For your convenience, Residence Life has partnered with College Products to rent lofts to students.
Lofts can be rented from College Products. These lofts are made of steel, take no tools to assemble, and are safety tested to 2,000 lbs. The lofts are rented by each individual student that wishes to loft their bed. There is an option for students to attach two individual lofts together for even more configurability by renting the “L-bracket” option. College Products delivers the lofts to campus so they are ready for you to pick-up on move-in day and collects them in April so you don’t have to worry about storing them over the summer. The lofts accommodate Adrian College’s Standard Twin Size mattresses. College Products also sells futons, mini fridges and safes.
Place your order now at www.collegeproducts.com/adco
Adrian College accepts no responsibility for the safety of a loft. It is constructed and used at your own risk. The College does not provide any services for construction, sale, or disposal of lofts.
Purpose of the Policy
Lofts are permitted in student rooms and assist in providing increased space, individual expression, and an atmosphere conducive to rest and study. The following safety guidelines are provided for construction of lofts. Violations of these guidelines may result in loft removal.
- Size of loft: Lofts are permitted to occupy up to 50% of the floor space in any room. Closet area will be included when calculating floor space.
- Height of loft: The top surface of the loft platform and the top of the mattress shall be at least 30 inches from the ceiling.
- Proximity to windows: No loft shall obstruct any window. Windows must be operable at all times and usable as a means of exit.
- Proximity to doors: No loft shall obstruct the door to the room at any time. The door must be fully operable at all times and must be usable as a means of exit or entry to the room.
- Damage to rooms: Lofts must be constructed to be free standing without attachment to furniture, wall, or any part of the room. They must be able to be removed from the room without damage to any part of the room or its furnishings. Residents of the room are responsible for any damage caused by the construction, installation, use or removal of a loft.
- Electrical safety: Lofts must not cover or stand within six inches of any electrical outlet or fixture.
- Decorative materials: Flammable decorative materials such as fishnets, curtains, paper products, posters, etc., may not be attached to the loft. Carpeting, foam, and other such material may be used for padding.
- Enclosing the loft: Lofts shall not be enclosed in any way.
- Ladders for loft access are mandatory. These are necessary for emergency exit as well as day-to-day access. Use of furniture to access the loft is dangerous and prohibited.
- The loft may not have playground equipment or other equipment attached such as slides, swings, hammocks. Lofts are for beds only; platforms for chairs, couches, etc. are not permitted.
- Removal of lofts: Lofts shall be removed from the room at the end of the school year. Storage is not provided during the summer.
- Bolts, lock washers, and nuts provide the greatest strength and facilitate removal. Nonstructural parts may be fastened with screws.
- The loft must be sturdy. Building the loft to the wall and inserting padded wedges can eliminate any wobbling.