Bunking & Lofting
During a typical school year, student are able to request bunking/lofting in rooms prior to their arrival to campus. Due to campus being closed for much of the summer, staff is prioritizing ensuring furniture is working properly and will not be able to take requests for bunking or lofting.
Residence Life will guarantee that at least one bed in a room will be lowered. The room layout is dependent on how the room layout was when students moved out in March. For example, if the students from last year had their room set up with a high loft and a junior loft that arrangement will stay. If the students left their room with both of their lofts with a high loft, we would have lowered one of the lofted bed.
Shortly after the school year starts, the Bunk/Loft form will reopen to have students either request a bunk or loft or request to have their bunk/loft removed.
There are four main ways that beds on campus can be configured. Available configurations are listed below. In most cases, unless a Bunking/Lofting Request has been approved, beds will be set at the standard height prior to your arrival. These options are for Fall of 2022.
All beds and mattresses are size twin XL.
Guard Rail or Ladder
|12" high||beds stacked||36" high||64" high||may add to loft/bunk|
|all halls (space permitting)||Bellarmine Hall|
|de Nobili Hall|
|Marquette South Hall|
San Francisco Hall
St. Joseph's Hall
*Component availability may be limited by quantity and room configuration. Certain room configurations may not allow for safely bunking/lofting (e.g. ceiling height and sprinkler location).
Bunking/Lofting Services are not offered in Baumhart Hall,
but students may bunk their own University beds.
High Loft (includes $25.00 initial set-up fee)
Ladder and Guard Rail may be added separately, see below
|Junior Loft (initial set-up)||free|
|Bunked Beds (initial set-up)||free|
|Guard Rail (may be added to High Loft and some Bunked Beds)||$25.00|
|Ladder (may be added to High Loft and some Bunked Beds)||$25.00|
Furniture Reset (for requested changes by staff after intial set-up)
Regarding Ladders: University beds are designed so that High Lofts and top bunks may be accessed by climbing the end of the bed; many students find this more convenient than having a ladder. Keep in mind that ladders take up floor space and there is an additional $25.00 service fee for furniture resets (including ladder removal).
The form is available after Move-In Emails have been published.
Requests are managed on a first come, first-served basis.
During high-volume periods, requests may take 2 weeks to be completed.
Submit a Bunking/Lofting Request by going to LOCUS >> Student External System >> LU Residence Life
You always have the option of modifying your bed arrangements on your own (and do so at your own risk). If you need help modifying your bed after initial bed setups are complete, you will be able to request this through an on-line form opening up during the first week of classes.
PLEASE NOTE: Beds are a part of the university furniture included in your residence hall room. In accordance with Residence Life policies and procedures no furnishings, including university beds may be permanently altered or removed from your room. Additionally, in the interest of safety, beds may not be stacked on top of other furniture, cinder blocks, or the like, and non-university lofts are prohibited.
Not all beds are compatible with bunking/lofting equipment.