Word origins can be surprising. For example, the word “gymnasium” is apparently a latinization of a Greek term that can be interpreted as, “to train naked.” These days, of course, few gymnasiums resemble the ancient Greek Olympics, where participants competed in the nude. One word that was only a partial surprise when I looked up its origin, however, is the word “university.” While you might think “university” deals solely with education, it actually is said to derive from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium, a “community of teachers and scholars.” Indeed, modern day campuses are all about “community” and this is a word that University Loft Company holds dear. Why? Because, at University Loft, we don’t just build furniture for students; we build student furniture to enhance living and learning environments in on-campus residence life communities.
University Loft furniture for college includes some pretty terrific furniture for student lounges, of course. We have styles and fabrics that can truly enhance residence halls, libraries, student unions and other gathering places. One of the coolest things we’ve done as a manufacturer of cool furniture is to introduce replaceable fabric to many of our student lounge seating solutions. With replaceable fabric coverings, it’s super easy to remove the fabric, replace it with a new design, or clean and replace over a weekend.
But beyond these on-campus gathering spots, at University Loft we like to think that we are contributing to a sense of community one dorm room at a time. With University Loft solid wood dorm room furniture, students share a common bond with stylish, durable, eco-friendly furniture, but can also express their individuality by customizing their dorm room furniture configurations to suit their unique lifestyle and space planning needs.
So, the next time you think of the word “community,” think of University Loft…makers of cool furniture and cool campus communities.
To learn more about ULoft’s solid wood student furniture, contact us today at 1-800-423-LOFT.
The ULoft Blog Team
About University Loft Company and our solid wood modular residence life furniture:
Since 1984, when James Jannetides built a loft configuration for his own dorm room at Southern Illinois University, hundreds of thousands of college students have enjoyed better campus living thanks to University Loft furniture. Today, University Loft serves more than 1,200 colleges, universities and related student housing partners. As Jannetides’ says: “We are always learning, always innovating, and always improving … our environment, our products, and our service. We are University Loft Company.”