Residents must take full responsibility for the installation and construction of any personal loft beds. The university will not provide such services and assumes no responsibility for the safety of the loft bed. Loft bed construction must be in compliance with the following guidelines:
Temporary Triple rooms
In temporary triple rooms, a university-owned loft bed will already be installed. Until that room has been de-tripled and the third set of furniture removed, personal loft beds will not be permitted.
The loft bed must be totally self-supporting with no attachments to walls, ceilings or other furniture in the room. No nails, bolts, or screws will be permitted in room floors, walls, or ceilings.
- Pressure treated lumber is not allowed
- All trash, including wood scraps and sawdust, must be taken directly to the dumpster and not left in hallways, public areas, or trash containers in the hall. At the end of each school year "loft wood" collection areas will be available outside the residence halls.
- We recommend that the bed spring be incorporated into the design of the loft.
- The resident is responsible for storage of all bed parts not used in loft construction.
- JMU furniture may not be stored in residence hall storage areas.
Lofts may not block doorways or windows and should not be in contact with room radiators. Loft construction must not interfere with either the location or operating efficiency of any smoke detector.
The mattress support area must be no higher than 7 feet from the floor. Ceiling heights vary from hall to hall but the sleeping surface must be at least 30 inches from the ceiling. Sleeping surface dimensions must not exceed 89 inches long by 47 inches wide.
Any construction of loft beds is at the resident's own risk; however, Residence Life staff reserve the right to deem a loft bed unsafe or in violation of fire code. Failure to remove or modify the loft may result in an immediate $50 fine and an additional charge of $50 per day for each day until compliance is met. All student owned loft beds must be dismantled and original beds reassembled by the Friday before exam week to prevent unnecessary noise during final exams. Loft beds may also be dismantled after 11:30am on the final day of exam week. University beds must be properly reassembled before residents check out. If the university bed is not assembled, residents will be assessed an improper checkout fine.
If you have any questions regarding this information, contact the Office of Residence Life, Business Operations at 540-568-7576 or email@example.com.
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