Residence Life & Student Housing

Decorating Your Room

There are a few guidelines to follow when you set up your room upon arrival.

What to Bring and What to Leave:  Print a copy of our Shopping List.  Be sure to read the Fire Safety regulations  and check our Pinterest page (RLSH at SMU) for ideas too! Looking for room pictures? See our slideshow of room design contest winners.

Bed lofting:  After you check-in, you may request to have your bed lofted or adjusted. Lofts must be set up by SMU. Please see our Lofting Guidelines for more information, including the various heights of lofting available. Loft request forms are available at the area desk after you check into the hall.

Hanging up Pictures, Poster, etc.:  In most Residential Commons, you may hang pictures on the wall using thumbtacks or picture hooks up to a 20 lb size. There is a limit of 10 picture hooks per resident. The "3M Command" type hooks are NOT permitted and will damage the wall. Televisions and other heavy objects MAY NOT be mounted on the wall. Please see the Fire Safety regulations for other information.

Electrical considerations:  Power strips with surge protectors are allowed, but a regular extension cords are not permitted. Please see the SMU Fire Safety regulations for complete information.

 

rev. 07/14/2014