Leasing at The Courtyards and
South Campus Commons
Questions about Estimated Vacancies
How many bed spaces will be available at the Courtyards and South Campus Commons for the 2017-2018 lease year?

Based on preliminary data, we believe approximately 1200 spaces for new residents may be available between the two apartment communities for the upcoming lease year. Students who complete the leasing application for Commons and Courtyards will receive updated projections on our anticipated vacancies in late February and throughout March.

Next year will be my third year in college and third year living on campus. When will I know if my friends and I can get leases at the Courtyards or South Campus Commons?

Rising third-year students (“Rising Juniors”) in residence halls who meet the February 10th leasing application deadline will have their opportunities to lease at two times: (1) late February – early March if you are being pulled into a Courtyards or South Campus Commons apartment by a current, eligible Commons or Courtyards resident who is renewing his/her lease for the 2017-2018 leasing year, or (2) at Open Leasing meetings March 27-30th (for all remaining spaces).

Please note, having a lease appointment scheduled does not guarantee you a space. Once you have a signed lease after your leasing appointment, the room is yours.

I will be going into my fourth year of college in Fall 2017 and living in residence halls Spring 2017. Do I have any chance of getting a space at South Campus Commons or the Courtyards?

Students in the 5th Commitment Group (rising fourth-year students) will have an opportunity to lease spaces only in the event that not all available leases are taken by students in the 3rd Commitment Group (rising third-year students). In some previous years, we have had the vast majority of spaces (especially those units with multiple vacancies) filled by the time we reached students in the 5th commitment group. However, each leasing year is different.

Realistically, will there be any spaces available for rising fourth-year students after all of the interested rising third-year students have had the opportunity to lease? What about for rising second-year students?

Because of the current occupancy demands, it is impossible to predict exactly what will happen. March 30th is likely to be the date of Open Leasing that rising fourth-year students who meet the February 10th application deadline will learn what types of apartment spaces remain available for selection by students who are On campus rising seniors, after all of our Rising Junior applicants have completed their leasing appointments.

We also expect there to be limited opportunities for rising second-year and off campus students. Students in lower leasing priority groups can still apply for these spaces, and will be able to attend their assigned open leasing appointment if spaces remain after the preceding groups with priority have had their appointments. If there are no spaces left at open leasing, you may opt to remain on the waitlist to be considered for any potential openings that may arise throughout the late spring and summer.

Should a rising second-year student or off campus student still submit a lease application for South Campus Commons and/or the Courtyards?

Yes! If you are interested in living in either apartment community for the 2017-2018 year, you are definitely encouraged to submit an online lease application by the March 9th deadline. If you are not able to select from available spaces during Open Leasing, you will be able to register for the SCC and/or CTY Waitlists. Sometimes in the late spring and summer, through lease terminations and re-leasing, we are occasionally able to place students from the SCC/CTY waitlist into apartments at South Campus Commons and the Courtyards.