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Student Furniture Guidelines

Below are some common questions and policies for furniture use in the residence halls. If you have any problems with the furniture in your room or apartment, please report the problem immediately using the online request form. We will be there as quickly as possible to help you.

Residence Hall/Apartment Bedroom Furniture
  • One bed and mattress per student. Each mattress that is on a Cargo/Butler frame bed should have a plywood support piece with three slats under the plywood
  • One dresser
  • Mirrors: Some rooms will have mirrors mounted on the dresser, and others will have them mounted on the wall
  • One desk
  • One desk chair
  • One desk hutch per single student, or one standing bookcase per two students. Hutches are no longer purchased by the University and are being phased out; there is no available inventory of Cargo brand hutches.
Bunk beds
  • Bunk bed pins are available in the Events Office, Physical Plant Suite B; these pins will only work for Cargo/Butler/Southwest beds.
Long Beds

To request a long bed (max 7'), you must make the request with The Office of Residence Life and Undergraduate Student Housing.

With the exception of Freeman Hall (6'5"), all beds on campus are 6'8". To be considered for a long bed, a student must be taller than 6'8".

Students are encouraged to request long beds during room selection in the spring so that the bed can be delivered prior to arrival in the fall. Please remember that you cannot bunk beds that are not the same size.


• 312 Low Profile Bonnell Coil Innerspring Unit
• 2” 1.5lb - 45 ILD High Density Foam Encased Rails
• 2” 1.5lb - 65 ILD Convoluted foam topper for firmer feel
• 2” 1.5lb - 28 ILD Convoluted foam topper for plusher feel
• Nylon - 210 Denier Nylon Oxford/Urethane Coating - laminated with non-woven fire barrier is sewn with an inverted Seam to prevent bed bug infiltration.
• Inverted Seam / Lockstitched
• Wrapped and sealed in a 4 mil plastic bag for shipping.
• Boston Fire Dept IX – 11, California TB 129 / ASTM 1590, Federal Standard 16 CFR 1632 (FF4-72) and CPSC 16 CFR 1633 Flammability Test.
• Bed Bug Resistant Inverted Seam

Apartment Furniture

All furniture should be kept inside the apartment to avoid weather damage. Any furniture found outside will be removed, and the residents will be charged for the cost of the item.

University Forest Apartments

Dining Room

  • One Table
  • Four Chairs

Living Room

  • One Butler couch with six cushions
  • Two Butler chairs with two cushions
  • One Coffee table

Gateway Village Apartments

Dining Room

  • One Table 
  • Four Chairs

Living Room

  • Sectional Couch
Room Furniture Inventory

Each room is inventoried prior to your arrival. The same furniture needs to be in your room when you depart campus. Support Services does not have the space to store any furniture.

Residents will be charged for any furniture on the inventory list that is not in the room prior to leaving campus.