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Drive Efficient Student Housing Turns with Cooperative Purchasing

The end of the school year is approaching, which means it is almost time to completely flip your student housing buildings and dorms to get them ready for next semester. Turn season is the best time to also do any planned renovations and just fix things that have gotten broken over time while students are away. 

While dorm rooms are typically small, there are many different components to them. Students have to live in these dorms for an entire school year, so they need access to bathrooms, sleeping areas and in some cases kitchens – whether they be in the room or in a common space. 

Keep reading to take a closer look at everything you need to know before turn season.

Student Housing is Complex. 

Your students spend most of their year in their dorm room, whether studying, sleeping or eating. It’s important to stay within budget, BUT it is equally as important that you are keeping your students comfortable and happy. 

Where should I start?... 


Depending on the layout of your student housing buildings you may have in-room bathrooms or shared community style bathrooms. Either way, this is a very important component of the wellbeing of your students. Inspect the following: 

  • Bathtub/Shower Doors & Curtains 
  • Vanities 
  • Light Fixtures 
  • Faucets 
  • Any hardware on the cabinets or walls 
  • Exhaust fans 
  • Paint & Flooring 
  • Showerheads 
  • Sinks 
  • Toilets & Toilet Seats 
  • Toilet & Shower Stalls 

If anything on this list needs attention in any of your facilities, check out our Higher Education contract offerings to find the solutions you need. 


You might have several kitchens within your dorm rooms or maybe just one larger shared kitchen for the entire building. Either way it's important to make sure it is in working order so your students can prepare meals when needed. Check the following: 

  • Appliances 
    • Fridges 
    • Microwaves 
    • Ovens 
    • Dishwasher 
  • Cabinets 
  • Countertops 
  • Sink, Disposal & Faucet 
  • Flooring 
  • Paint 

If you provide utensils, do a quick inventory and see which items may need to be replaced. If you find that anything needs to be repaired or replaced check out what supplier partners are available through OMNIA Partners here by visiting our contract portfolio. 


First and foremost, it’s important to deeply clean the bedrooms. Students have been living there for a year and it is guaranteed cleaning will need to be done. After conducting a deep clean inspect the following for repairs:  

  • Blinds & Windows 
  • Doors 
  • Cabinets, Shelves & Drawers 
  • Closets 
  • Flooring and Paint 
  • Light Fixtures 
  • Doorknobs & Locks 
  • Electrical Outlets 
  • Window Screens 
  • HVAC Systems & Thermostats 

Search our contract portfolio here to find the solutions you need! 

Building Exterior 

Even though students aren't necessarily using the exterior of your building it is still important to maintain the windows, gutters, paint, etc. to ensure your facilities look inviting to prospective students. This is also a great time to schedule any pest control services and have them check for termites or other infestations. 

Make Student Housing Turn Season a Breeze with Cooperative Purchasing 

Student turns don’t have to be complicated or costly. Partnering with a cooperative, like OMNIA Partners, can help you save time and money by consolidating your suppliers and leveraging contracted pricing. Supplier partners like Sherwin Williams, HD Supply, Lowes Pro and more can help you streamline your purchasing process this turn season – want to get started today? Contact our team and become a member!