There are 11 inches of clearance under all beds. If you are thinking about putting risers under the feet, check that they could accommodate the large legs or wait until you get here and know what your bed looks like.
The Brown Bookstore and other vendors sell bed risers that will elevate the bed frame about five or six inches while still providing a solid and safe footing on the floor (these commercial products are made of plastic and are less likely to scar the floor).
You should talk with staff in the Key Office at the Office of Residential Life (3rd floor, Grad Center E) before making any changes to University-provided furnishings.
When you move out, it is expected that your room will contain the same furniture it did when you moved in. Missing furniture will incur a residence hall damage fine; extra furniture that requires Facilities Management to move it out will also incur a residence hall damage fine.
There are fines per piece of non-returned furniture upon vacancy. If a piece is not found, the resident will be charged for the cost of replacement.
2020 - 2021 Academic Year:
The Office of Residential Life is unable to remove or store any University furniture from student rooms during the 2020 - 2021 academic year.
Typical Academic Years:
In an effort to minimize damage to furnishings and to increase fire safety in our store rooms, the only University furnishings that may be removed and stored are bed frames and mattresses (except in Perkins Hall, where bed/mattress removal is prohibited).
Bed storage is available in most residence halls. In the event that storage is not available in your residence hall, you will have to bring your bed frame and/or mattress to the nearest storage location. The resident is responsible for taking bed frames and mattresses to designated store rooms and for returning bed frames and mattresses to the room upon vacating.
See the list of Residence Hall Service Rooms to find out about bed storage in your location. There is a per piece charge for leaving your bed frame and/or mattress in the hallway or failing to return them to your room when you leave.
Please note, only University owned bed frames and mattresses can be stored in the storage rooms. All bed frames and mattresses should be tagged with the residence hall, room number, and current occupant's name prior to storage.
To access the bed storage room, you may request access from Residential Life or ask the custodial workers in your building.
It is the student's responsibility to return the bed frame and/or mattress to their room at the end of the academic year. Failure to return University supplied furniture to your room will result in a damage fine.