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Requests for Bed Elevation


Requests to have your bed height adjusted:

  • Beds are set to approximately 36" prior to your arrival unless the room has restrictions due to fire code or space limitations.
  • Requests for lowering bed height are accepted beginning September 1 and ending October 1 for the fall semester, and January 14 through February 14 for the spring semester.

To request to have your bed lowered:  

  1. Place a maintenance request (link below), and in the "Request Type" box, select "Repair, Maintenance,Service."
  2. In the "Request Summary" box, type in your request to have your bed lowered.


  • Some bed elevation requests may not be able to be accommodated due to room configuration or fire code issues.  
  • Some rooms on campus – particularly triples, or those in older buildings with unconventional floor plans – will be set up before students move in with beds already lofted or bunked to accommodate the space. In most cases, this set-up represents the only possible bed configuration for that room.





 Raised bed height

Standard Bed Height
Drop-in style bed, approximately 36 inches from the floor to the underside of the mattress frame, allowing dresser or bookcase to be stored under bed. Great for storage! No request needed.

Lofted bed height

Lofted bed
Approximately 60 inches from the floor to the underside of the mattress frame.

     Bunked beds

Bunked beds


> Place a Maintenance Request

You must have a Cornell NetID to enter your request. Residents without a NetID should contact their service center.


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