Many of our residents have found that lofting their beds enables them to use the floor space in their rooms more efficiently. The University of Wisconsin-Platteville chapter of National Residence Hall Honorary works with Collegiate Marketing Inc. to provide rental lofts to students on campus. The Department of Residence Life is excited to offer a loft delivery option to have the loft pieces delivered to their room before they move in at no additional charge if ordered by the deadline. Due to the popularity of this program it is strongly advised that you pre-order a loft.

We have two different loft systems on campus. The loft you need will depend on the building you live in.

Wooden Loft Kits

Residents assigned to the following buildings utilize the wooden loft kits. These loft kits are component extensions from the original bed frame and stored within each building. All lofts include an optional ladder and rail. For an additional cost, you may rent a shelf on which to set alarm clocks, books, glasses, or other items.

Rountree Commons
Students who rent lofts in Rountree Commons will have the loft placed and assembled inside their suites. At this time Rountree Commons does not have shelves or ladders available to students, however, all the lofts include a safety rail, and will be charged through the Rountree Portal.

Wooden Loft Rental (Rountree Commons)

Bridgeway Commons, Dobson Hall, McGregor Hall, Melcher Hall, Porter Hall, Southwest Hall, and Wilgus Hall 
This loft is rented from our department through your PASS account. Log into StarRez via the Housing/Meals tile in PASS and sign up for your loft. We will provide you with the different pieces your bedframe requires to loft your bed.

Wooden Loft Rental (PASS login)

Wooden Loft Instructional Video

  • Q: Am I allowed to bring or build my own loft?

    A: No. If a student wishes to loft their bed, they must rent a bed loft using the Residence Life office rental application. DIY lofts pose a liability risk as they can be dangerous.


    Q: Am I able to rent a loft throughout the year?

    A: Yes! Please see the hall staff in your specific building to fill out the appropriate paperwork and receive your loft.


    Q: What happens to my loft if I move?

    A: When you move halls, you can take your loft with you or obtain a loft for that building's loft style for no charge. Please work with your current hall staff to return your old loft.


    Q: What if I no longer want my loft?

    A: Please work with your hall staff to return your loft. Please contact the Department of Residence at 608.342.1845 to inquire about refunds. Refunds are dependent upon the time in which you return your loft, typically the first three weeks of the semester.


    Q: Is the loft adjustable?

    A: The loft is adjustable and can be set to a low or high setting. Please view the video to the right to see how to adjust the loft and the approximate height of the loft.


    Q: Are tools required to assemble a loft?

    A: To see how to assemble, please view the wooden loft instructional video. To assemble a loft you will need two people and a rubber mallet. Rubber mallets are available for check-out from the main desk at no charge.


    Q: Can I remove furniture from my room?

    A: Furniture may be rearranged within the room, however, no pieces may be removed from the room. All bed ends are used in the assembly of the loft.


    Q: What pieces are available with this loft?

    A: Wooden lofts include: two extender side pieces, two metal braces, an optional ladder, an optional safety rail, and an optional shelf (for an additional charge). PLEASE NOTE: Rountree Commons does not have ladder or shelf pieces available.

  • Students who rented lofts in Bridgeway, Dobson, McGregor, Melcher, Rountree, Porter, Southwest and Wilgus Halls will need to see residence hall staff for information and instructions on how and when to return your loft.

Metal Loft Kits

Morrow Hall
Residents assigned to Morrow Hall utilize these kits. The University of Wisconsin-Platteville chapter of National Residence Hall Honorary works with Collegiate Marketing Inc. to provide these rental lofts to the residents of these buildings. They provide an entire loft system that you put together and set your bed upon.

Metal Loft Rental Application

Metal Loft Instructional Video

  • Q: Am I allowed to bring my own loft?

    A: No. If a student wishes to loft their bed, they must rent a bed loft using the appropriate Residence Life office rental application. DIY lofts pose a liability risk as they can be dangerous.


    Q: Am I able to rent a loft throughout the year?

    A: Yes! Please contact Collegiate Marketing and email lofts-l@uwplatt.edu to rent a loft after the academic year has started.


    Q: What happens to my loft if I move?

    A: When you move halls you can take your loft with you or obtain a loft for that building's loft style for no charge. Please email lofts-l@uwplatt.edu to arrange a time to return your old loft. It is highly recommended that you email at least a week in advance to arrange a time with a loft coordinator to drop off your loft at the Morrow Hall basement.


    Q: What if I no longer want my loft?

    A: Please email lofts-l@uwplatt.edu to arrange a time to return your old loft. It is highly recommended that you email at least a week in advance to arrange a time with a loft coordinator to drop off your loft at the Morrow Hall basement.


    Q: Is the loft adjustable?

    A: The loft has one height setting, leaving ample space to feel comfortable in the bed and underneath it.


    Q: What are the futon's dimensions?

    A: The futons that are sold by Collegiate Marketing are 60" wide by 36" deep and weigh 53 lbs. The futon mattress is 73" by 52" with a thickness of 4."


    Q: Are tools required to assemble a loft?

    A: To see how to assemble, please view the metal loft instructional video. To assemble a loft you will need two people, an adjustable wrench, a screwdriver, and an allen wrench. While these tools may be checked out from the main desk, it is recommended that families bring their own tools during move-in, as many families will be checking out these tools at the same time.


    Q: Can I remove furniture from my room?

    A: Furniture may be rearranged within the room, however, the only pieces of furniture that may be removed are the two wooden headboards of the bed. These pieces may be taken to a student's home for the academic year, but must be returned prior to finals week to reassemble the bed and avoid an additional charge.

  • If you would like to return your metal loft due to no longer wanting/needing it, room change to a different hall, or withdrawal from the university, please email lofts-l@uwplatt.edu to schedule an individual appointment.

    For details on end of the academic year metal loft returns, please contact your Residence Assistant or email lofts-l@uwplatt.edu.

Additional loft information

You can rent a loft throughout the year. There will be Collegiate Marketing for renting options after the academic year has started. If you wish to loft your bed at any time, you must rent a bed loft using the appropriate Residence Life office rental application for the wooden lofts or the Collegiate Marketing Inc. application for the metal lofts.

  • DIY lofts pose a liability risk as they can be dangerous, therefore they are not allowed in residence halls.
  • Lofts can be taken with students to a different hall upon moving, switched for a different loft style to better fit new accommodations, or returned if no longer needed.
  • Failure to return the rental loft at designated or arranged times will result in a $50 improper loft return charge.
  • Failure to return the rental loft will result in a purchase charge of $300 for wooden lofts and $400 for metal lofts.
  • If you stored your headboards/footboards for the academic year, remember to return them to your room before the loft return date in May so that you can reassemble your bed.

Important Notice
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville assumes no liability for the safety of any loft rented for use in your residence hall room. This means that you assume liability for anything in your room.

Contact Information

Residence Life


0120 Royce Hall