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Standard Room Furnishings

Each Residence Hall room has the following furnishings. All rooms (double or single) come with two sets of furniture:

  • Desk
  • Desk Chair
  • Dresser
  • Closets
  • Bed Frame
  • Mattress

Residence Hall Specific Furnishings

  • Bayliss, Henninger, Grote & Westbrook House are furnished with stackable, modular furniture that can be set up in different arrangements.
  • Tanner Hall is furnished with built-in desks and dressers with the option of renting a bed loft through or bringing one to campus.
  • Thompson, Lincoln and Washington Halls are furnished with loftable furniture.
  • All rooms except for rooms in Corbin and Olson are carpeted.

Optional Room Furnishings & Services

The following items and services are available to students for additional fees.

For $130/year rent (will be auto split if two roommates order a MicroFridge), any residence hall student can have the convenience of a microwave/refrigerator combination unit in your room when you arrive to campus. If you are interested, you can add this option on your housing application or on STARS (after you receive your assignment) by visiting UHDS Housing Information Menu > Residence Hall Contract Changes.

Mattresses in our residence halls are extra-long (36" x 80"). Inter-hall Council, our student governing group, has partnered with Residence Hall Linens to provide our students with a convenient, affordable way to purchase extra-long necessities. Proceeds from this program go to IHC and are used for programming the residence halls. Please visit for more information and ordering.

Lofts & Futons  
If you live in Tanner Hall, you have the option of bringing a loft to campus. If you want to rent a loft or purchase a futon, we partner with Simply visit , select Western Illinois University from the drop down. Furnishing will be delivered to your room and ready to assemble when you arrive to campus. Order by August 4.

Welcome Mats

These unique welcome mats are the perfect way to show your school spirit. They are a great addition to any residence hall room. For more information about the welcome mats, visit