Rooms are furnished per person with a bed, desk and chair, freestanding or built-in dressers, and closet space. Collectivley 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 cannont be removed. 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 measurements are listed on the floor plan of each room.
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, beige, navy, and black.
If you have questions regarding this carpet sale, please call 1-800-892-8729 or visit 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.
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.
Parents and students who respond early are guaranteed to receive their top choice of college bedding and to have the widest assortment of options. Our 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.
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All of the University's residence halls on the West and East Greens, 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 standalone 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 Housing and Residence Life immediately. If a room change is needed to meet a student's medical needs, the room change will be for the affected student only.
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
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 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 bedloft.
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 www.bedloft.com.
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 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 www.bedloft.com. Place your order by AUGUST 7 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 email@example.com or by phone toll free at 866-651-5638.
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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:
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.
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:
PLEASE NOTE: Ohio University prohibits the installation of personal refrigerators.
Please be aware of the following operating functions with your combination unit:
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
The following information pertains to Absocold "Cook n' Cool" units installed on campus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.