RE-NEW HOUSING AT SOUTH CAMPUS COMMONS & COURTYRDS FOR 2023-24 BETWEEN JANUARY 12 – FEBRUARY 9

Renew Housing at Commons/Courtyards for 2023-24 Between Thursday, January 12 – Thursday, January 9.  Go to www.starrez.umd.edu

Failure to renew by February 9 at 11:59pm will result in you forfeiting your space for 2023-24.  There are no exceptions to this.  We encourage you not to wait until the last moment.

 

Step 1:  Commons/Courtyards Leasing Application

 

 

Step 2: Commons / Courtyards Leasing 2023-24

Returning Same Bed

Returning as a “Same Bed” resident means you will renew your exact same bedroom in your current apartment.  This would permit you to remain in your room without having to move out during the lease transition period.  See the SCC and CTY same-bed letters for more detailed information about the rules, preparatino requirements, and entry expectations. 

What if I want to pull in new roommates to fill vacancies in my apartment?  There will be a content box in the intention form that will allow you to add students you want to pull-in.  Please put their first and last name and following directions as stated in this section.  You can only pull in rising juniors or rising seniors who are currently living on-campus. 

 

What if I want to pull in someone that is not a rising junior or rising senior?  This is not possible.  The only way for them to live with you would be for the spaces to hopefully still be available when they go through the Virtual Apartment Selection process Feb. 28th and March 1st.  There is no guarantee and unlikely to happen.  

 

When will my pull-in(s) get their lease?  They will have access to their lease beginning Feb. 10th on their StarRez portal. Your pull-in also needs to fill out a Commons/Courtyards 2023-24 Leasing Application by Thursday, February 19 at 11:59pm which they can find at www.starrez.umd.edu.  If they do not fill out the application by that deadline, they will be unable to get a lease.    

 

What if I don’t fill out the Intention Form by Thursday, February 9 at 11:59pm?  You will not be able to stay in your same space for 2023-24 and will have to move out on Friday, July 28th.  

 

If I filled out the Intention Form stating that I’m returning same bed, am I done with everything?  No, the intention form is only stating your purpose for 2023-24. You must continue and sign the lease on StarRez as well.   

 

What do I have to do during the Lease Transition Period? Please see the below links for each property:

South Campus Commons

The Courtyards

Transfer

Who should select “transfer?”  You will select this if you wish to transfer to another apartment at South Campus Commons or transfer to The Courtyards.

 

If I select transfer, will I be moving out on Friday, July 28?  Yes, anyone who selects transfer will move-out on Friday, July 28 and move back in on Sunday, August 20th for SCC or the Courtyards move-in date on Tuesday, August 23rd.

 

What happens after I submit the Intention Form as a Transfer?  On February 23rd, you will select your new space virtually in the Star Rez portal (more info to come about this).  After you select your space you will be able to sign your lease through the StarRez portal by accessing your 2023-24 Leasing Application.

 

What if I want to pull in new roommates in the apartment I’m transferring to?  There will be a content box in the intention form that will allow you to add students you want to pull-in.  You can only pull in rising juniors or rising seniors, who are currently living on-campus.  Please put their first and last name and follow directions as stated in this section.  Your pull-in also needs to fill out a Commons/Courtyards 2023-24 Leasing Application by Thursday, February 9th at 11:59pm which they can find at www.starrez.umd.edu.  If they do not fill out the application by that deadline they will be unable to get a lease.

 

What if I want to pull in someone that is not a rising junior or rising senior?  This is not possible.

 

When will my pull-in(s) get their lease?  They will have access to their lease beginning Feb. 10th on their StarRez portal by accessing the 2023-24 Leasing Application.

Do Not Wish To Renew

Who should select “do not wish to renew?”  If you select this it means that you are not returning for 2023-24 and plan to move-out by Friday, July 28 at 12pm.  Residents will select this if they are graduating or no longer wish to live at CTY/SCC .

Renewal Eligibility
Undergraduate students who will be entering their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of undergraduate study in Fall 2024 who are in good standing with the university are eligible to renew their lease. Students who will be entering their 5th year of undergraduate study in Fall 2024 are also eligible to renew this year.
Pulling in a friend

The only students eligible to be pulled in are current residence hall students in the 3rd or 4th Commitment Group (rising Juniors and Seniors) who are in good standing with the University. Current South Campus Commons and Courtyards residents who are in good standing with the University are also eligible to be pulled in/transferred to your apartment.

 

If you want to pull in a friend, you must select an apartment that will accommodate the number of spaces for you and your friend(s) that you are trying to pull in. For example, if there are two of you, you may not select a completely empty four or three bedroom apartment. You would be limited to choosing units with only two open spaces.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the 2023-24 lease term? 

South Campus Commons begins on Sunday, August 20th, 2023 and concludes on Friday, July 27th, 2024.

The Courtyards begins on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023 and concludes on Friday, July 27th, 2024.

Residents that select same bed will get to stay during the transition period.

 

What if I’m graduating in the Fall of 2023?  Is there any leases that will go through December 2023?  All 2023-24 leases end on Friday, July 27th, 2024.  If you are graduating in December 2023, it will be your responsibility to find a releasor to take over your space, to no longer be financially responsible.  *All residents are financially responsible until a releasor is found. 

 

What if I sign a lease for 2023-24 and decide later on that I no longer wish to live at South Campus Commons or The Courtyards?  The only way to cancel your lease is through the lease transfer process.  Residents will be responsible for finding a releasor and will be financially responsible until a releasor is found.

*if you sign and complete a lease you are still responsible for the lease even though your guarantor has not finished their portion.  The only way to cancel your lease once completed is through releasing. 

 

What if I don’t fill out the Intention Form at all or only complete half of it, what does that mean?  Any resident that doesn’t complete the Intention Form, we will assume you are not returning for 2023-24 and your move out date will be July 28th, 2023.

 

What if I forgot to renew my lease by February 9 at 11:59pm?  Can I call the office to get an extension Unfortunately the application will close promptly at 11:59pm on February 9 and cannot be reopened.

*Please note the Offices will close on February 9 at 5pm and no professional staff will be available to help/assist after 5:00pm on February 9. 

 

Will I get a confirmation email once I submit the Intention Form?  Yes.

SCC 2023-2024 Rates
Layout Twelve Installments Total Cost
4 Bedroom/ 2 Bathroom $1,016 per installment $12,192
 3 Bedroom/ 2 Bathroom $1,060 per installment $12,720
2 Bedroom/ 2 Bathroom $1,162 per installment $13,944
1 Bedroom/ 1 Bathroom $1,396 per installment $16,752
Studio $1,380 per installment $16,560

 

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SCC Lease Transition Requirements

 

Friday, July 28th – Sunday, August 20th. 

 

What does “same bed” mean?  You do not have to move-out on Friday, July 28 (when the 2022-23 lease ends).  You also will get to stay during the transition period of Friday, July 28 – Sunday, August 20.

 

What do I have to do for the lease transition period of Friday, July 28 – Sunday, August 20?  The South Campus Commons Team works diligently to get apartments ready for new students that are moving in on Sunday, August 20, 2023.  To make sure your future roommate has a great experience on August 20, we need you to do the following by July 28 at 12pm, at the latest:  

 

Kitchen 

  • All Kitchen items must be in cabinets and cabinet space needs to be made for your new roommates. (Example: If you live in a 4 bed/2 bath and getting two new roommates, at least 50% of the cabinet space should be empty for new roommates.)
  • The sink, stove, and counter tops must be free of personal items.
  • Refrigerator must be cleaned out by Friday, July 30 and kept clean during the transition period.  Items can only be stored on the top shelves (bottom shelf must be clear) in the refrigerator.  Items should not be stored on top of the fridge.  Please limit clutter on the interior refrigerator door for cleaners to access.

 

Shared Bathroom (4×2 and 3×2 units) 

  • All personal items in the bathroom must be off the countertops, bathtub, sink, floors and medicine cabinets.
  • Cabinets and sink vanity must be emptied of all items.
  • All bathroom items should be stored in the individual bedroom except the shower curtains may be left on. (If the person you are sharing the bathroom with is a same bed resident you don’t have to do this.  If the person you are sharing the bathroom with is moving out on July 30 you do have to do this.)

 

Common Area 

  • All non-South Campus Commons items and decorations must be removed from the common area including taken down from the walls and ceiling. (TV’s can remain in common area)
  • Furniture items from persons not on the current lease term should not be stored in the apartment.  If your roommate moves out on July 28 and leaves items in kitchen/living room behind, we are going to assume they are yours.  Please alert us by emailing us at southcampuscommons@cocm.com by Monday, August 1 by 12pm if your roommate left items behind in the kitchen/living room.  After this date we consider anything in the apartment common area to be owned by people staying for the 2022-23 lease period. 

 

Your apartment must remain like this from July 28, 2023 – August 20, 2023.  This helps our cleaning team, maintenance team, painters, etc. to prepare the apartment so that your future roommate has a welcoming move-in experience.  If you plan on being away during the period of July 28 – August 20 you will need to ensure this is completed before departing. 

 

Other important information: 

  • The Make Ready Team that prepares apartments by August 20 consisting of maintenance, cleaning, and painters will be accessing apartments between 8am – 8pm between July 28 and August 20.  They will not be entering occupied bedroom spaces for the make ready process.  There will NOT be a notice of dates/times between July 28–August 20 that maintenance, cleaning, painters, etc will be entering units.  All staff will knock on front doors for 25-30 seconds prior to entering. 

 

*Please note that while there is not a requirement, we will do our best to inform you of approximate dates of maintenance, cleaning, painters, etc.*

 

  • South Campus Commons and ResLife staff will be entering apartments on Friday, July 28 to complete a move-out inspection.  Also, on Friday, July 28 a highly trained dog that detects pests will enter the apartment to seek out potential pest issues (they are usually in the apartment for 3 – 5 minutes).  To assist with detection the staff may remove part of your sheets to get a closer detection of the mattress area. 
  • The lease states that residents may be charged a $450 violation fee if you do not comply with preparing your apartment by the Friday, July 28 transition period. It is our hope that you work with us in helping create a great first impression for your future roommate.  
  • After cleaners have entered your apartment between July 28th and August 20 it will be your responsibility to maintain the cleaning so that your future roommate walks into a clean apartment on move-in day.  Prior to Saturday, August 20, the South Campus Commons team will be giving your apartment a final inspection and your apartment must be ready for your new roommate by this date and time.  Anything not in compliance (or if the common area is not clean for your new roommate) would be eligible for a $450 violation fee. 

What if everyone in my apartment is returning same bed?  If you fall under this category, we will not be turning your apartment because all of you are coming back for 2023-24.  However, if that were to change and one of your roommates were to re-lease their space, that immediately changes your apartment status, and we would need to turn the common area for a new roommate.  If that were to happen all apartment occupants will have to get their apartment turn ready by July 28 at 12pm. 

 

Additional Notes:

  • You cannot let your new roommate or their belongings move-in early (prior to August 20).
  • On August 1styour first installment is due for your new 2023-24 lease.  If you have reoccurring payments log into your resident portal and update your payment information. Automatic payments do not carry over between lease years and must be re-established each August.  

 *This installment is applied towards your 2023-24 lease.  You are not paying for July 28th-August 20th because this is the lease transition period.  Your new lease begins on August 20, 2023 and concludes on July 26, 2024.  The total rate of your apartment type is divided into 12 installments with the first installment being due on August 1, 2023. 

 

*Please remember that if you have set up scheduled payments in the resident portal they do not carry over and will end on 7/31/2023, you will need to log in after 8/1/2023 and set up a new schedule. If you have issues with this, please contact our office directly and we are happy to assist.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us in the Management Office via email (southcampuscommons@cocm.com) or call us at 301-314-2499.  We are here to help!  Thank you so much for helping to create a welcoming environment for your new roommate! 

 

CTY 2023-2024 Rates
Layout Twelve Installment  Total Cost
4 Bedroom / 2 Bath $852 per installment $10,224
4 Bedroom / 4 Bath $934 per installment $11,208
2 Bedroom / 2 Bath Standard $1,038 per installment $12,456
2 Bedroom / 2 Bath Deluxe $1,074 per installment $12,888

 

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