This page provides information about the three 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.
Information about Bed Lofts, Carpets, and Refrigerators, will be mailed to residents’ home addresses in late July. Detailed information about ordering may also be found below.
Please NoteAll three vendors will have staff on-site for assistance with rentals or sales during move-in on August 24, 25, and 26. Vendor sales will take place at the following locations on North and South Campus:
- Patio in front of the Eppley Recreation Center (google map location)
- Grassy area between Elkton and Hagerstown Halls (google map location)
- In front of Preinkert Field House near Carroll Hall (google map location)
Bed Loft Rentals
Collegiate Marketing, Inc. of Champaign, Illinois 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 the Collegiate Marketing website.
All triple rooms are furnished with a bunk bed, and a metal Bed Loft with a safety rail. The lofted bed in triples is provided by Residential Facilities at no charge to residents.
Online pre-ordering of bed lofts is available through August 8, 2017. Pre-ordered 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.
Standard twin bed frames and twin 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 exception of the following locations:
- Caroline, Carroll, and Wicomico Hall 3rd Floor bedrooms, and all bedrooms in Oakland and Prince Frederick Halls
- Leonardtown Apartment Buildings 238 through 242
- University Courtyards and South Campus Commons apartments
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.
On Campus Marketing of West Trenton, New Jersey is the vendor currently selected by the University to offer room-sized carpets for sale to residence hall students. Students should confer with their roommates before making a carpet purchase in order to avoid duplicate orders.
Order deadline for carpet delivery is August 4, 2017; pre-ordered carpets (rolled, in plastic wrap) will be dropped off inside residence hall bedrooms for installation by students on move-in day.
To obtain additional information or to place an order, please visit the Our Campus Market website or call them directly at (800) 892-8729.
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 bedrooms.
For most double rooms, a 10' x 12' carpet is recommended, except for the following:
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.
MyFridgeRental.com of Silver Spring, Maryland is the vendor currently selected by the University to offer the rental of Energy Star-rated refrigerator-freezers and microwave/refrigerator-freezer combination (MicroFridge®) units to residence hall students. Students should confer with their roommates before renting a unit to avoid duplicate rental order.
Refrigerator-freezer units are available for rental to residents of all University residence halls. Due to electrical limitations in most of the residence halls, MicroFridge® combination units are only available for rental to residents of the following halls:
- Cambridge Hall
- Oakland Hall
- Prince Frederick Hall
- Queen Anne’s Hall
Additional information and rental agreements may be initiated by visiting the MyFridgeRental.com website.
Online pre-ordering deadline of refrigerator rentals is August 15, 2017. Pre-ordered refrigerator-freezers and MicroFridge® units will be delivered to 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 may be limited, and rental agreements will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis until supplies run out.