What types of housing are available for students?
What is the advantage of an individual lease?
An individual lease provides each you with your own separate lease agreement and responsibility for only your lease obligations. By signing an individual lease, you and your guarantor avoid the hassle of being responsible if a roommate doesn’t pay their rent.
How can I connect with roommates?
Everyone is looking for something different in a roommate situation. On one hand, you and a group may have decided to find an apartment where you can live together. On the other, you may be eager to make new friends and meet new roommates. We can happily accommodate both scenarios. If you are looking for roommates, we offer a unique roommate matching service. We aim to pair students with similar interests using our perceptive roommate-matching questionnaire. The goal is always to blend similar lifestyles and preferences and create fulfilling friendships among residents.
Is there a professional support staff on site?
Cardinal Group Management operates more than 150 student housing communities around the country. Our size and experience aptly equip us with the people, resources, and power to run our communities at the highest quality standard. Within our on-site leasing office is a full-time team whose job is to facilitate the leasing process and manage the resident experience. Our service personnel are a dependable and hands-on team dedicated to routine property maintenance and after-hours emergency calls. Residents are encouraged to make requests for maintenance assistance through the convenient online resident portal, by phone, or in person at the leasing office. Many students also vie for positions as Community Interns at our communities. Nicknamed “CIs”, students in this coveted role help with leasing, resident events, and administrative tasks. They also serve as liaisons, providing genuine, consistent, and valuable feedback from the residents’ perspective.
Are there any additional features included in the rate?
What should I expect for move-in day?
Move-in day is always an exciting experience and with fully-furnished apartments and no utilities to set up it’s easier than ever! Cardinal Group Management has worked tirelessly to streamline the move-in day process and make it as easy for you as possible. Simply come to the leasing office at your appointed time on move-in day with your ID to pick up your keys and get settled in. Be sure to bring proof of insurance and a check or money order for your first installment of rent and any applicable security deposits. Pro tip: turn in those items ahead of move-in day to speed through the check-in process. If you have questions on the insurance requirements or your rent or security deposit amount simply call the leasing office and one of our friendly associates will help.
How does an installment lease work?
Our lease term is approximately 11.5 months coinciding with the university’s academic calendar and the total rent for the year is based on that period of occupancy. For your convenience the total balance of the lease is divided into 12 equal installments due at the first of each month. These installments do not represent a monthly rent amount and are not prorated.
How do lease guarantors work?
All residents are required to have a guarantor for their lease to financially guaranty the lease obligations. The guarantor must meet minimum credit and income requirements and sign the guarantor addendum to the lease. In the event a student cannot provide a qualified guarantor an additional security deposit will be required.
Do I need renter’s insurance?
Cardinal Group Management requires $100,000 in liability insurance coverage for each resident. While residents are free to select any insurance vendor for the coverage, we have partnered with Multifamily Insurance Partners to offer the required liability insurance coverage to our residents at a very competitive rate. MFIP also offers optional renters insurance to cover residents’ personal possessions. For more information on the coverage available, visit MFIP’s website.