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Loft Kits and Streaming

Loft Kits

All beds in East Hall, West Hall, Maria Hall, and the Webster Village Apartments 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 request loft kits at an additional cost 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. A staff member in the Housing & Residential Life Office may assist you with assembly at your request. Additionally, you can view pictures of the loft kit and instructions for how to put them up below.

 

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 request a loft kit and have been granted one by the department, a kit is placed in your room before you arrive in the fall. After you leave at the end of the academic year, Housing & Residential Life 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. Please submit the form online by July 31. Loft kits are limited and will be issued on a first-come basis. If you are issued a loft kit, the cost for the rental will be billed to your Webster University student account.

How will I know when I get a loft?

You may contact the Housing & Residential Life Office to confirm receipt of a loft kit. Please call (314) 246-4663 or email housing@webster.edu. Additionally, if you are placed on the wait list for a loft kit, you will receive an email to your Webster email account. As loft kits become available, you will be contacted via email. 

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. Cancellations must be received in writing no later that July 31, 2018 to receive any type of 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).


Streaming Television & Internet Access for Devices

West Hall, East Hall, and Maria Hall
If you live in the Residence Halls, you are able to watch cable TV through your computer, just by connecting to the Internet with an ethernet cord. If you choose to bring a television, you can connect your Smart TV to the cable by utilizing an ethernet cord - the same is true of gaming systems plugged in to the TV. Your RA can help you navigate the process of accessing cable, and there will be instructions on the floor.

Additionally, know that you can connect your gaming & streaming devices, along with Smart TVs to the WU_Gaming_&_Media_Devices WiFi by visiting mydeviceportal.webster.edu, and using your Connections username and password to login. Here are steps to add your device:

  1. Once logged in, click the "Add" button under "Manage Devices" 
  2. Add your device name, wireless MAC address (see how to find a MAC), and a description of the device (ex.: My Amazon Firestick, Playstation 3, etc)
  3. Your device should now have internet access

    Important notes regarding the on-boarding process for the Streaming and Media Devices WiFi:
  • This process works best with the Internet Explorer browser
  • The status for device approval will continue to say "pending", this indicates that it is on-boarded to the network.
  • If you are asked for the password to the network, please speak to your Resident Assistant, Assistant Community Director, or call the Housing Office (314-246-HOME) for the shared key password
  • In the event that the online process is not working for you, please contact the IT Help Desk at 314-246-5995 for assistance.


Webster Village Apartments (WVA) and North Hall Apartments
If you live in the Webster Village Apartments, you can bring a television set and coaxial cable to watch Charter Cable television. You do not need to rent a set-top box, and can instead pick up a cable box from the Housing Office in West Hall after you have completed move-in.

Residents in the WVA and North Hall also have access to the Webster Media and Streaming WiFi. Please follow the instructions above for access to that network.

Big Bend Apartments & Glen Park Apartments
Students in Big Bend and Glen Park are provided with access to Charter network and television as part of their housing costs. While completing move-in, residents will be provided with instructions for picking up set top boxes, along with modems for internet access. Please note that residents in these areas who wish to utilize WiFi will need to provide their own router for use.