Furniture and Décor

furniture & decorWhen you first walk in to your room / apartment, it is a blank slate waiting to be personalized. Plants, posters, pictures, wall hangings are all welcome. Make your space your own! Here are some basic rules you need to know:

  • No holes. The most common damage charges assessed to residents are for nail / tack holes in walls and adhesive damage from tape. You may hang items using Command Strips or poster putty (so long as it does not damage the wall). Nails, screws, and tacks are not to be used.
  • No wallpapering or painting - unless it is Berkshire White. If your room needs painting, the DOR will provide the paint free of charge. Only paint provided by the DOR may be used. Wall murals are not allowed in student rooms. Contact the Service Center (294-3322) for details.
  • Nothing on the ceiling in Wallace-Wilson. Nothing should come in contact with the ceiling. This includes posters, stars, lights, cords, tape, lofts, etc.

Residence Hall Furniture

The DOR provides furniture in student rooms that is meant for long term use. We ask that you treat it with care so that you and others may enjoy it. Our furniture, like our buildings, varies in type and style. In some halls, furniture is built-in while in others it is free-standing. Some rooms are carpeted; some rooms have tile or wood floors. Beds may be lofted, bunked or "on the floor." Refer to specific hall and house pages for more information. Typical residence hall furnishings include:

  • One per resident
    • Bed frame and mattress - extra long twin; 36" x 80" x 8"
    • Desk and desk chair
    • Wardrobe / Closet
    • Wastebasket
  • One per room
    • Dresser
    • Shower curtain (suite rooms only)
    • Window drapes  / blinds
    • Micro fridge (Wallace & Wilson only)
      • Total height - 42.5", refrigerator is 2.1 cu. ft., freezer is .7 cu. ft., 700 watts with power guard (refrigerator/freezer turns off when microwave is in use)
    • Couch and two chairs (Martin Corner & Lofted Suites only)

You may bring additional furniture, but space is limited, so please keep the following in mind:

  • Check with your roommate(s) first to make sure you aren't bringing duplicates of the same items.
  • Empty and/or filled kegs are not allowed as room furniture. Waterbeds and hot tubs are not permitted, nor are traffic / street signs without proof of purchase.
  • If you use your own furniture rather than what we provide, storage of the items you don't use is your responsibility.
    • LIMITED storage is in some buildings and not at all in others. Check with your Hall Desk for details.
    • Do not put your furniture in the dens, hallways, or stairwells. Staff are required to move these items due to the fire hazard they represent. However, these pieces will not be marked as yours or stored for you.  You will still be responsible for these items to be in your room at check out.
  • Upon check-out all university provided furniture must be it its original location and condition. The cost of missing or broken furniture will be charged to you at the full replacement rate.

In rooms where lofts are not provided, many students choose to build their own. Refer to our Lofts & Bunks section for details.

Common Area Furniture

Furniture in the common areas is for the use of residents of that floor/house and may not be removed from that common area. Any student who removes common-area furniture will be required to return it and may be sanctioned. If common area furniture is found in a student's room or apartment, the occupants of the residence will be charged accordingly.

Apartment Furniture

As with residence hall furniture, the DOR provides apartment furniture that is meant for long-term use. We ask that you treat it with care so that you and others may enjoy it. For detailed information about the quantities and types of furniture available in our apartment communities, please visit the specific Frederiksen Court, Legacy, Iowa State University West (formerly Maricopa/Walton), University Village and Schilletter Village pages.