Only lofting and bunking done by University of Mary Washington staff with University-issued materials is permitted. A student wishing to either bunk or loft their residence hall room bed must submit a bed bunk or loft request through MyUMW (not through the regular Facilities Services request process).
Students who have submitted a housing wait list form request or who believe their assignment may change should not submit a bed bunk or loft request.
- Returning Students-May 1
- New Students-July 1
- Spring Semester-first day of classes spring semester
- Room Changes-within three days of receiving the email from Residence Life approving your move
- To Bunking-Jefferson, Willard, and UMW Apartments
- To Lofting-Russell and UMW Apartments
Definition of Terms
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 determine if this is the best sleeping 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.
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. The highest a loft can be raised is just under 6 feet, ranging between 5`8 1/2″ and 5`9″.
Students wishing to adjust the height of their bed will need to do so themselves using a rubber mallet. Resident Assistants have rubber mallets and can show students the proper way to adjust bed heights.