If residents wish to loft their bed, they must rent a loft from University Housing; homemade or purchased third-party lofts are not permitted in any University Housing Facilities. Kenilworth and Purin Hall residents are not eligible for lofting. The cost for a loft rental is $125/year ($75 for Spring/Semester II-only), prorated at $15/month for any calendar month during which the loft is in the resident’s room. If interested in renting a loft, please request one at uwm.edu/myhousing. You may also request to have your loft assembled prior to arrival for an additional $25.
The deadline to reserve a loft via MyHousing will be August 1, 2022 (Fall/Semester I entry)/January 1, 2023 (Spring/Semester II entry). Lofts requested by this date will be delivered to residents’ rooms by the official start of Fall or Spring Move-In. This is also the deadline to request your rented loft to be assembled prior to your arrival.
If you missed the August 1/January 1 deadline and choose to rent a loft after this date, you will be required to request a loft in person on your assigned Move-In date between the original Move-In dates of August 29-September 1, 2022/January 21, 2023. Requests for a loft rental after the August 1/January 1 deadline can also be made via a work order at fixit.uwm.edu. Assembly requests made after August 1/January 1 will not be honored.
The Resident Assistant staff will come through in September/February and do an audit of all lofts set up in each room to ensure the safety rail is present and provide a report to the Housing Office to appropriately bill the student for the loft rental.
Residents are not required to pay for the loft at the time of sign-up. Loft charges will be posted to your PAWS account beginning in September/February.
Loft Cancellation Deadline
Loft cancellations will be accepted via MyHousing through 11:59 pm, August 1, 2022 (Fall/Semester I entry)/January 1, 2023 (Spring/Semester II entry). If residents cancel their loft after it has been delivered, they must keep their delivered loft in their assigned room. Staff will pick up canceled lofts by September 9/February 3. Loft cancellations submitted on or after August 1, 2022 (Fall/Semester I entry)/January 1, 2023 (Spring/Semester II entry), must be submitted by work order to fixit.uwm.edu for cancellation or removal. The cost for a loft rental is $125/year, prorated at $15/month for any calendar month during which the loft is in the resident’s room.
All Residence Hall beds have extra-long twin mattresses. XL twin sheet sets are available in most discount and department stores during the summer months. For more information related to room dimensions, click here. Standard beds can be raised, lofted, or bunked.
Please note: Residents are not allowed to bring their own mattress to any University Housing facility. All University Housing furniture, including mattresses, must remain in the room/suite/apartment at all times.