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Individual Leases

What is an individual lease?

An individual lease provides each resident with their own separate lease agreement and responsibility for his/her rental installments and applicable utility and parking charges. By signing an individual lease, you are only taking responsibility for your rental installments and lease terms and will not be held liable for any delinquent amounts owned by your roommate(s).

Lease Term & Rental Installments

What is an installment?

The typical lease term is approximately 9.5 months of occupancy which coincides with the university's academic calendar. The resident is charged a total rent amount for the contracted occupancy period. The lease agreement will reflect the total rent amount divided into 2 equal installments due August 1 and January 1. These installments do not represent a monthly rent amount and are not prorated.

When are the installments due?

Installments are due on the 1st of every month per the payment schedule outlined in the lease agreement.

How can I make a payment?

We accept money orders and cashier’s checks in our office made payable to the community name. We are unable to accept cash or personal checks.

Guarantor

What is a guarantor?

To mitigate the risk of delinquent or defaulting residents, we require applicants to provide someone to guarantee their housing contract.

When is a guarantor required?

All residents require a guarantor to complete the guaranty agreement.

Application Process

Can I print an application from the website?

You can access the printable PDF version of the application by clicking the “APPLY ONLINE!” link at the top of each page then selecting "Apply by mail" at the top of the page.

Roommate Matching & Requests

Do you have a roommate matching service?

Yes, you will be given a profile card when completing your lease contract that will inquire as to your study habits, social habits, and hobbies to help us match you with residents that have similar preferences in your floor plan.

Can I request specific roommates?

Yes, you can list the roommates you have chosen on your profile card when completing your lease. It is important that all roommates list each other and that all requests are mutual.

On-Site Staffing

Is after hours staffing and maintenance available?

Yes, after hours Community Assistants will live on-site and after hours maintenance will be available in the case of a maintenance emergency.