Bed Sizes and Height Adjustment
Bed Height Adjustment Deadline
Requests for bed height adjustments must be submitted to us by August 10, 2023. After fall move-ins begin, we will not be entering private spaces to make adjustments to bed height until later in the semester.
We are currently experiencing a high volume of bed adjustment requests. Our team will be working to complete as many requests as possible prior to move-in day. If we are unable to adjust your bed to the requested height by move-in day, our team will stop by in the days following to make that adjustment.
Standard Twin Mattresses
These buildings all have a standard size twin mattress: Chaffee, Driscoll, Keiser, Morrison, Taylor, Towers, Clearwater, Payette and Selway Suites, University Suites, and University Square.
74″ long x 38″ wide x 7″ deep and can accommodate a person 6’4″ and shorter
Twin-sized sheets will work for these beds unless you use a thick mattress pad/egg carton, where twin XL sheets would be better
You can order bedding and get it delivered to home or to your hall before you arrive. Our service desks open the week before move-in. We cannot accept packages beforehand.
- Lincoln Townhomes
- 75″ x 54″
Full Extra Long Mattresses
- Honors College and Sawtooth Hall
- We recommend that you purchase Queen-sized sheets for these mattresses, especially if you plan on using any kind of mattress pad.
- 80″ x 52″ x 8.5″
- We have a limited number of extended mattresses 90″ long x 38″ wide x 7″ deep
- Fitted sheets for 90-inch mattresses are not readily available at most department stores
- Due to the physical setup of Driscoll, Honors College and Sawtooth, Morrison, Lincoln Townhomes, and Towers Hall, extended mattresses are not available.
If you are 6’4″ or taller, you can request an extended mattress by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org from your myBoiseState email account with the following:
- Your full name
- Room number
- Assigned bed
- Your height
Requests may be fulfilled after move-in as well depending on demand. Any requests received after August 10, 2023, may be subject to an additional $25 fee.
Bed Height Adjustment
We can adjust bed heights in most of our residential complexes except the following:
- Barnes Towers
- Driscoll Hall
- Honors College & Sawtooth Hall
- Lincoln Townhomes
- Morrison Hall
Do not bring your own bed risers or cinder blocks to change the height of your bed.
Probably like yours at home, low to the floor. Bottom of the bed 20″-24″ from the floor once adjusted.
High enough for your dresser to fit under the bed. Bottom of bed will be 30″-36″ from the floor once adjusted.
Up high enough to fit almost anything under your bed. Not recommended if you’re uncomfortable with heights. Bottom of bed will be 5’3″ from the floor once adjusted.
Bed risers are the only option for:
- Lincoln Townhome
You can purchase risers in different heights at many retail stores. Depending on the height you purchase, the bed frame could be an additional 4″ to 8″ off the floor.
Risers are not an option for the Honors College and Sawtooth Hall.
To request a height adjustment:
By August 10, 2023, send an email to:
With subject line of: Bed Adjustment
With this information:
- Room Number
- Hall Name
- Side of Room
- Height Preference
Requests made 10 days before move-in are free and should be completed by the time you arrive, depending on timing and staffing.
Requests made after August 10, 2023, will be charged a $25.
Additional adjustments after the first are $25 per request.