Loft Kits and Cables Boxes

Loft Kits

All beds in East Hall, West Hall, Maria Hall, and the WVA are junior lofts, meaning that the height of the bed can be adjusted, and they are able to be bunked on top of one another. Students can rent loft kits to raise their beds higher off the floor. Students are not permitted to build or purchase their own loft kits to use in their rooms.

What is a Loft Kit?

Lofts are a furniture rental option that helps maximize floor space in your room. Each loft kit will allow the bed of one person to be elevated (72 inches from floor to top of mattress) on an additional set of bed ends that are then secured by support braces. This allows enough room below the bed for your desk and dresser to both be placed beneath the bed. The rental cost is just $100 for the entire academic year.  You can view pictures of the loft kit and instructions for how to put them up:

 

 

Which buildings can have Loft Kits?

All housing options (Residence Halls and WVA) have beds that can be lofted.

How is the Loft Kit delivered?

If you have contacted the department by the deadline, a kit is placed in your room before you arrive in the fall. After you leave at the end of the academic year, University staff will remove the loft.

How do I reserve a Loft Kit?

If you would like to reserve a loft, use the online application on our PatronWeb. Go to this web site: https://housing.webster.edu/PatronWeb. Use your Webster University Connections username and password to log in. You will then click on the appropriate form for you. Submit the form online by July 31. If the form is received after July 31, lofts will be issued on an as-available basis. The cost for the rental will be billed to your Webster University student account.

How will I know when I get a loft?

If your loft kit rental payment clears and you do not receive an email stating that your loft kit rental request has been waitlisted, then you can assume you will receive a loft kit. If you want to confirm, simply call or email the Office of Housing and Residential Life at 314-246-4663 or housing@webster.edu.

What if I want to cancel after I find out I received a loft?

Cancellations must be made in writing and can be done via e-mail to housing@webster.edu. For the cancellation to be processed, please provide your full name, student ID number and room assignment. Please see the established schedule on the loft kit contract for the deadline by which you must submit a cancellation request in order to receive a refund. The loft kit contract is submitted online at https://housing.webster.edu/PatronWeb.

Do I own the loft?

The loft is the property of the University and may not be rented or subleased. Like other pieces of University furniture, you may not remove the loft from your room. If you wish to have the loft removed, you should contact your Resident Assistant (RA).


Cable Boxes

West Hall, East Hall, and Maria Hall
In the Residence Halls, cable television will be delivered through Webster's network using a program called IPTV, making it possible for students to watch television on their desktop computers or laptops. Any student that wishes to watch cable television on a television set must rent a set-top box for $75 to convert the signal. 

Webster Village Apartments
Webster Village Apartments residents have access to regular cable and should bring a cable cord and TV set. They do not need to rent a set-top box. WVA residents also have access to IPTV through their Internet connection if they wish to use it.

How do I reserve a Cable Box?

If you would like to reserve a cable box, use the online application on our PatronWeb. Go to this web site: https://housing.webster.edu/PatronWeb. Use your Webster University Connections username and password to log in. You will then click on the appropriate form for you. Submit the form online by July 31. If the form is received after July 31, lofts will be issued on an as-available basis. The cost for the rental will be billed to your Webster University student account.

What if I want to cancel after I find out I received a cable box?

Cancellations must be made in writing and can be done via e-mail to housing@webster.edu. For the cancellation to be processed, please provide your full name, student ID number and room assignment. Please see the established schedule on the cable box contract for the deadline by which you must submit a cancellation request in order to receive a refund.  The cable box contract is submitted online at https://housing.webster.edu/PatronWeb.