Only lofting and bunking done by University Facilities Services staff with the University-issued materials is permitted. Students requesting bunking or lofting services must submit a work order request. Beds in Russell Hall are unable to be lofted or bunked.
Instructions on how to submit a work order request are available at URL: http://adminfinance.umw.edu/facilities/work-management.
Prior to the Fall semester, work order requests for bed adjustments may only be submitted from June 3 through July 15. This way, there is time for staff to complete the requests in August during the short period after summer conferences prior to move-in. Note: students arriving early (before the general student move-in) may not have their work order request completed prior to moving in due to a high number of requests.
After the July 15 deadline, students must wait until they move into their residence before completing a work order request. Requests may not be made after September 30 during the Fall semester. For the Spring semester, work order requests must not be made before January 1, and they must be completed prior to February 10. Once the bed is modified, it must remain in that position. Facilities staff are unable to return multiple times to shift the bed’s position. Students should consider how they will want their bed for the entire year. Students on campus in the room at the time of a lofting work order request should mark the bed with a sign to indicate which bed should be lofted. There are a limited number of available ladders, and they are available upon request only (in the work order request).
Definition of Terms
Bunked beds: When both beds are placed parallel to each other – one on the bottom and the other above it. Bed pins secure the bed boards to each other. Both roommates would have to communicate with each other to know if this is the best bed situation, who would sleep in either bed, etc. If a specific side of the room is important for the layout of the beds, the students will need to state that information in the work order request.
Example of work order request for bed bunking: Westmoreland 223 – Please bunk our beds on the right-hand side of the room, and provide a ladder.
Lofted bed: When one bed’s boards are doubled and secured with bed pins (and a security bar) to be raised high above the ground. The mattress is placed high so other furniture items are in the space below the mattress to maximize space usage.
Example of work order request for bed lofting: Alvey Hall 101 – Please loft one of the beds in this room.
Adjusting of a bed: If the height of the bed is too high or low, it can be challenging to climb into the bed or store items below it. If a student needs assistance adjusting the bed’s height, a work order request may be submitted. Stating the specific notches to be added or reduced is necessary. Students may wish to bring a rubber mallet to adjust their own bed height. Example of work order request for adjustment of bed height: Willard Hall 220 – The bed is too high. Please adjust the bed’s height by bringing it down two notches.