If you already have roommates you can request to be placed with them in the same apartment. If you are looking by yourself, you will be put on our “Roommate Needed List” and placed with other single tenants of the same gender. Our Roommate Matching survey will also be used as an additional tool when finding the best possible roommate match.
Yes, ALL units are completely furnished. Check specific unit style for exact furnishings.
Furnishings include: leather couches, coffee table, full-sized bed with hypoallergenic mattress, desk with locking drawer, desk chair, 5 drawer dresser, full-sized closet, and a 55” HD flat screen TV in ALL Suite Style Apartments
Campus Heights & Schoolhouse Lofts: All utilities are included in your monthly rental amount. Including HD Cable and Individually Password protected WiFi
**There is a Utility Allowance per unit**
We allocate a per unit average for your utility consumption. Should your average utility consumption cost exceed our baseline average we reserve the right to charge the residents the cost of the additional utility consumption. This process protects against misuse.
**No more worrying to pick which resident places the utility billing in their name.
**No more up front security deposits paid to the utility companies.
**No more chasing your roommates each month to collect their money to pay for utility bills.
Campus Heights & Schoolhouse Lofts: Your rental Payment includes: access to the entire facility for the complete duration of your lease term, access to the 2 story 4,000 sq. ft. Student Lounge, a fully furnished apartment, ALL utilities included, HD cable, individual password protected WiFi, a HD flat screen TV in every living room, FREE onsite parking, FREE laundry in ALL laundry rooms, secure package receiving at our Leasing Office, and after-hours security staff 7 days a week.
Yes. There is a $250 Security Deposit for every tenant and an additional $150 Non-Refundable Admin Fee. The security deposit will be applied toward any damage or outstanding balances, then returned to the tenant within 4 weeks after the end of their lease agreement.
Rent is to be paid by the 1st of every month of your contract. Arrangements can be made to pay a full semester in advance or a full year in advance if that is desired by the resident.
Rent payments can be made by check, money order, wire transfer, credit or debit cards (No cash will be accepted) in the Leasing Office or online through your Resident Portal account. Most debit cards have a daily limit for charges, so check with your bank to be sure you have the ability to make large payments before attempting payment. Convenience fees will apply to any online payment and vary depending on your payment method. College Town Communities splits these fees with you and pays half, so the fee you pay is actually half of the entire fee. Checks are the cheapest way to pay! Note that personal checks have a maximum amount of $6,000.
Onsite parking is available for ALL residents at NO additional charge. ALL parking lots are extremely well lit and close to building entrances. Parking lots are monitored by video camera surveillance and by our after-hours security team.
All residents are allowed to have a guest visit or spend the night at any time without the need to register or sign them in. However, a guest is NOT allowed to stay for more the 3 days at a time. Roommate consideration must be taken into account with all visitors. Guests must be accompanied by the resident with whom they are visiting at ALL times when inside the apartment. NO parents, older family members, or individuals younger than eighteen (18) years of age can stay overnight in the facility at any time.
Leasing Office: Located at 277 West Main St (inside the Student Lounge), Middletown PA, our fully staffed leasing office is open from 10am-5pm Mon-Friday. Saturdays 10am-3pm.
After Hours: There is an after-hours, 3rd Party, Security company that monitors both properties 7 days per week . All residents are to call the office phone number 717-649-0202 for any after-hours issues or concerns. Security is there to assist residents with any potential lock outs or if a resident is returning home late at night and would like their presence to escort them into the building, or to contact them if they accidentally burn something on the stove. College Town Communities 24 hour maintenance personnel are available by calling this same number.
Keys and Locks: All apartment entry doors and bedroom doors are equipped with a Schlage “Key Fob” lock system. Each of these locks are deadbolt locks, installed on solid core doors, which allow for maximum safety. Both the keys and the locks allow management to track activity and potential misuse of any area by their individual coding. These keys are not reproducible by the resident and can be taken offline immediately in the event that a resident’s key is ever lost or stolen. All exterior building doors lock every time they close, so non-residents are unable to enter without the assistance of a resident. If these doors are “propped open” or held open an alarm will sound after 30 seconds alerting staff and residents that the door is not closed properly.
Parking Passes: Each resident that is interested in keeping a vehicle on property must register the vehicle through the Leasing Office. Each resident is assigned a numbered parking pass that is then tracked through our software management system and monitored by BOTH or on-site staff and contracted towing service. Any vehicle found to be parking on property without a Resident Parking Pass or Registered Guest Parking Pass will be towed upon discovery.
Lighting: Both parking lot and building entry lighting are set to be on from Dusk ‘til Dawn every day, any time of year.
Security Cameras: There are also over 100 security cameras located around the facilities covering all entrances, outdoor and indoor common areas, as well as parking areas. Security cameras cannot stop something from happening, but they are an excellent deterrent against wrong doing.
Fire Protection: Both Campus Heights and Schoolhouse Lofts are equipped with full building sprinkler systems. BOTH Campus Heights and Schoolhouse Lofts are also equipped with a fully addressable and monitored, interconnected fire protection system. This means that all smoke detectors within the apartment unit are individually identifiable, which sends an alert to management and their after-hours security/ on-call staff to alert them every time a smoke alarm goes off. All smoke alerts that are received are checked, in person, by staff. Each apartment unit is also equipped with one combination smoke and Carbon Monoxide detector in the common living area. Common area hallway smoke detectors and pull stations are connected to a Central Station, 3rd party, alarm monitoring company that immediately calls the police and fire department if those alarms are ever triggered. Every apartment unit is also provided a fire extinguisher, either under the kitchen sink or adjacent to the kitchen hanging on the wall. All extinguishers are inspected annually by a 3rd party fire protection company to make sure that they are in working order.
ALL residents at Campus Heights and The Schoolhouse Lofts have their own bedrooms.
Campus Heights: All rooftop units provide residents with their own bathrooms. All suite style units provide residents with two bathrooms between four people. Suite style units also provide individual vanity sink areas for each resident.
Schoolhouse Lofts: All single units will have their own private bathrooms. Two-bedroom units will share the one bathroom for the apartment.
Each resident will have their own lease per bedroom.
Campus Heights: The Campus Heights student housing facility is adjacent to the PSU Harrisburg campus and provides a safe lighted walkway directly on to Olmsted Drive right across from the Campus Security building.
Schoolhouse Lofts: Is located within walking distance to the PSU Harrisburg campus (less than ¼ mile). Both locations are in close proximity to shopping and student friendly businesses.
No. Animals are not allowed at any of our facilities. No animals are allowed to “visit” any of the facilities at any time either, due to the possibility of spreading allergens or fleas that could be disruptive to other residents in the facility.
Campus Heights: There is a central laundry room available in every building, a total of 19 throughout the complex.
Schoolhouse Lofts: There is a laundry room located on the first and second floor.
All Leases for the 2020-2021 School Year will start AUGUST 20th, 2020.
Background checks are performed on every applicant who wants to live at Campus Heights and Schoolhouse Lofts. A minimally invasive credit check is performed separately to the applicant’s Guarantor. There is NO cost to the resident or the guarantor for this process.
No. There is no fee to apply.
No. The apartments are already painted. You may decorate your apartments with posters, tapestries, X-Mas lights, etc. Please use thumb tacks when hanging things on the walls. Do NOT use Nails, Tape, Glue, Gummy poster hangers, 3M double sided sticky pads, etc. Do NOT use wall decals, as they will delaminate the face of the drywall. Any unnecessary damage to the apartment walls could be deducted from your security deposit.
We provide a full-size bed frame and a full-size mattress. You will need to bring a sheets, blankets, comforters, pillows and bed spread. Every unit will include mini blinds on each window and you may add window treatments, but the blinds must stay in place. Any additional window treatments added must be hung with tacks only.
We do require every resident to carry renter’s insurance. Residents may procure their own renters insurance policy and show College Town Communities management proof of the policy and list College Town Communities as “Additional Insured.” Residents may also choose to work along with management to secure their renters Insurance Policy at move in by going with a third-party insurance company. This is done in our Leasing Office and often represents the most inexpensive costs for the most comprehensive coverages.
This property is solely rented to Penn State Harrisburg Students. We work closely with the Penn State Harrisburg campus but are a privately owned company.
Yes. You may use financial aid proceeds or any other 3rd party payment process to pay your rent at any of our facilities. Typically, financial aid proceeds are dispersed directly to the student who, in turn, can then use those proceeds to pay for housing.
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