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Many students like to maximize their usable space in student rooms by incorporating lofts or bunks for their beds. Loft and bunk information differs according to building and floor. Please review below to learn what options we provide for your room assignment.
The halls/floors below have beds that have the ability to be lofted or bunked with a UHDS-provided kit. Requests are made online through the MyUHDS website and can be ordered throughout the academic year. Students living in these halls are not allowed to build their own lofts. These halls also have adjustable beds that can be raised up to 42 inches high without a loft kit.
|Bloss Hall||Buxton Hall||Cauthorn Hall||Halsell Hall||Hawley Hall||International Living Learning Center||McNary Hall|
|Poling Hall||Sackett Hall||Tebeau Hall||Weatherford Hall||West Hall||Wilson 4th Floor, 539|
The loft and bunk nonrefundable rental fee is $200.00 which is charged to the student's OSU account upon confirmation of the request. The $200 bunk rental fee will be split between the two roommates so that each student is charged $100. Bunk bed requests will be confirmed only after both roommates submit a request.
For Fall 2016 loft and bunk requests may be made beginning July 1, 2016 at 10am if the student has been assigned a room and signed their contract. Based upon availability, all loft and bunk reservations confirmed by July 29, 2016 will be installed by UHDS staff and placed in the student’s room before the school year begins. Requests made after July 29, 2016 will be filled based upon equipment and staff availability.
If there are no available loft or bunk kits, the student will be placed on the waitlist which continues into the school year. If a loft or bunk kit becomes available, the first student on the list will be notified via ONID email and will have 48 hours to accept.
Additional Loft & Bunk Information
Complimentary Lofts and Bunks
Some rooms require lofted and bunked beds as part of the room configuration and do not incur a loft charge.
Additional information regarding room configurations may be found online on the Residence Halls pages.
Loft Photos & Dimensions
Loft Dimensions are approximately: H=6', L=7', W=3'
Buxton, Halsell, Hawley, McNary, Sackett,
Weatherford, West, & Wilson 4th floor
|Bloss, Poling & Tebeau||
International Living Learning Center
Bunk Bed Sample Photo
In the halls/floors below, UHDS does not supply lofts and residents must build their own that comply with specific rules for loft kit construction, which ensure safety and building code compliance, including the use of the safety rails. Custom built or homemade lofts are permitted with the express understanding that the safety of the loft is the sole responsibility of the occupant. Residents are also responsible for disassembling and removing the loft kits when they move out. Students who desire more storage without a full loft kit may use retail-purchased bed risers to increase the height of beds for storage purposes.
Wilson 2nd, 3rd, 5th, & 6th Floors
In the halls that do not have UHDS-provided loft kits, students can provide their own kits by following specific safety guidelines. In these specific halls, the standard dimensions for the iron framed beds in the rooms are 36’’ wide, 79’’ long, and 12’’ high. Custom built or homemade lofts are permitted with the express understanding that the safety of the loft is the sole responsibility of the occupant. As bed frames and mattresses cannot be removed from resident rooms, the loft kit must incorporate these items. If you chose to loft your bed, please do so in a safe and secure way.
Any lofts used in the Residence Halls must comply with all the rules listed below. Failure to comply with these rules may result in a requirement to dismantle the loft and additional sanctions. As always, please consult with UHDS staff if you have questions about loft safety.
UHDS requires the use of safety rails on all bunked and lofted beds. Not using a safety rail could increase your risk of falling and injury. Lofts must be at least 1.5 feet (0.46 meters) from the student sleeper to the ceiling due to the risk of smoke inhalation in case of a fire. UHDS staff do not inspect all lofts and room set ups but still retain the right to enforce a change if upon an inspection the staff feels the current set up to be unsafe.