Furniture Policy

Housing and Residence Life at Wichita State University requires the following items and policies with student furnishings in all residential facilities.

Decision to Provide Furniture for On-Campus Housing

The decision to provide furniture in all units was made for the following reasons:

  • Furnished units diminish initial and reoccurring incidents of pests, including bed bugs.
  • The lifecycle of University-owned furniture is increased by reducing movement of these items.
  • Eliminating furniture movement decreases wear and tear on the facilities.

Furniture Provided

  • twin bed with mattress
  • desk with chair
  • dresser
  • Common rooms in Shocker hall and lobbies of both facilities will provide couches, chairs, and tables.

For all residents, personally-owned upholstered “stuffed” furniture such as sofas, chairs including large bean bags, and bed/futon mattresses, will no longer be allowed in the rooms. Hard surfaced furniture such as tables, chairs, shelving units, night stands will be allowed as space is available.

Please contact Housing and Residence Life at if you have any questions.