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University-Owned Furniture and Appliances

University-owned furniture and appliances are designated for the space it is to be used and must be kept in their designated location. Furniture must not be removed from the room/suite/apartment or left outside the unit on a balcony or porch. If present, the closet door must always remain attached to the closet.


Residents in furnished apartments/rooms are responsible for maintaining the furnishings. If you have furniture that needs to be replaced or repaired, contact HRL Facilities Office at any time throughout the year. If furniture pieces are missing or damaged at move-out, charges may be assessed.  


Housing and Residential Life strongly discourages residents from purchasing used furniture and placing it in a hall, suite or apartment. Residents who bring to campus furniture that contains pests will bear remediation costs to rid residential space of the pests. 


  • In Traditional housing, each resident is provided with:
    • Bed (size varies by hall and location)
    • Desk or work table
    • Chair
    • Dresser
    • Closet/Armoire
  • Suites: If the unit has a living room (varies by hall and location):
    • Sofa
    • Loveseat
    • Occasional chair
    • End table
    • Entertainment stand
  • Single Student Housing Apartments appliances:
    • Full-size refrigerator
    • Stove/oven
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Full-size washer/dryer

Lofts vs. Bed Risers

Lofts (homemade or prefabricated) as in “lofting your bed” are not allowed; however, residents may use bed risers that are up to seven inches in height. University-owned bed frames allow anywhere from 10 to 15 inches of under-bed space. Bed frames vary by room. Stacking two bed frames to create a bunk bed is prohibited unless the university-owned frames meet approved specifications (in Stout and University Commons only).


Waterbeds are not allowed.

Common Area Furniture

All halls have common areas like dens, study lounges and other spaces perfect for hanging out. That furniture is for the residents of the specific house/floor and can’t be removed from the common area to the resident's rooms.

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