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Residence Halls : Fast Facts : Refrigerator & Loft Information

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Refrigerator Rental

2.5 and 3.6 cubic foot refrigerators are available for rent as well as microfridges which are refrigerator / freezer / microwave combination units. More information concerning this will be sent out to students following room assignments. If you choose to bring your own refrigerator, please note that a maximum of a 4.3 cubic foot refrigerator is permitted in student rooms.

Lofting your Bed

Many students like to loft their beds to maximize the space in their rooms. For your safety, we encourage students to rent lofts. You and your roommate can both rent one, or it also works if only one of you rents. The cost is $95-$110 per year and includes a side rail and delivery to your room if ordered by July30th (for fall semester). Besides being a cost effective option, it’s easy to assemble, convenient and means no storage or transportation hassles later!

Please note: Lawrence Hall, Shoemaker Hall, and Case/Hill rooms come with adjustable beds so lofts are not necessary. To view a brochure or to reserve a loft, go to

Constructing your own loft

  • If you choose to build a loft, for your safety, the Department of Residential Life requires your compliance with key guidelines
  • Room dimensions and floor plans vary from hall to hall. We have created some suggested designs for each hall. Keep in mind that the room measurements and dimensions are approximations only. Wait until you arrive to determine specific designs to make sure they meet our guidelines. Also keep in mind that since university furniture can not be removed from the room you should plan to have the bedsprings included in your design.

Loft designs for Halls

Loft Design

Stearns and W.W. Holes Loft Styles
Chains may also be used to support inner side of bed.
Front support board runs ceilng to floor in front of desks.


Loft Design

Case-Hill, Mitchell, and Shoemaker Loft Styles
Ladder may be placed in front of lofts instead.


Benton and Sherburne Loft Styles
A ladder may be placed where convenient.

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