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Residence Hall Rooms|Residence Life & Dining Services

Below is a typical layout of a residence hall room in McIntyre, White, Downey, and Orr halls.  Hill Hall rooms are slightly different. For more information and specifics about each hall, visit the individual hall pages.

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Room Decoration & Care

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

  • Residence Life & Dining Services provides beds that can be bunked or lofted in your room. Loft kits are requested by indicating a loft kit on your contract. White Hall beds are adjustable and do not require a loft kit, though they do not raise as high as beds in the other residence halls. If you would like to request a loft kit and did not indicate your request on the contract please email our office at reslife-dining@uwyo.edu. No other beds or lofts will be permitted in the residence halls.
  • 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
  • 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 (800 watts or less)
  • 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 Lamo
  • Blankets
  • Comforter/bedspread
  • Sheets: twin extra long (36"x80") for rooms in Downey, McIntyre, Orr & White Halls. Queen sheets for rooms in Hill Hall.
    • 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
  • Large amp appliances (over 800 watts)
  • 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/Bunking Options

All residence hall beds have the ability and equipment necessary to be bunked. Additional equipment is not needed to bunk the beds.

Loft kits raise the bed without a bunk underneath. Loft kits may be requested via your contract for housing and Dining Plans. Distribution of loft kits to those on the waiting list will take place at move-in. White Hall beds do not, and cannot, use a standard loft kit. White Hall beds are adjustable and raise to a height of up to 60".

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