Beds, Furniture, and Construction

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Beds

All College-issued beds are extra-long in length (36″ x 6″ x 80″).

Some students choose to use a loft bed in place of the College-issued bed frame. Platform and other such beds must meet building and safety codes and be inspected and approved by Facilities Maintenance (610-896-1096). It is the student’s responsibility to properly store the College-issued bed frame, complete with original springs, during the year and to return it, complete, to the student’s room at the end of the year, otherwise the student will be charged for the replacement.

Bed boards: Bed boards are available through Health Services (www.haverford.edu/health-services).

Health, safety and structural concerns make it necessary to prohibit water beds, hot tubs, Jacuzzis, and other such devices from all residence halls and apartments. If you are wondering whether a particular device falls within this restriction, please check, in advance, with the Office of Residential Life or Facilities Management.


Furniture

Dormitory rooms/apartments are furnished each year for the new occupant(s).  The College provides each student with a bed, desk, chair, wardrobe or chest and closet.  The College does not provide pillows, bed linens, a wastebasket, or other incidentals.  All windows have either shades or blinds and some rooms are carpeted or have area rugs.  Students are not permitted to appropriate additional college furniture from other student rooms.

Students are expected to leave College furniture and rugs in their room/apartment.

College-issued living room or lounge furniture is for common use and should not be appropriated for personal use.  College-issued furniture and area rugs are designed and intended for use only within the dormitories – in bedrooms or common rooms; it is not to be taken outside and used on the lawns nor placed in basements. If a student wishes to use their own personal furniture outside, they must return it to the appropriate place within their building when leaving the area. With the exception of the Lloyd lawn furniture, no other furniture may be left outside when not in use. Unattended furniture will be confiscated, and there will be a pickup and re-delivery charge.


Construction

Local building codes dictate that no construction may be attached to permanent building surfaces either in students’ bedrooms (e.g., ceilings, floors, and walls) or in any other area inside or outside of students’ bedrooms for example but not limited to common or living rooms or spaces.

Platform/loft beds are permitted only if they have been inspected, meet code and are approved by the Facilities Management Office and Mark Sweeney (Fires Safety Officer).

Students are not permitted to construct any type of wall to create another room or bedroom space for fire safety and building code reasons.

Any privacy “screen” must be free standing and no longer than a standard 6’3 panel folding screen. Questions pertaining to building codes and what is permitted should be directed to Facilities Management at facilities@haverford.edu.  Questions pertaining to Fires Safety should be directed to Mark Sweeney at msweeney@haverford.edu.

Office of the Dean of the College