Welcome to the Open Leasing Resource page.  Below you will find important information to aid you in your selection of housing at South Campus Commons and The Courtyards at the University of Maryland.

 

SCC 2020-2021 Rates
Layout Rate
Studio $1,300 per installment
1 Bedroom/ 1 Bathroom $1,315 per installment
4 Bedroom/ 2 Bathroom $957 per installment
3 Bedroom/ 2 Bathroom $1,000 per installment
2 Bedroom/ 2 Bathroom $1,095 per installment
SCC Floorplans and Building Layouts
SCC Room Attributes
Click below to visit the Room Characteristics sheet and learn more about what options are available throughout the community to help you choose the best space for you!

 

 

Room Characteristics
CTY 2020-2021 Rates
Layout Rate
2 Bedroom / 2 Bath Quad (double occupancy bedrooms) $746 per installment
4 Bedroom / 2 Bath $811 per installment
4 Bedroom / 4 Bath $888 per installment
2 Bedroom / 2 Bath Standard $988 per installment
2 Bedroom / 2 Bath Deluxe $1,021 per installment

 

CTY Sample Lease
CTY Floorplans and Building Layouts
Floor plans Community layout
Building 1  
Building 2  
Building 3  
Building 4  
Building 5  
Building 6  
Building 7  
Apartment Selection
Preparing for your Appointment

  1. Review the Vacancy List about 10 minutes before your appointment and make a list of 5-10 apartments you and your group might be interested in. NOTE: Special Attribute denotes a space that requires the signing of an addendum stating your understanding that you might not be able to renew for the following leasing year
  2. Refer to the Open Leasing Resource page for details about installment payments, layouts, sample leases and apartment attributes
  3. Review the Group Leader/Individual Selection Steps Below

 

Group Leader/Individual Selection Steps

These are the steps group leaders or single applicants will take to select spaces .

 

  1. Go to the StarRez Portal and select the Commons/Courtyards Leasing tab.
  2. Select the 2020-2021 Leasing Application Term to get to the Application Status page
  3. From the Application Status page, click “Continue to Open Leasing” at the bottom of the screen to begin selecting your space.  
  4. Use the dropdown list to select the Property you are interested in.
  5. In the Initial Selection Screen, select the building you’re interested in (the building number is the first number in the apartment number, i.e. 1234 is in Building 1), this will bring you to the Room List
  6. Room List: You can narrow your selection using the checkboxes on the left or click “Room Info” to learn more about the room attributes. When you’ve decided on an apartment click “Add to Cart”. Note: You will have 10 minutes to complete the process beginning at the “Assign Room” stage.
  7. In the “Assign Room Screen” use the drop down menus to assign rooms to yourself and any group members. 
  8. Continue to the Confirmation page and Click “Confirm Selection” to complete the process. 

 

Rules for Selection

  1. Your group must fill the apartment. (e.g. a group of 1, 2 or 3 can not select a completely vacant four bedroom apartment)
  2. Only the group leader (or individual lessor, if not part of a group ) should access the selection module. Please refrain from using the StarRez portal if you are not actively selecting a space.
  3. Group membership can not be changed during scheduled appointments. After all appointments have passed, the group formation module will reopen for group changes. The Apartment selection module will stay open until 6:30pm on Wednesday April 8th.
Appointment Requirements
Being assigned a leasing appointment time does not mean that you are guaranteed a space in Commons or Courtyards. A leasing appointment offers you the opportunity to attend a leasing meeting to see what apartment spaces are available at that time. Leasing appointment times are based on Priority Groups. As students with better (i.e. lower) Priority Groups attend their leasing appointments and sign leases for particular spaces with their eligible pull-ins, the number and types of available apartment spaces will be reduced. Remember, submitting a leasing application and accepting a leasing appointment time also does not obligate you to sign a lease. However, if you choose to accept an apartment space during your leasing appointment you will be required to sign a lease for that space.

 

Following your apartment selection, you will need to provide:

  1. Check or money order for $300 (Lease Reservation Payment)
  2. Check or money order for $25 (Application Fee)
  3. Signed and initialed lease (including SSN) and completed and signed confirmation page
  4. Completed SCC Guarantor Form or CTY Guarantor Form

You will only turn in the checks/money orders if you actually choose a space and sign a lease. No money or checks will be collected if you do not select a space.

Vacancy list

To view the list of available vacancies at South Campus Commons and The Courtyards, go to the Vacancy List in MyDRL.  Available spaces are split by Male and Female.  Any apartment with all bedrooms available will be listed under both genders’ list.

Vacancy List
Writing your checks
Each check should include:

  • The name of the selected community in the “Made to the order” or “To” field
  • The date of the appointment in MM/DD/YYYY format
  • The resident name and chosen apartment number in the “Memo” field
  • The signature of the check’s authorized signer
  • The amount should be written in the box as a number and spelled out on the line below

 

       

 

Frequently Asked Questions
Please visit University of Maryland’s Resident Life webpage for Frequently Asked Questions about South Campus Commons and The Courtyards:

http://reslife.umd.edu/housing/commonscourtyards/faq/