Rooms are furnished per person with a bed, desk and chair, freestanding or built-in dressers, and closet space. Collectively the room shares the recycling bin, wastebasket, and microfridge. You may not remove University furniture or furnishings from the 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 to be able to have maximize floor space. These lofts provided by the University cannot be removed. Most rooms have pull shades at each window. The Convocation Center rooms have mini-blinds and Bromley Hall has curtains 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 measurements are listed on the floor plan of most rooms. All of the University's residence halls are completely air conditioned.
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 also serves as a fundraiser for tRAC.
By placing an order now, your carpet will be shipped to your home boxed for easier travel to campus. All carpeting is residential, brand new, and bound on all four sides. Carpet color selection includes: light blue, gray, beige, navy, and black.
If you have questions regarding this carpet sale, please call 1-800-892-8729 or visit https://www.ocm.com/ohu/carpets
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.
Ohio University Residence Hall Linens and College Bedding Program
OCM hosts the Residence Hall Linens program which 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.
OCM provides 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. OCM also has 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.
Guarantee Your First Choice Today
Parents and students who respond early are guaranteed to receive their top choice of college bedding and to have the widest assortment of options. OCM's residence hall room bedding and accessories are ensured with a 100% satisfaction guarantee right up to graduation. If you are ever dissatisfied with our bedding, your linens may be returned for a full refund.
"Shopping OCM was a great, fun, fast and easy experience. I was delighted by the quality of your products, your vast selection of choices and your outstanding guarantee." - C. Parkinson, parent of first-year student
"All set for life in the dorm! OCM offers a variety of awesome sets that are great for any college student and are guaranteed for graduation." - S Maine (2023), first-year student
"I am absolutely in love with my new products from @ocmcollegelife. This bedroom and bathroom kit will be so useful on move in day! If you are soon moving into a dorm @ocmcollegelife is the best place for you. Everything they have is so cute!! Thank you #ocmcollegelife" - C Perez de Arminan (2024) second year student
Ohio University no longer provides wired cable on campus. However, all on campus residents are granted access to SpectrumU. SpectrumU is a video streaming service that uses residents’ Ohio email to give them access to 130 live channels and over 7,000 hours of On-Demand content. SpectrumU can be streamed on a computer, mobile device, or a video streaming device attached to your TV. Please visit our SpectrumU page for more information.
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. Most triple rooms already have one loft provided by the University. Normally these rooms will not accept an additional loft. The following triples DO NOT have a university provided bed loft.
- Biddle 112, 209, 212, 426
- Bush 324
- Jefferson 304, 352, 455
- Lincoln 406
- Read 115, 309, 333, 406, 408
- Shively 202, 215
- Pickering 432
- James 242, 256
- Bromley 208, 308, 310, 408, 508, 510, 608 ,618, 628, 708, 710, 718, 728, 808, 810, 818, 828, 908, 910, 918, 928
Bedloft.com, our official loft company, has been provided with room data to assist with your decision. Rented lofts must be returned the last week of classes spring semester following the instructions provided to the student via Bedloft.
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!
Cinderblocks used to construct a make-shift loft are unsafe and cause damage to floors. Students may purchase commercially made plastic bed risers to allow for more space under a bed. These should be no higher than 12 inches. All requests to bunk beds should be made through Facilities Management.
Ohio University partners with Bedloft.com to offer students a number of convenient, affordable products and services to create more space in their residence hall room. Students can place their order online at Bedloft. Place your order by the August deadline on the site to guarantee FREE bed loft delivery and assembly to your room before move-in day. Please visit the FAQ section of the website if you have any questions or contact Bedloft.com via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone toll free at 866-651-5638.
Additional Purchase Products
- Futon: The versatile futon can be used as a love seat, lounger, or full-sized bed and is customized to fit under the bed lofts at Ohio University. A great way to have additional seating in your room for you and your friends!
- Loft Bed TV Hanger: This one-of-a-kind TV hanger allows you to hang up to a 42” flat screen television directly from your bed loft! It safely secures your TV without leaving any marks or holes on the walls – essential for college living!
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. 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.
The rooms listed below in BOLD definitely will not accommodate a loft:
- Biddle The entire 4th floor
- Bush 331 and the entire 4th floor
- Gamertsfelder 319-322, 324, 343-354, 371-376, entire 4th floor
- Jefferson 346-349, 392-397, entire 4th floor
- Lincoln 325-341, entire 4th floor
- Perkins 302, 304, 306, 331, 332, 334, and the entire 4th floor
- Read 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.
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.
South green "mod style" buildings (buildings other than those listed above or suite style buildings) also have desks with shelves that do not fit under a loft. This limits room arrangement options.
- Tanaka 415-421, 423, 431-438
- Carr 415-421, 423, 431-438
- Luchs 417-421, 423, 431-436
- Sowle 417-421, 423, 431-436
- 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
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 prohibited) 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:
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: Height 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: Height 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.
Setting the Time
- Touch STOP / CLEAR.
- Touch CLOCK.
- Enter the time by using the number key pads.
- Example: To set 3:15, touch number key pads , , and .
- Touch CLOCK.
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.
- Touch STOP / CLEAR.
- Touch TIME. Display shows 0.
- Enter 5 minutes 30 seconds by touching , , and .
- 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.
- Touch  to select power level 8.
- 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.
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.
- Touch STOP / CLEAR.
- Example: To set cooking for 2 minutes...
- Touch Ez On 4 times. Oven begins cooking and display shows time counting down.
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.
- Touch STOP / CLEAR.
- Touch TIMER.
- Touch numbers for time, , , . (Ex. 3 Minutes)
- Touch START
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.
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.
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.
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.