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Lofting Kits

Reserving Lofting Kits

Students who want to loft their beds must use Earlham College approved lofting kits. Earlham offers a limited number of lofting kits for students to utilize throughout the academic year at no charge. These kits are available by reservation starting July 8 through July 29, and then on a first-come, first-served basis. Loft kits may be reserved beginning July 3 using the online Loft Reservation Form. The deadline for reserving loft kits is July 29, 2019. After this date, the remaining loft kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis when the halls open for new students on August 17.

Pick-up Information

Loft kits are available for pick-up from Warren Hall basement beginning August 17 at 8:00 a.m. Students must pick up their loft kit from the Warren Hall basement between August 17 - August 20. Earlham College is not able to deliver loft kits to student spaces. All reserved loft kits should be picked up by Tuesday, August 20. Any reserved loft kits not picked up by this date will be offered to the next individual requesting a loft kit.

Fall Loft Pick-Up Hours

Saturday, August 17 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 18 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Monday, August 19 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 20 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Return Information

Loft kits must be returned to the College prior to a student moving out of their residence hall. Students not returning for the spring semester should make arrangements to return their loft kits by Friday, December 13, 2019. Students leaving at the conclusion of spring semester should make plans to return their loft kit to Warren Hall basement prior to Friday, May 8, 2020. Exceptions may apply for approved late departures.

All lofts should be returned to the loft storage room in the basement of Warren Hall where they should be signed back in with a Residence Life staff member.  Loft kits should not be left behind in student rooms, in residence hall hallways or stairwells, or in the hallway outside of the loft storage room.  Students who do not properly return their loft kit may be responsible for a $25 improper return fee that will be added to their student account after checking out of their student room.

If a student no longer wants their loft kit during a semester, they may either make arrangements with the Area Director of Warren, Wilson, & Mills to return the loft kit during RA-on-call hours or complete a Loft Transfer form and transfer the loft to another student.

Fall Loft Return Hours

Friday, December 7 - Thursday, December 12  9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday, December 13 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



Spring Loft Return Hours

Friday, May 1 - Thursday, May 7  9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 7 - Friday, May 8 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



Loft Replacement Costs

There are three main pieces of each lofting kit - two wooden bed ends and one metal horizontal support bar.  In the event that a student loses or damages parts of their lofting kit, they may be responsible for repair and/or replacement costs.  These costs will be added to their student account after checking out of their student room.

Wooden Bed Ends $121 for the set ($60.50 for each end)
Horizontal Support Bar $111


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