Residential Life - Loft Guidelines

Beginning in the fall of 2019, Manchester University Residential Life no longer allows students to build bed lofts in East and Garver, as was allowed previously. This will include purchased, pre-made lofts as well as ones built from kits or from scratch. We already did not allow lofts to be used in any of our upperclass residence halls (Schwalm, Helman, Oakwood or East Street Apartments) for any reason and this will bring all residence halls in line with this policy.

The reason for this change is that we are renovating East and Garver over the next two summers and a major part of that renovation is installation of new modular furniture similar to what is already in the upperclass halls. These pieces allow students a great deal of flexibility and room to be creative with the setup of their room without removing furniture or constructing anything. We already strongly encouraged any first year student thinking about bringing a loft to consider that choice carefully as lofts could only be used for a single year and is a significant investment for a piece of furniture that cannot be used elsewhere on campus.

Students are not allowed to remove furniture, including their mattresses, from their residence hall room. Any student constructing a loft or arranging their University-issued modular furniture in an unsafe fashion will be required to remove it or reconfigure the room once this policy goes into effect on June 1, 2019.