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Lofting & Beds

Housing provides beds with safety rails that can be lofted, bunked, or unlofted. 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

Many residents choose to loft or bunk the bed(s) in their room so they can have additional storage and floor space.

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Lofted beds provide 55 inches of space below the bed.

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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 bed units that can be bunked. See exceptions below.

DIY Instructions

Residents are encouraged to loft, bunk, or unloft their beds themselves if they are able (it is easy to do with the help of a roommate/friend). Find instructions for your building below, and you can check out a rubber mallet from the Information Desk.

If you are unable or experience difficulties, you may submit a Fix It request after move-in to get help from facilities staff.  

Note: Some residents will 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.

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