What size are the beds in the residence halls?
Mattresses in the residence halls are extra long (36" x 80"). RHAC has partnered with Residence Hall Linens(RHL) to provide students with a convenient affordable way to purchase extra-long sheets and bedding items, as well as other campus-living necessities. Proceeds from this program go to the RHAC and are used for programming in the residence halls. Please visit our website for Residence Hall Linens.
Does each room have a full view mirror?
No, there is a full view mirror in the restrooms or hallway on each floor. Each room does have a 2'x 1-1/2' mirror on the wall.
Can I bring a microwave?
Yes, one microwave per room is allowed. It can be a maximum of 700 watts.
Is a refrigerator provided in each room?
One refrigerator, approximately 3.5 cu. ft., is provided for each room. If you bring in another refrigerator of your own (with hall director approval, 3.5 cu ft. max), you will be assessed an additional electrical usage of $25 per semester.
Is there a chair for the desk?
Are lofts allowed in the residence hall rooms?
Yes, "free standing" lofts are allowed in traditional residence hall rooms. You may rent a loft for the year or build and bring in your own loft. Because there is no storage space, please note that if you bring your own loft it should be able to hold the mattress and bed frame that is in the room.
Eagle and Reuter only: lofts will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis. These are provided at no additional fee.
What are the dimensions of the rented lofts?
Inside dimensions for the lofts are 60" high x 81.75" long x 36.5" wide.
How do I rent a loft?
The UW-L National Residence Hall Honorary works with bedloft.com. to coordinate the bed loft rental program. In late July, specific information about this program will be sent to you with your housing assignment and move-in instructions. You may order these lofts online by clicking the link below, costs are $129.99 for two semesters (pricing as of Fall 2013). These lofts may be picked up on move in day. Bed Lofts.
Is an air conditioner provided for students with allergies?
No, air conditioners are not provided and permission is needed from the Director of Residence Life in order to have one (the unit would be provided by the student, with specifications) and would be installed by University Residence Life personnel. Contact the Director of Residence Life (email@example.com) outlining reasons for requiring an air conditioner and he will respond.
What should I bring?
SUGGESTED ITEMS TO BRING: Towels, blanket/comforter, alarm clock, basic medication, camera, clothes hangers, 3 baskets (to hold toiletries, dishes, laundry), eating/cooking utensils, can opener, glassware, plastic plates, small sewing kit, scissors, stamps, stationery, umbrella/raincoat, book bag, school supplies.) Note: You may want to contact your roommate to coordinate who brings what so that you don't have two of everything. Also, there is no storage space available outside of the student's room.
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OPTIONAL ITEMS YOU MAY WANT TO BRING:
Carpeting-(Typical carpet sizes are 8' x 12'; only applies to traditional halls as both Eagle and Reuter are carpeted)
Double Room Dimensions: @ 15' 6" x 11' 6"
Triple Room Dimensions: @ 20' x 10' 8"
Small microwave, bike, coffee pot, chair (i.e., bean bag), duffel bag, fan, plants, computer, stereo/ television equipment, lamp/clip-on light, hot pot
THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN HALLS:
- Halogen lights ( due to the potential serious fire hazard )
- Hot plates, George Foreman-type grills, toasters
- Alcohol (if not 21 years of age)
- Illegal/stolen signs (i.e., road signs)-subject to ticket
- Items with open flame; i.e., candles, potpourri, incense
(Decorative candles and electric potpourri pots are permitted)
- Guns, hunting knives
- Six-outlet converter (you may use a power strip with a circuit breaker)
- Refrigerators larger than 3.5 cubic feet (Note: Each room has a refrigerator)