This page provides information about the two vendors who have exclusive permission from the University of Maryland, awarded through competitive bid processes, to advertise their products and services to students living in the residence halls and to do so with the assistance of the departments of Resident Life and Residential Facilities
Bed Loft Rentals
Collegiate Marketing, Inc. of Champaign, IL is the vendor currently selected by the University to offer bed loft rentals to residence hall students. A bed loft is a metal frame that supports the mattress and bed supplied by the University and provides space beneath the mattress for furniture.
More information is available, and rental agreements can be initiated, by visiting Collegiate Marketing at http://www.bedloft.com.
Again this year, all triple rooms are furnished with a bunk bed and a metal Bedloft configuration that Residential Facilities rented from Collegiate Marketing (Bedloft). The lofted bed is installed with a safety rail and clothes bar below. The lofted bed in triples is provided by RF at no charge to residents.
Online preordering of bed lofts is available through mid-August 2012. Preordered bed lofts will be delivered and assembled in rooms prior to move-in day. It is not necessary to know the building or room to which you have been assigned in order to complete a rental agreement. Availability is limited, and rental agreements will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis until supplies run out.
Bed frames and mattresses provided by Residential Facilities fit onto the top of bed lofts rented from this vendor. The bed loft is tall enough that the dresser and desk provided by the University can be placed beneath the mattress, thus increasing the amount of floor space available in the room.
This vendor's bed lofts can be utilized in all University student residences, with the sole exceptions of the Old Leonardtown, Courtyards, South Campus Commons apartments, and Oakland Hall; where the bed provided cannot be utilized with the rental bed loft frame.
Bed lofts brought into University residence halls may be obtained solely from this one vendor. This vendor's product has been reviewed and confirmed to meet safety criteria specified by Residential Facilities. As a rule, all other lofts, partitions and structures of any type are prohibited and may not be brought into or constructed within the residence halls.
QPS of Reading, PA is the vendor currently selected by the University to offer room-sized carpets for sale to residence hall students. Further information is available by calling QPS at (610) 736-3300 or e-mail email@example.com.
Students should confer with their roommates before making a carpet purchase in order to avoid duplicate orders. Carpets may be preordered through August 17; preordered carpets (rolled, in plastic wrap) will be dropped off inside residence hall bedrooms for installation by students on move-in day.
• Download the carpet sale flyer for more details
There are no carpeted rooms in the Cambridge, Denton, Ellicott or North Hill communities (with the exceptions of Anne Arundel and St. Mary's halls) or in Cecil Hall. All rooms are carpeted in South Hill apartments and suites, in Leonardtown and St. Mary's apartments, and in Anne Arundel Hall.
For most double rooms, a 10' x 12' carpet is recommended, except for the following:
- Oakland Hall: a 9'x12' carpet is recommended for all semi-suite and double rooms; a 6'x9' carpet for single rooms
- 3rd Floor Rooms in Carroll, Caroline, and Wicomico: a 6'x9' carpet is recommended
The Departments of Resident Life and Residential Facilities place no restrictions on carpets brought into residence halls by resident students. We only ask that roommates agree in advance that they will bring or buy carpet for their room, and that such carpet be clean and free of odor on arrival and be properly maintained while in use.