Housing & Residence Life

Room Furnishings

Mattress & bed frame: Mattresses are extra long (XL) twin. The actual dimensions are approximately 80 inches long x 36 inches wide x 7 inches deep. Bed frames are able to be lofted if requested after moving into the room.  Bed frames are adjustable so that the mattress can be raised and lowered to allow the dressers and bookshelves to fit beneath. Be sure to check out the loft policy.

Desk, Bookshelves, and Desk Chairs: Rooms are equipped with one desk and chair per student. The style of the desk may vary between building but the desks are approximately 42 inches wide and 24 inches deep. In some buildings, the desk is slightly smaller and comes with a separate cabinet unit that can be used as an extension of the desk or can function as a night table. Desk chairs are two position chairs with cushioned bases and backs. The fabric color varies by building.

Chest of Drawers (Dresser): Each student also has a chest of drawers with either 3 or 5 wide, deep drawers. In some buildings the chest of drawers fits neatly under the bed or depending on the configuration of the room, the chest of drawers can be placed in the closet.

Cable/Ethernet/Phone Outlet:  All residence halls have wireless network access and each bedroom has one active Ethernet port. As of Fall 2011, landlines for phone and cable are no longer available in individual student rooms. Students should plan to bring a cell phone. The University has worked with two carriers, Verizon and AT&T, to install signal boosters in the buildings to ensure stronger signals.


  • Alspaugh, Pegram, Brown, Bassett, East, Epworth, Giles, Wilson, and Jarvis maintain their original wooden floors (a few individual rooms in these buildings may be carpeted).
  • Blackwell, Randolph, Bell Tower, and Southgate are carpeted.
  • GA floors are covered in a vinyl plank tile.

If you intend to purchase a large rug for your room, it is advisable to wait until you get to campus to measure the actual floor space before making your purchase. Some of the rooms have interesting architecture including hallways, doorways, and kneewalls which may alter the shape of the floor space.