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Outfitting Your Room

The basics — a bed, desk and clothing storage — are already in your room in a Saint Louis University residence hall. From there, you'll make it your own.

A resident reclines on her side on a bed with pillows, she's smiling at something off to the side. A laptop with many stickers is in front of her.

Coordinate with roommates on items you might share, like a TV or mini-fridge. SLU also partners with to provide students with lofts, microfridges, futons and TV hangers. Students who place orders by late July can have these items delivered to their rooms before move-in.

What to Bring
  • Identification and health insurance information
  • Linens for an extra-long twin bed
  • Desk lamp (not halogen)
  • Computer or laptop and Ethernet cable
  • Power strip with surge protector
  • Microwave (700 watts or less)
  • Refrigerator (3.2 cubic feet or less, one per room)
  • TV with QAM tuner and coaxial cable (Not bringing a TV? Check out the SpectrumU app to stream cable on campus.)
  • Shower shoes (Shower curtain and toilet paper for residences with private bathrooms)
  • Toiletries
  • Laundry basket and supplies
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Bike and U-lock (Be sure to register your bike with DPS) 
What Not to Bring
  • Pets (fish and hermit crabs are allowed in a 10-gallon or less tank) 
  • Mattress/furniture (University-issued items must remain in the room)
  • Candles or incense
  • Hot plates, toasters or anything with an open coil
  • Firearms/weapons or anything that resembles a weapon (e.g., paintball guns, BB guns, knives with 4-inch or longer blades)
  • Wall-mounted shelves or TV brackets
Rental and In-Room Purchase Options is endorsed and approved by Saint Louis University for the rental of bed lofts and refrigerator/microwave combo units.

Bed Loft Rental

Bed lofts are an easy, affordable way to create additional living area in the room. We suggest students rent a bed loft to maximize their room's space and comfort. Lofts come with a shelf. Homemade lofts are prohibited at SLU, but beds can be raised to 31 inches of clearance underneath without being lofted.

Refrigerator/Microwave Rental

This multipliance includes a fridge, true freezer, and microwave — all-in-one. This is a convenient option for students attending school from far away or out of state.

Futon Purchase

This versatile futon can be used as a love seat, lounger, or full-sized bed and is guaranteed to fit under your loft. Assembly required. Futons can only be purchased; rental is not available.

How to Order?

To view product details, photos and pricing, or to place an order, visit If you have questions, please visit their website for common FAQs or click “Contact Us” at the top of the web page to submit a service ticket. You can also email them at

Orders must be placed by the end of July to guarantee product availability and delivery to your room before the University’s official move-in day. Orders placed later in the summer will increase in price, and delivery may be delayed until the first few weeks of classes by appointment only.

Decorating Dos and Don'ts

You want your room to feel like home, but there are a few things we ask that you avoid due to possible damage to your room or apartment.

Housing and residence life staff will assess the condition of each residence hall and apartment space before moving in. You will receive a copy of the inspection and be asked to add any additional information. Before moving out, your space will be inspected. If damage is found, you will be billed. Damage that is not claimed by one person will be split between all residents of the space. 

  • Don't use double-sided tape, putty, duct tape or other substances that will leave a "gummy" residue on your door, walls or furniture.
  • Do use thumbtacks (no more than 10 per wall, please) on plaster and drywall surfaces. For cinderblock walls, use masking tape.
  • Don't use screws, large nails or other implements to hang items. Do not put multiple holes close to each other.
  • Do follow the installation and removal instructions if you use Command Strips™.  Students will be held responsible for any damages caused by Command Strips™.
  • Don't hang wallpaper or anything that will permanently adhere to the walls.
  • Do keep in mind that painting of walls and personal repair of damages is prohibited.
  • Don't put anything on either side of your door that may leave marks or residue.
  • Do remember that mirrors, extra shelves, hooks and other such items need to be removed at the end of the year.
  • Don't line drawers or shelves with adhesive-backed paper.