Lofts and Bunks

Lofting and bunking help maximize the space in your room by lifting your bed off of the floor. The DOR provides lofts in all residence halls  and all DOR provided lofts can also be converted to bunk beds. 

POLICIES FOR LOFTING/BUNKING - The following is from the Policy Handbook.

  • You will be required to sign a waiver of liability agreement if you bunk bed or loft your bed.
  • If your room is provisioned with a loft bed, you may not substitute your own loft.
  • If you choose to bunk or loft your bed, it must follow these minimum standards:
    • Be 36 inches from the bed platform to the lowest part of the ceiling;
    • Be 24 inches from any smoke detector or sprinkler head;
    • Be freestanding;
    • Not be attached to any wall, ceiling, or furniture;
    • Have an installed ladder made of metal or wood construction (other furniture may not be used as a step stool);
    • Have an installed side rail designed to prevent you from rolling out of the bed. The top of the safety rail must be 5 inches above the top of the mattress;
    • Not be wider than the size of one student mattress;
    • Be constructed of metal or wood. Fabric cannot be suspended from or around the loft;
    • Not restrict exit from any portion of the room or be a safety hazard to persons walking around the room;
    • Allow the door to open perpendicular to the door opening, and at least 22 inches must be allowed for exiting from any interior room arrangement.