There are a few guidelines to follow when you set up your room upon arrival.
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 residence halls, 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" 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 Guidelines for other information.
Electrical considerations: Power strips with surge protectors are allowed, but a regular extension cords are not permitted. Please see the SMU Residence Hall Fire Safety guidelines for complete information.
Looking for more, including a suggested list of What to Bring and What to Leave at home? Download this PDF document for more.