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Dormitories are a type of multiple-bed bedroom, similar to the barracks. Instead of hosting the military, dormitories host civilians, although military members may sleep on a bed in the dormitory. A dormitory is designated from a bed.

To create a dormitory, press q, highlight a bed, press r, then -/+ until you have the size you want. Then press d. The dormitory will automatically include every bed in the area you highlighted. Dwarves don't all sleep at the same time, so even a large fortress generally only needs a handful of beds, but Dwarves will sleep on the dormitory ground if there are no unoccupied beds.

Having individual bedrooms requires more space and resources, but greatly contributes to happiness, however it's a good idea to have at least one dormitory to accommodate newly arrived immigrants.

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