Lofting and/or bunking are permitted in undergraduate residences where supplies are available. Whether or not you opt to loft your bed, each bed frame offers choices of bed height, in most cases three options. The highest of these, called “captain’s height” puts the bed about 36” off the floor, which provides a good deal of extra space for dressers, mini-fridges, athletic equipment, suitcases and other storage needs.
If you live in a residence where bunking or lofting is permitted and the required furniture is available, you can sign out bunking or lofting materials such as headboards, rails, bolts, pins, and tools (you’ll need a driver’s license or ID card to borrow tools) from your Housing Building Manager. Instructions for the safe and correct lofting/bunking of each bed type are found on this page. Lofting supplies are available on a first-come, first-serve basis; look for posted check-out hours and locations or contact your Housing Front Desk. Non-University provided bunks or lofts are not permitted in any residence.
Two guardrails are required on upper bunks and lofted beds even if you do not plan to sleep on the loft. If you have your bed raised above a 36” height (bunked/lofted), you are responsible for following all guidelines and policies associated with this type of bed configuration.
R&DE Student Housing staff checks all beds during Autumn Quarter and Winter Break to ensure stability and proper configuration. If your bed is incorrectly configured, you will need to reassemble it.
To Loft Your Bed
1. Select your bed type from the photos below.
2. Follow the lofting instructions provided.
Three cross bars, two sets of two bolts
Three crossbars, three sets of two bolts
Norse Tool-Free Bed
Three cross bars, no visible bolts