Living On Campus
Standard Dorm Room Furniture
Your dorm room is furnished with one adjustable-height bed frame and mattress (requiring extra long twin size sheets), one dresser, one desk and one chair for each person living in the room, as well as waste and recycling baskets. Although not standard for every room on campus, some dorm rooms may contain book shelves. If you are living in a suite with a common area, no additional furniture is provided for that space.
One closet or one wardrobe is provided for each person living in a room. Wardrobes are bolted to the wall for stability and may not be moved under any circumstance. Moving a wardrobe will result in unsafe conditions and will cause damage to the wall. There are penalties for moving a wardrobe.
Configuring the Furniture in Your Room
With the exception of wardrobes which are attached to the wall, you are permitted to make changes to the configuration of the furniture in your room. If you have a roommate, coordinate the change and then arrange the furniture to your liking.
Instructions for Adjusting Your Bed
Watch this video to learn how to adjust your bed.
Need Bunk Bed Pegs, A Rail or A Ladder?
If you'd like to bunk the beds in your room and you need the pegs to do so, simply stop by the Facilities Customer Service Center in the MacMillan building and pick up a set of pegs. To request a rail or a ladder for your bunked beds, call Facilities Customer Service at 609-258-8000 or make an online service request.
Removing Furniture From Your Room
All furniture must remain in your dorm room for the duration of the academic year. If you choose to bring your own mattress you may request that the University issued mattress be removed, however the bed frame must remain in your room. To have a mattress removed from your room contact Building Services at 609-258-8000 or make an online service request.
If you choose to loft your bed your loft must comply with specific regulations concerning size and placement in the room. If you loft your bed your bed frame must remain in your room. During the normal fire inspection process your loft will be inspected to insure that these guidelines have been met. The Living Policies and Dining Services Guide issued by the Housing Office provides greater detail. A loft kit may be purchased or rented through Princeton Student Agencies. All lofts must be dismantled and removed prior to Move Out.
Need Additional Furniture?
Additional furniture, loft kits and accessories can be rented or purchased through Princeton Student Agencies. You can check out the products being offered in their product catalog, or visit their Tent Sale during Orientation Week. The Princeton University Store, located at 36 University Place, also sells dorm room furnishings.
Dorm Room Furniture and Fire Safety
The Living on Campus>>Safety on Campus>>Fire Safety section provides important information about furniture and fire safety.