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Room Furnishings

The residence hall rooms are furnished with single beds, some of which can be bunked, closets, study desks, chairs, dressers, draperies or mini-blinds and mattresses. Blankets, pillows, bedspreads, sheets, pillowcases and towels are to be furnished by the student.

Furniture assigned to a specific room must remain there. Desks, chairs, dressers, bed frames, closet doors and all other pieces of University furniture may not be removed from the room. Mattresses may not be removed from the beds except for cleaning purposes and beds are not permitted to be placed on tops of dressers or any other furniture items. In addition, beds are not to be dismantled or flipped. If a bed is dismantled or flipped, the student will be charged to correct the problem. Students who wish to bunk their beds should come to the Office of Residence Life to get bunk pegs. Pegs are provided to the students at no charge. (The adjustable height beds found in some student rooms do not require pegs.) Lofts are not permitted.

Students may bring additional items for their room such as clocks, radios, stereos, lamps, bookcases, televisions, etc. Dangerous electrical devices, including halogen lamps, hot plates, etc., are NOT permitted in the residence halls. In addition, students are NOT permitted to install black lights in any residence hall light fixture provided by the University. Cooking appliances are only permitted in Lexington and Concord Halls. Students are responsible for keeping their rooms clean and in good order at all times and are advised to bring their own cleaning supplies.

Giving the room a personal touch can be fun. Discretion must be used in types of materials displayed in rooms for decorative purposes and should be of such a nature that will be a credit to the individual, the residence hall and the University. Students are not permitted to inscribe, carve, glue or nail on any walls, doors, or furniture in the residence halls. Students are not permitted to paint any University property without prior written permission from the Office of Residence Life. Any questions regarding these matters should be directed to the Area Coordinator.

Upon taking occupancy of a room, a student accepts, in writing, its condition as being in good repair. Any exception must be reported to Facilities Management personnel for inclusion on the Room Condition Report or it will be considered damaged by the occupant(s). At the end of the school year or prior to permanent departure from a residence hall room, students may schedule a time to review and close out their Room Condition Report with a member of the Facilities Management staff by contacting the Operations Center at (412) 397-4343. This ensures that the student has the opportunity to discuss appropriate room damage concerns with University personnel.