Room and Apartment Configuration 

Residents and their roommate(s) may configure the beds in four ways depending on the building and its furniture: low, medium, high, and bunked. For specific information on each configuration, the approved configurations for residence halls, and information on how to request a configuration change, please review the information on Lofts in this document.  Some rooms may have different configuration due to design differences and renovations. All rooms have the same compliment of furniture and residents are encouraged to organize their room in a comfortable arrangement as long as it is safe and does not cause damage to the room, is not a fire/life/safety violation, or a health hazard. Resident Assistants members are available to help residents determine the best way to arrange the room.  Below are some items residents can consider for their space in order to feel comfortable while maintaining a safe environment:  

  • Rearrange the furniture  
  • Bring a carpet or a rug  
  • Hang posters and wall decorations with removable putty or tape that will not damage the walls  
  • Bring a computer/laptop and television  
  • Bring fans, humidifiers/dehumidifiers, and air purifiers 

It is not permitted for residents to do the following in their room/apartment:   

  • Remove a window screen  
  • Block exits, windows, vents, or AC unit  
  • Construct/erect lofts  
  • Paint or panel walls  
  • Make holes in walls  
  • Use halogen lamps  
  • Set up/store a waterbed  
  • Remove assigned furniture from the bedroom and/or apartment 
  • Store gas or battery-operated vehicles (including dockless vehicles, hovercrafts, mopeds, scooters, skateboards etc.) See gas or electric/battery-operated vehicles in "Storage and Liability". 

Traditional, suite-style, and apartment residents have paid for only a part of the living space. If at any time a resident is without a roommate or an apartment mate, the room, common areas, kitchen, and bathroom areas must be ready for someone else to move in. Students often move throughout the academic year. At no time during the semester may personal belongings take up more than one resident’s space of the furniture or floor space in a traditional room or more than a reasonable amount of the common area space in apartment kitchens, bathrooms, living room, and other areas.  

Lofts  

Lofts may not be constructed or erected in any residence hall room. However, most rooms do contain beds that can be arranged in multiple configurations. A description of the different configurations approved for each residence hall can be found at the Department of Housing and Residence Life’s website under Room Specifications. In general, traditional and suite-style beds will allow multiple configurations while beds in apartments do not.  Housing facility staff should perform all bed reconfigurations. To request a reconfiguration, complete a Maintenance Request online here or contact the Housing Facilities Work Center during business hours at 404-894-0520. 

Bed Rails 

In accordance with the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia requirements, bed rails must be used on all beds that are adjusted higher than thirty-six (36) inches at the top of the frame. Students and parents are not permitted to remove bed rails while the beds are in any position higher than thirty-six (36) inches at the top of the frame.  Students are also expected to keep the bed rails in their room or apartment. Students will be charged for any missing bed rails. Students signing their contract agree to a waiver of liability as a condition of raising the bed.