Lofting or bunking your bed can maximize the space in your room. To ensure your safety, we have provided instructions on how to loft or bunk your bed. This requires 2 people to complete both correctly and safely. If you are not able to find a partner or are not comfortable assembling your bed, please contact the Operations Center at (860) 486-3113 or use UConn’s myUConn app to enter a work order. Note that due to large volume of work orders during move-in time, the request may take up to three business days.
You will need bed ends, a stabilizer bar, a bedspring(s), and bunking pins. All necessary pieces for bed frames are provided in most areas of campus (but not all areas). In accordance with the housing contract, please remember that University furniture must remain in your room.
- With your bedspring (figure B) J-Hook (figure C) facing downward on the ground between you, you and your partner stand on opposite sides with the bed end (figure A) rungs facing inward
- Carefully lift the bedspring ends one by one and insert the J-hook at the same height, make sure it is secure
- Complete (2) single bed assemblies with the instructions above
- Insert the bunking pins (figures D/E) into the top four corner holes of one single bed assembly
- With your partner, lift the second completed bed assembly on top of the other, making sure the pins are lined up
- With the stabilizer bar on the ground between you, you and your partner stand on opposite sides with the bed end rungs facing inward
Carefully lift the stabilizer bar end with J-Hook ends one by one and insert at mid height of bottom bed
- Insert the bunking pins into the top four corners of the bed ends
- Lift the single completed bed assembly on top of the bed ends and make sure the pins line up
All Necessary Lofting/Bunking Equipment
Please see the Lofting Instructions document for printable directions and to zoom in on pictures
Bed End (Figure A)
Bed Springs (Figure B)
J-Hook (Figure C)
Metal Pin (Figure D)
Integrated Pin (Figure E)
Stabilizer Bar (Figure F)
Safety Rails are available by request. Please contact the Operations Center at (860) 486-3113 to request a safety rail for you bed.
Type A Safety Rail
Style: U-bolt and Wingnut
Locations: Universal to all beds on campus
Attaches to: Encased bedspring frame AND L-Shaped bedspring frame
1. Make sure you have (1) safety rail, (2) U-bolts, and (4) Wingnuts. Picture shows (1) U-bolt and (2) Wingnuts. You will need two of these setups to complete the installation. Remove the wingnuts and U-bolts from the safety rail.
2. Pull the mattress off the bed frame. Line up the safety rail on the inside of the bed frame so that the holes on the safety rail are above and below the bed frame outer rail.
3. Insert U-bolt(s) around the bed frame and through the safety rail. Tighten wingnuts.
Type N Safety Rail
Locations: Typically found in Mansfield Apartments, Northwood Apartments, Garrigus Suites, Hilltop Apartments, Hilltop Halls, Werth Tower, Charter Oak Apartments, South Campus, and West Campus
Attaches to: ONLY L-Shaped bedspring frame
1. Make sure you have (1) safety rail.
2. Pull the mattress off the bed frame. Facing the frame hold the safety rail so that the welded clips are towards the bed frame. Tilt the safety rail at a 45 degree angle to slide the clip under the inside of the bed frame.
3. Pull safety rail back toward you once the clips are hooked on to the bed frame.
The bunking instructions for Towers are slightly different and their beds will look different from the images above. Please review the direction files below for specific details and scan the QR code provided for a video tutorial on how to raise your bed.