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Furniture Policy

FURNITURE

Upon arriving, your room will be clean and in its original configuration.  Each student is provided a regular twin size bed, desk, chair, dresser, and closet/wardrobe, and these items must remain in your room throughout the year. Bedrooms also have door locks and window blinds/shades. 

Configuration

  • Bed ends are designed to be used as ladders for lofted or bunked beds.  Ladders are available by request. 
  • Students cannot adjust bed heights. 
  • Resident beds may not be pushed together to make a larger bed.  
  • Furniture or decorations should not block any fire safety equipment or the door. 
  • Personal items should not be stored on or in front of the PTAC (air/heating) unit. 
  • Furniture must be returned to its original configuration prior to your check out appointment.  If you had your bed height adjusted, leave the bed at its current height and move all other furniture as close as possible to its original configuration.  Failure to return the furniture in the room (the only exception is bed height) to its original configuration will be charged a $150 fine. 
  • Furniture and floors should not be damaged if the furniture is rearranged, otherwise you will be charged for appropriate damages. 
  • Provided furniture may not be exchanged, replaced, or brought to other rooms in the building.  Mattresses should remain on the bed frames. 
  • There is no on-site furniture storage available. 

55th Street

MMC has begun to convert from all wooden furniture to metal-framed beds with wooden accessories.  The metal-framed furniture allows for a few extra inches of space in the rooms; eventually all rooms at 55th Street will contain this new design.  

Currently there are two different types of furniture throughout 55th Street:

  • Floors 3-21, 26-29, and 31-32: All wooden furniture. 
  • Room 402 and Floors 22-25 and 30: Metal framed beds, with modern, wooden accessories

Once your roommates all arrive, you are welcome to rearrange your room to an extent, so please keep in mind:

  • Furniture cannot block the PTAC (air/heating) unit. You will be asked to move your furniture if it blocks the unit.
  • No furniture should be stacked except on Floors 22-25 and 30, dressers can be stacked two high.

Many rooms at 55th Street were designed with lofted or bunked beds, and we have de-lofted/de-bunked where possible.  Students are not permitted to loft/de-loft or bunk/de-bunk their beds on their own. Doing so can damage the furniture, and moving it on your own can result in a judicial meeting and/or fine.  Bed heights that can be changed can only be adjusted by MMC Facilities staff. We will have Facilities staff on-site to assist during move-in. After move-in, students will be able to submit a maintenance request to have their bed raised or lowered. Facilities will raise/lower beds weekly through the first month of the semester.  Should you require a lofted/de-lofted bed as a disability accommodation, please contact the Office of Disability Services to request this accommodation prior to moving in.  There may be instances that de-lofting a bed is not an option, and we will offer you an alternative space to move to, if available.

Cooper Square

All furniture at Cooper Square is metal-framed with modern, wooden accessories. Cooper Square was designed with a specific furniture layout, and unfortunately, furniture cannot be rearranged to a different configuration.  If you decide to move your furniture, you will be asked to return it to its original configuration and charged a $150 fee.

 Beds are set at a permanent height. Lofted or bunked beds cannot be de-lofted or de-bunked, and low beds cannot be lofted. Doing so can damage the furniture, and moving it on your own can result in a judicial meeting and/or fine.  Should you require a lofted/de-lofted  bed as a disability accommodation, please contact the Office of Disability Services to request this accommodation prior to choosing your bed during Fall Housing Selection  or moving in.   There may be instances that de-lofting a bed is not an option, and we will offer you an alternative space to move to, if available.

Public Furniture

Lounge and public area furniture and equipment (including MMC laundry baskets) are for everyone’s use. If you are using lounge space, please return the furniture to its proper configuration as noted on the room layout guide posted in the lounge space. Please do not remove the furniture from these areas. Residents will be charged a $25/day fine for furniture removal from the public areas.

Outside Furniture

For health and safety reasons, students are prohibited from bringing their own furniture into the residence halls except for certain items listed below.  

Prohibited furniture includes:
  • upholstered furniture 
  • untreated wooden furniture
  • futon couches or chairs
  • any furniture containing cushions or stuffing
  • bean bags
  • pillows longer than four feet 
  • halogen lamps
  • octopus lamps
  • sunlamps
  • pillow chairs
  • mattress toppers thicker than 3”
  • outside loft kits

Acceptable furniture items include: 

  • butterfly, papasan, or tailgate chairs that can be folded up 
  • office or rolling chairs 
  • new wooden, metal, or plastic shelves no larger than 48” tall
  • plastic storage bins

Residence Life reserves the right to modify or add to this list at any time. Prohibited furniture items found within the residence hall will be removed and discarded. Residents responsible for the items will be charged a $100 fine per item, plus the cost of pest removal or prevention treatment, if necessary.