Student reading in their Bailey room

Lofting & Beds

Housing provides beds with safety rails that can be lofted, bunked, or un-lofted. Housing staff do not loft or deloft beds prior to move-in, so some beds may already be lofted when you arrive. In most spaces, residents can change their bed configuration or request help from building staff. 

Configuration Options

Room illustration showing a lofted bed with a desk underneath it


Lofted beds provide 55 inches of space below the bed.

Room illustration showing a standard bed on the floor


Standard/unlofted beds can be adjusted up to 27 inches above the floor to allow for extra storage.

Room illustration showing a two beds, bunked with one above the other.


Most buildings have bunk-able bed units. See exceptions below.

DIY Instructions

In most spaces, residents can reconfigure their own beds. Find instructions for your building below and visit the Information Desk to check out rubber mallets. You may also submit a Fix It request after move-in to get help from facilities staff.  

Note: Some residents may need to reconfigure their beds before moving out in the spring.


Beds in some rooms cannot be altered due to space limitations. Once you have your final housing assignment, refer to the list below to see if there are any notes about your space.

Goldy Gopher mascot
Student Jobs
Find part-time student positions with flexible scheduling and more.
Small group meeting in a lounge area
Get Involved
Expand your network, develop leadership skills, and make a positive impact on your building.
Students walking and talking outside on campus
Make the most of your on-campus experience by building connections.