Starin Hall

Bed Lofts

Bed Loft Loft Rental options vary by Residence Hall. Please consult the website of our loft rental partner, www.bedloft.com to see what options are available to you.

Any lofts used in the Residence Halls must comply with all the rules listed below:

  1. "Pressure lofts" which exert force between the floor and the ceiling or between walls will not be allowed. Only completely free-standing units will be allowed.
  2. Students may not use ResHall furniture in any way to provide support for a loft. This includes dressers, bookcases, desks and closets.
  3. All lofts should utilize the bed frames, bed legs, and mattresses which are already in the room. There is no storage for these components, and they may not be removed from the room.
  4. Designs of a single bunk style are encouraged (where no one would be sleeping under another bed). Any other design must be mutually agreed upon by both roommates.
  5. Beds must be at least 18 inches from the ceiling to avoid head injuries. This distance is measured from the top of the mattress to the ceiling.
  6. Designs should utilize untreated wood and metal bolts. Other materials (e.g. nails, fiberglass, metal sheeting, chains, ropes, wires, PVC pipe, etc. ) are not allowed.
  7. No loft may utilize any treated lumber (particularly green treated lumber). Some types of lumber may create a health hazard in an enclosed environment.
  8. A loft must be positioned so the door can open freely. A loft should not hinder a door from being opened all the way.
  9. Beds bunked or beds raised to a level at or above the window ledge (approximately three feet) may not be placed parallel to the window, unless the loft is at least three feet from the window. This will prevent accidentally falling against the window and/or screen.


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