Bed Height Options
A variety of bed heights are available to students in the Residence Halls depending on which hall you live.
- Craig, Elrod, Duniway, Jesse, Knowles, Pantzer, Turner, and the 1st-4th floors of Miller Hall have the choice of standard height, captain height, or lofted height.
- Miller Hall 5th floor offers the choice of standard or captain height, but not lofts due to ceiling height constraints.
- Bed height change requests apply only to the Residence Halls and are not available in Lewis and Clark Village or University Villages.
UM Housing does our best to have all bed height changes completed prior to when a student moves into the room. We recognize it is much more difficult and requires rearranging your personal belongings to change the bed levels after you have moved into your room. Due to this, the deadline for bed height change requests is July 19th, and costs $35.00. After July 19th all bed height change requests will need to be submitted via a work order once the student has checked into their Residence Hall, and cost $50.00.
Bed height requests must be submitted through myHousingPortal, and the additional cost will be billed to your student account. Prior to the July 19th deadline, bed height requests are submitted in your existing Residence Halls Academic Year application.
- Login to myHousingPortal
- Select Residence Halls from the menu
- Scroll down and select Continue next to your application
- Navigate to the Bed Height Change page and submit your request
After the July 19th deadline, students will need to wait until they have checked into their room and then submit a work order request in their myHousingPortal.
With the exception of captained beds in Pantzer, Jesse, and the 4th floor of Miller, safety issues preclude us from allowing the residents to adjust the height of their bed on their own. The bed changes must be made by trained employees of the University. If UM Housing staff determines that a student has made their own bed change, we will inspect the bed to make sure it was properly installed, and the student will be charged a bed height change fee.
Standard Height Bed
Standard height does not need a request as the beds are at standard height automatically. At standard height, there is approximately 19.5 inches under the bed for storage.
Captain Height Bed
The mattress of this bed is located approximately 37 inches from the floor and gives you 31 inches under the bed, which is plenty of room for under the bed storage without the use of a ladder to get into bed.
Loft Height Bed
At this level, the mattress on the bed is approximately 66 inches from the floor and allows for the placement and use of a desk, easy chair, or loveseat (not a couch) in the 56 inches of space under the bed. This option is not available on the 5th floor of Miller Hall.
The mattress on the bottom bed is approximately 29 inches from the floor and the top bed is approximately 66 inches from the floor. This leaves the floor space in the rest of the room available for desks and other furnishings and 19-1/2 inches under the bottom bed for storage. If requesting a bunked bed, please talk to your roommate. If you and your roommate decide to bunk your beds, both of you will need to call the UM Housing Office at (406) 243-2611 to confirm this request. UM Housing will not bunk beds unless both roommates request this option.