The dorms that came with The Sims 4: Discover University are less than beautiful, adding some realism to the University experience. Except, a lot of us want to edit the dorms to fit our sim’s personality.

The Sims team made a decision to make dorm rooms without full build mode capabilities so they could switch it up for live drag objects instead.

This means that you’re unable to edit your dorm rooms in build mode if there are sims currently living there. Let’s go into how to edit dorms in The Sims 4: University so you can edit the dorms to your liking!

There is an easy way to edit dorms in The Sims 4: Discover University, you just need to enter in the free build cheat allowing opening building on dorm lots.

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How to Edit Dorms

If you have a sim currently living in a dorm and you wish to edit it, you can do so with cheats! Oh, how we love cheats.

You can load up the dorm room with your sim active, and open up the cheat box by hitting ctrl + shift + c and then type in testingcheats true. That cheat will allow other cheats to work, not always necessary but is nice to use to make sure everything works.

Then you’re going to use the free build cheat by typing bb.enablefreebuild to open up the ability for your sim to edit the dorm. This is also the cheat that you use to edit things like hospitals, police stations, etc, from the active careers in The Sims 4: Get to Work.

After hitting enter with the bb.enablefreebuild cheat you’ll be able to open up build mode and edit everything in the dorm!

This image includes a group of sims hanging out in their dorms, some are playing juice pong and there is a mascot in the corner.

Final Thoughts

Not being able to edit dorms without cheats is a little annoying, I will admit. However, there is an easy fix to edit dorms in the game. Any questions? Leave them in the comments!