I would like to hang CURTAINS in my room. What are the DIMENSIONS of each Residence Hall's WINDOWS?
Can I SWITCH ROOMS?
I noticed that the RESIDENCE HALLS are CLOSED during Winter Break; where do WINTER ATHELES STAY during this time?
Can I PAINT my residence hall room?
It is recommended that students obtain renter's insurance. The University assumes no liability for personal property lost through theft, fire or water damage, or other acts of God. All students are strongly encouraged to secure renters insurance while living in on-campus housing. Contact a local insurance agency to get a quote and begin a rental insurance policy. These are usually inexpensive and protect your property against damages which the University does not. More information can be found here.
You have a choice between keeping your bed on the ground (adjustable with max height 30 3/4"), lofting it (to fit the desk underneath), or bunking it with your roommate's bed (beds stacked).
Procedure to change your bed setup:
For athletes arriving before the two official First-Year move-in days:
- Your coach will distribute room keys.
- Visit your room to see how your bed is setup.
- If you would like a change in the current bed setup, you will need to call the University Facilities Help Desk at 540-458-8490 during business hours (M-F 7am-4:30pm) to request your desired setup. You must be on campus when placing the request. You may not request a bed change for your roommate (if applicable) unless you have both agreed to the bunked setup.
For all others in FY housing:
- On each of the two official move-in days you will check-in at the Residential Life tent to receive your room key.
- Visit your room to see how your bed is setup.
- If you would like to change your bed setup, you will need to visit the University Facilities tent (located beside the Residential Life tent during move-in day hours) to submit a work order. You may not request a bed change for your roommate (if applicable) unless you have both agreed to the bunked setup.
The first bed configuration setup change will be made at no charge. However, if multiple changes are requested for the same bed, there will be a charge to your student account ($50 per subsequent change).
There are a limited number of lofting kits and you may not request one prior to your move-in day. Lofting kits must be installed and/or removed by University staff. You may not use your own lofting kit. Requests are met on a first-come, first-served basis. All residents may have a bed rail upon request.
The beds in Graham-Lees and Gaines are adjustable - up to 30 3/4". If you want to keep your bed on the ground but would like more storage space, you can purchase and use bed lifts (aka bed risers). They are widely available at most home stores.
Please Note: Our University Facilities staff will do their best to get your bed setup changed in a timely fashion in the order requests are received. For early arrivals, staff will not be available to change bed configurations on Saturdays and Sundays or after 3pm on weekdays.
Most of the windows in First-Year residence halls measure 48″ wide by 64″ high. We suggest using tension rods to hang curtains. They're widely available at home stores. Nails/screws are NOT permitted.
The policy of the Office of Residential Life is that students need to live in their first room assignment for at least six weeks before submitting a request to switch rooms. If you think you have an extenuating circumstance, you will need to contact Dean Rodocker, but please know that most of the first-year rooms are occupied.
I noticed that the residence halls are closed for Winter Break; where do winter athletes stay during this time?
Winter athletes whose coaches require the team to be on campus are given special permission to remain in the residence halls. The coaches each send a list to residential life, and we supply public safety with the list of approved winter break residents.
No. You will be charged for the repainting of entire walls at check-out for any paint chips or other damages caused by the use of nails, adhesive strips, or tape.
Laundry rooms are available on campus with coin operated washers and dryers that also accept the University card. Alternatively, many students order laundry service through the University Cleaners and have their laundry picked up and delivered on a weekly basis. Click Here for more information about laundry services.
No; Microwaves are prohibited in residence hall rooms unless part of a MicroFridge unit. Washington and Lee has partnered with The Melvin Corporation on a MicroFridge Rental Program. Proceeds support Residential Life programming.
Students may bring their own small refrigerator as long as it follows the same or smaller specifications as the Microfridge unit. Specifications for the MicroFridge unit are available on The Melvin Corporation website.
Guests are permitted to stay in University housing no longer than three consecutive nights without permission of a Residential Life staff member. These visits should not exceed six days within a four week period, and must be pre-approved by all residents of the room or suite. Visitors must abide by all University policies and regulations. Students are responsible for all damages to the premises caused by their invited guests.
No. Students living on campus are not allowed to have pets in the residence halls. Service Animals are allowed as an accommodation for individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disability Act and University policy. Emotional assistance animals are allowed in housing if approved in advance as an accommodation for a documented disability in accordance with the Fair Housing Act, Virginia Fair Housing Law, and University policy and protocol.
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Room photos, as well as floor plans, are available on the Residence Life website.
80" x 39"