fall. An attached ladder can only be used if the bed is properly configured and approved by Housing maintenance staff. Ladders will NOT work at all bed heights. In addition, guardrails have been or will be installed on all bunked and lofted beds to help you avoid rolling out of your bed. Guardrails are REQUIRED on all bunked an lofted beds and cannot be removed.

Other Bed Modifications

Students may not modify their beds beyond what the beds are designed to accommodate. This includes adding their own hardware (including their own ladders), and adding spacers, risers or other devices in order to change their bed height or configuration.