You may build a loft for your bed, but it has to be freestanding and it can’t be anchored into the existing furniture, wall, floor, or ceiling. The loft must have at least 36 inches from mattress to ceiling. Wood parts must not be treated. You are responsible for disassembly and storage of your own furniture. You must complete a Room Modification Form, which is kept on file. All current furniture must be stored in the room as well.
The Institute does not assume responsibility for loss or damage to personal property while living in Institute residence halls or apartments. After determining what it would cost to replace your more expensive belongings, check to see if your family homeowner's insurance would cover the loss. If not, we recommend that you purchase additional personal property insurance or renter’s insurance.
Insurance for renters is a form of homeowner's insurance. For additional information about homeowner's policies, please click here.
In the event that you are unable to fill out your housing deposit and application online, you may print the form below and send it in. Please note that the electronic form is always more immediate, however, your payment will be dated and time-stamped once we receive it.
Right now, all you need to do is fill out your housing application! You can do this electronically by going to myCIA or downloading the housing application below. Additional forms will be available to deposited students on June 1st as part of the online StART pre-orientation program.
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