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Residence Hall Rooms

Below is a typical layout of a residence hall room in McIntyreWhiteDowney, and Orr halls. For more information and specifics about each hall, visit the individual hall pages.


Room Decoration & Care

You are encouraged to personalize your room with items from home. Be creative! However, please take note of the following:

  • Keep your room clean and safe.

  • You may not paint or alter your room in any way without written permission from the facilities manager (766-6503).

  • Keep signs and banners off your outside doors, windows, or exterior of building.

  • No mattresses other than those provided are allowed. You may bring a pillowtop or mattress pad to put on the provided mattress.

  • Waterbeds are not allowed.

Items to Consider Bringing:

  • Alarm Clock

  • Approved surge protector

    (For specifications visit the FAQ's page)

  • Bike

  • Cable wire for TV

  • Camera

  • Backpack

  • Bathrobe

  • Carpet or throw rugs

  • Cell phone

  • Coats, hats, gloves

  • Computer

  • Dishes

  • DVD/BluRay Player

  • Fan

  • Hangers

  • Headphones

  • Laundry basket & supplies

  • Microwave

  • Mini fridge (4.5 cu ft or less)

  • Poster putty (tape won't work)

  • School supplies

  • Stamps

  • Stereo or radio

  • Storage crates

  • Television

  • Toiletries

  • Towels

  • Shower caddy

  • Desk Lamp

  • Blankets

  • Comforter/bedspread

    • Sheets: twin extra long (36"x80") for rooms in Downey, McIntyre, Orr & White Halls.

    • Consider the RHA Linens Program for the following items. A portion of the proceeds from purchases from this program go back into the Residence Halls:

  • Pillow and pillow cases

Items to Leave at Home:

  • Alcohol and illegal substances

  • Pets (you may bring fish in a tank 20-gallons or less)

  • Hunting equipment such as firearms, archery equipment must be stored with the UW Police - will be accessible 24-hours/day

  • Drum sets and amplified instruments that can create a noise disturbance (instruments can be played in the Performing Arts building practice rooms)

  • Waterbeds or water-filled furniture

  • Mattresses or bed lofts - only those we provide are permitted in the halls

  • Martial arts weapons or any other instrument that may be used as a weapon, such as knives

  • Items that may be a fire hazard, including items with a visible heating element such as a halogen lamps, open coil burners, hot plates, toasters, toaster ovens, and George Foreman style grills.

  • Items that use an open flame such as candles or incense

  • Full-size refrigerators (must be 4.5 cu ft or less)

  • Window air conditioner

  • Large weight sets or exercise equipment

  • Large sofas and chairs

Please visit our FAQ's page for information on items that are not allowed in the halls.

Bed Lofting Options

All residence hall beds (with the exception of those in the Honors House) have the ability to be raised to a lofted height. The beds provide a number of adjustable heights, to a maximum height of 60".

Contact Us

Residence Life & Dining Services

Dept. 3394 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071-2000

Phone: (307) 766-3175

Toll Free: (866) 653-0212


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