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Furnishings & Amenities 

General Information

Rooms are furnished with beds, desks and chairs, freestanding or built-in dressers, closet space, recycling bins, and wastebaskets. You may not remove University furniture or furnishings from your room.  Bathroom tissue paper is provided in all residence halls.  Most mattresses are 80 inches long and an extra-long twin sheet fits best.  Some beds are bunked; some triples have a loft provided by Ohio University. Most rooms have pull shades at each window.  The Convocation Center rooms have mini-blinds instead of pull shades.  If you would like more than a shade or mini blinds, you and your roommate(s) may bring curtains or a valance along with a tension (spring) rod for hanging those up. The inside window measurement width is 24” and the length is 78”.


Amenities


Carpet & Linen Purchases   :   Air Conditioning   :   Cable TV
Bed Lofts   :   Microwave / Refrigerator Units

 

Carpet and Linen Purchases

Carpet Purchase

To make your new home in the Ohio University residence halls a warm, comfortable place to live, the Residents' Action Council (tRAC) has made it possible for you to purchase carpet at a student discount. The carpet purchase helps to also serve as a fundraiser for tRAC.

By placing an order now, a carpet in the size and color of your choice will be delivered to your room in a roll for you to install. All carpeting is residential, brand new, and bound on all four sides. Carpet color selection includes: light blue, gray, hunter, beige, navy, burgundy and black.

If you have questions regarding this carpet sale, please call 1-800-892-8729 or visit www.rhcarpets.com/ohu.

The transaction, however, is an agreement between the student and the vendor. Ohio University serves only in the capacity of providing the opportunity for the transaction.

Ohio University holds no responsibility for the quality, delivery or service level provided by tRAC sponsored vendors.


Linen Purchase


Residence Hall Linens and Dorm Bedding Program
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The Residence Hall Linens program has been offered for 20 years at Ohio University. Residence hall rooms on campus have extra-long mattresses that require specially-sized sheets, blankets and comforters. Extra-long beds (greater than 76 inches in length) are meant to make all students comfortable.

We provide a large selection of custom-sized linens guaranteed to fit your college bed and guaranteed to last until graduation. Since XL sheets are more difficult to find, our goal is to make sure students and parents have the right size residence hall bedding for move-in each year. We also have a variety of other items for your new room, which include extra-long comforters, extra-long mattress pads, extra-long thermal blankets, pillows, and storage solutions.

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The transaction, however, is an agreement between the student and the vendor. Ohio University serves only in the capacity of providing the opportunity for the transaction.

Ohio University holds no responsibility for the quality, delivery or service level provided by tRAC sponsored vendors.



Air Conditioning

All of the university's residence halls on the West and East Greens, except for Jefferson, are completely air conditioned. On the South Green, Ewing House, Hoover House and Wray House have air conditioning on the third and fourth floors and have a number of air conditioned rooms on the first and second floors. Other South Green buildings have a limited amount of air conditioners on each floor.

Ohio University prohibits the installation of any kind of personal air conditioners, including stand alone units.

If a student has a medical condition that requires an air conditioned room, the student should select a room with air conditioning to meet their medical needs during the  room selection process.  

If you are unable to find an air conditioned space during your selection process, notify Residential Housing immediately. If a room change is needed to meet a student's medical needs, the room change will be for the affected student only.



Cable Television

The University CATVision provides a full lineup of channels, which includes standard cable service as well as a movie channel (HBO), foreign language channels and news from around the world. This cable service is available in each room at no additional charge. All that is needed is a cable-ready television and a coaxial cable. For more information on our channel lineup, please visit www.ohio.edu/catvision.



Bed Lofts

It is important to note that lofts may be utilized in most, but not all residence hall rooms. Be sure to read the information below to determine if your room will not accommodate a loft. If you are assigned to a triple, we recommend you wait until you arrive to decide if a loft will work in your particular room. Some (but not all) triple rooms already have one loft provided by the University. Normally these rooms will not accept an additional loft. Bedloft.com, our official loft company, has been provided with room data to assist with your decision. University beds are not permitted to be disassembled!  Rented lofts must be returned the last week of classes spring semester.

Please Note:   Only lofts obtained through Bedloft.com or provided by the university will be permitted. No personally constructed lofts or lofts that require our beds to be disassembled are allowed!

Ohio University has an agreement with Bedloft.com for the use of bed lofts in residence halls.  Bedloft.com currently partners with nearly 80 schools and rented over 24,000 lofts last year.  They are dedicated to providing the students of Ohio University with a superior product and superior service the entire academic year. Please contact Bedloft.com at www.bedloft.com for direct ordering of lofts.  Please visit the FAQ section of the website if you have any questions or contact Bedloft.com via e-mail at service@bedloft.com or by phone toll free at 866-651-5638.

bed lofts

The following rooms have dormer (slanted ceilings and/or walls) and may not accommodate a loft. We suggest that the student wait until they have a chance to evaluate the space within the room and discuss lofting and room configuration options with their roommate(s) prior to ordering a loft. Those rooms listed below in BOLD definitely will not accommodate a loft:


East Green

  • Biddle 302, 305, 306, and the entire 4th floor
  • Bush 303, 304, 306, 331, 332, 334, and the entire 4th floor
  • Gamertsfelder 319-322, 324, 343-354, 371-376, entire 4th floor
  • Jefferson 301-304, 380, 382, 385-387, 390, entire 4th floor
  • Lincoln entire 4th floor
  • Perkins 302, 304, 306, 331, 332, 334, and the entire 4th floor
  • Read 307, 323, 402, 406, 408
  • Shively 232, 234, 236, 237, 238, 240, 241, 242, 244, and the entire 3rd floor
  • Tiffin 301-313, 315, 338, 340, 341, 344-352, and the entire 4th floor, except 410
  • Voigt the entire 4th floor
  • Washington 301-312, 343-347, and the entire 4th floor

NOTE: Biddle, Read and Johnson Halls have desks with shelves that do not fit under a loft. This limits room arrangement options.


South Green

In Brown, Crawford, Mackinnon, and Pickering, quads will not accommodate a loft in the sleeping room. Doubles may be limited to lofting depending on room dimensions.

Some of the south green "mod style" buildings (buildings other than those listed above) also have desks with shelves that do not fit under a loft. This limits room arrangement options.


West Green

  • Boyd 321, 322, 338, 339, 343-364, 366, and the entire 4th floor
  • James 301-304, 308-311, 335-343, 349-356, and the entire 4th floor
  • Ryors 320, 321, 331, 335-341, 343-345, and the entire 4th floor
  • Sargent 301-304, 308-312, 335-343, 347, 348, 350, 351, 353-356, and the entire 4th floor
  • Treudley 303, 328, 330, 332-338, 340-342, and the entire 4th floor
  • Wilson 319-320, 322, 324, 326-328, 360, 361, 369-375, and the entire 4th floor

 


Refrigerator / Freezer / Microwave Unit

Each room is equipped with a combination refrigerator / freezer and microwave. This convenience makes late-night snacks much easier and safer than the traditional (and forbidden) hot plate. Please know that the electrical capacity is limited, so adding an additional refrigerator unit is not permitted.


For more information on using, maintaining and submitting work requests for the microfridge unit, please review the information below:


Operating Tips

PLEASE NOTE:  Ohio University prohibits the installation of personal refrigerators.

Please be aware of the following operating functions with your combination unit:

  • Power to the refrigerator will automatically be shutoff when the microwave is in operation. 
    • There is a 3-minute delay before power to the refrigerator is restored.
  • The motor will start and stop often to maintain the temperature you select.
    • If the unit is freezing food items, check the temperature settings to troubleshoot.
    • For directions on controlling unit temperature refer to the use and care section below.
  • The unit should be plugged directly into the wall outlet. Do not use extension cords/power strips.

Residents are responsible for keeping the units clean and for damages incurred, missing parts and excessive cleaning charges, if the unit is not properly maintained during occupancy of the room.

If you are experiencing trouble with your unit, please review the usage and care instructions below for basic troubleshooting tips. If the unit is still not operating properly, please fill out an online work request.

Use & Care

The following information pertains to Absocold "Cook n' Cool" units installed on campus.

Standard Units: (Installed in Single & Double size rooms)

  • Capacity 2.9 cubic feet
  • Dimensions: Heigth 44 ¾", Width 18 ½", Depth 19 ½"

To control temperature: Normally, the Temperature Control Knob should be at the “3” position. Colder temperature can be selected by turning the knob counterclockwise towards the “1” position.

When room temperature is high and the Temp Control Knob is set at “5” or “MAX” position for a long time, it is possible that the evaporator of the refrigerator compartment will be frosted heavily, which may cause insufficient cooling of the refrigerator compartment. In this case, the Temp Control Knob should be set at the “2” position or below until the heavy frost is gone. Later set the knob back to its normal setting.

Refrigerator compartment temperature and freezer compartment temperature will vary depending on the quantity of foods stored and on the frequency with which doors are opened.

To Defrost: This refrigerator/ freezer has separate defrosting systems, one for each compartment.

  • Freezer Compartment: When the freezer compartment is frosted about ¼ inch thick, defrosting is required. Frosting will interfere with proper freezing. When frost is thin or soft, scrape off and remove frost on freezer compartment walls with scraper provided. This can be done without interrupting freezing operation. When frost is hard or heavy, remove foods from freezer compartment. Next, set the Temp Control Knob at the “OFF” position. When ice/frost on the side walls and ceiling of the freezer compartment comes off, remove ice and melted water with the scraper provided and a cloth. After defrosting, reset Temp Control Knob at normal position.
  • Refrigerator Compartment: As long as the Temp Control is set at the normal position, the evaporator of the refrigerator compartment is automatically defrosted and no manual operations are needed to defrost. Defrosted water is drained out to the evaporating tray on the back of the refrigerator cabinet.

Large Units (Installed in Triple & Quad size rooms)

  • Capacity 4.8 cubic feet
  • Dimensions: Heigth 57", Width 18 ½", Depth 22 ¼"

To control temperature: At first, set the refrigerator and the freezer temperature controls on MED. Wait 24 hours for the entire cabinet to cool. Then adjust controls, if needed. Setting MIN is the warmest. Never turn cold control OFF unless both sections are empty.

Microwave Instructions

Setting the Time

  1. Touch STOP / CLEAR.
  2. Touch CLOCK.
  3. Enter the time by using the number key pads.
  4. Example: To set 3:15, touch number key pads [3], [1], and [5].
  5. Touch CLOCK.


Timed Cooking

Many foods need slower cooking (at less than HI power) in order to give you the best results. In addition to HI-POWER, there are 10 multi-power settings. Example: If you want to cook food on 80% Power (Power 8) for 5 minutes 30 seconds.

  1. Touch STOP / CLEAR.
  2. Touch TIME. Display shows 0.
  3. Enter 5 minutes 30 seconds by touching [5], [3], and [0].
  4. Touch POWER. P-HI appears in the display. This is to tell you that the oven is set on HI unless a different power setting is chosen.
  5. Touch [8] to select power level 8.
  6. Touch START. Two short and one long tone sound and the word END shows in the display window when the cooking time is over. Then the oven shuts itself off.


One Touch Control

This function allows you to cook popcorn, potato, beverage, fresh vegetable, food plate, and frozen entrees by touching the 'One Touch' keypad.

  1. Touch STOP / CLEAR.
  2. Example: To cook a 3.5 oz. bag of microwave popcorn.
  3. Touch POPCORN once. The oven begins cooking without need to touch START.
    • To Cook a 3.0 oz. bag Touch button twice.
    • To Cook a 1.75 oz. bag Touch button three times.


Ez On

Ez On allows you to cook for 30 seconds at 100% power by touching the Ez On pad. You can also extend cooking time in multiples of 30 seconds by repeatedly touching Ez On during cooking.

  1. Touch STOP / CLEAR.
  2. Example: To set cooking for 2 minutes. ..
  3. Touch Ez On 4 times. Oven begins cooking and display shows time counting down.


Timer

Timer can be used for purposes other than cooking. Be sure to follow these steps to properly use the microwave as a timer. Do Not operate / run the microwave while it is empty as a timing mechanism.

  1. Touch STOP / CLEAR.
  2. Touch TIMER.
  3. Touch numbers for time, [3], [0], [0]. (Ex. 3 Minutes)
  4. Touch START

Safety Instructions

The unit must be properly grounded. Connect only to properly grounded outlets. Unless the grounding method is followed, you are not protected against severe or lethal shock, in the event of a short circuit of an electrical component or wiring of the refrigerator.

  • Do Not use extension cords or multi-connection power strips.
  • The unit should be plugged directly into the wall outlet.
  • If you unplug the refrigerator, allow at least three minutes before restarting.
  • Allow 24 hours for your refrigerator to reach a new temperature setting.
  • In case of a prolonged power outage or an electrical disconnect, check unit for spoiled food.
  • Use the three-prong plug with a three-prong grounded wall outlet.
  • Use 120 volts, 60 Hz. (60cycles A.C.)


Reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:

  • Do Not use the cavity for storage purposes.
  • Do Not use aluminum foil during cooking cycle.
  • Do Not leave paper products, cooking utensils, or food in the cavity when not in use.
  • Do Not overcook food. Carefully attend appliance when paper, plastic, or other combustible materials are placed inside the oven to facilitate cooking.
  • Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic bags before placing bag in oven.
  • If materials inside the oven ignite, KEEP OVEN DOOR CLOSED, turn oven off, and disconnect the power cord or shut off power at the fuse or circuit breaker panel.


To avoid possible exposure to excessive microwave energy:

  • Do Not attempt to operate this oven with the door open since open-door operation can result in harmful exposure to microwave energy. It is important not to defeat or tamper safety interlocks.
  • Do Not place any object between the oven front face and the door or allow soil or cleaner residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces.
  • Do Not operate the oven if it is damaged. It is particularly important that the oven door close properly and that the door is not bent, hinges and latches are not broken or loosened, and no damage to the door seals and sealing surfaces has occurred.


To reduce the risk of personal injury while using product:

  • Use this appliance only for its intended use as described on this page.
  • Do Not use corrosive chemicals or vapors in this appliance. This type of oven is specifically designed to heat, cook, or dry food. It is not designed for industrial or laboratory use.
  • Some products with sealed containers or closed jars are able to explode and should not be heated in oven. Never use your microwave oven to cook eggs in the shell.
  • Do Not operate this appliance if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, or if it has been damaged or dropped. Do not immerse cord or plug in or around water.
  • Do Not let cord hang over the edge of a table or counter. Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
  • Do Not cover or block any openings on the appliance.
  • When cleaning surfaces of door and oven that comes together on closing the door, use only mild, nonabrasive soaps, or detergents applied with a sponge or soft cloth.
  • As with any appliance, close supervision is necessary when used by children.
  • The oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except qualified service personnel. Fill out an online work request for qualified service personnel to examine, repair or replace the unit.


To reduce the risk of injury while heating liquids:

  • Liquids such as water, coffee, or tea are able to be overheated beyond the boiling point without appearing to be boiling due to surface tension of the liquid. Visible bubbling or boiling when the container is removed from the microwave oven is not always present.
  • Do not overheat the liquid.
  • Stir the liquid both before and halfway through heating it.
  • Do not use straight-sided containers with narrow necks.
  • After heating, allow the container to stand in oven for a short time before removing.
  • Use extreme care when inserting spoon or other utensil into the container.


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