Yes! You can search
for roommates using Hornet Housing. Information on roommate
matching through Hornet Housing will be distributed via email
before the room selection period. Please note that your options are
based on availability and we cannot guarantee that you will be
assigned with your preferred roommate. If no selection is made
during Room Selection, then Hornet Commons will auto-assign based
on the roommate profiles. After the completion of Room Selection
week, Hornet Commons will continue to accept roommate requests.
These requests will be taken into consideration but are not
guaranteed. We do our best to satisfy all of our roommate requests.
Can I pay my bill with a credit card? Is
there an extra charge?
Absolutely! You can check your balance; pay
your rent via our online system with VISA, MasterCard, Discover
Card or E-Check. There is a convenience fee for using a credit
cards when making a payment. However, there is no additional charge
if you pay through your bank account.
Can I pick my bedroom?
Bedroom placement will be made based on
availability. Hornet Commons will work to accommodate as many
roommate requests as possible, and place residents according to
their room style preference. If no selection is made during Room
Selection, then Hornet Commons will auto-assign based on the
Can I use my financial aid to pay for my
Yes, you may use financial aid to pay rent.
However, financial aid funds will be distrusted to our residents
directly and not Hornet Commons. Residents will need to make their
payment to Hornet Commons once their financial aid is provided.
Please note that financial aid usually is disbursed after the first
payment is due so you will need to make a payment and then
reimburse yourself when you receive your aid.
When is my first payment due?
The first payment is due on the 15th of the
month prior to your move-in month. For example, if your lease is
signed with an August 2023 move-in date, then payment will be due
on July 15th. Also, the next payment due is due on the first of the
When can I move in?
Residents can move-in to Hornet Commons
according to their lease start date.
Do I need a guarantor?
No. However, we encourage all residents to
have a guarantor. If an approved guarantor cannot be obtained, we
will accept a security deposit of one (1) rent installment. The
security deposit does not go towards any future rent payment.
What types of leases are available?
Hornet Commons has both academic (9 month)
and full year (12 month) leases available.
Do you allow pets?
We love pets at Hornet Commons! We charge a
$300 non-refundable pet deposit fee and $30 monthly pet rent. No
more than one animal is permitted in a bedroom and no more than two
animals are permitted in an apartment unless approved by Hornet
Commons Management. Please contact the Leasing Office for
restrictions or other questions.
If I am over 21 do I need a guarantor?
Yes. All leases are required to have a
guarantor. If an approved guarantor cannot be obtained, we will
accept a security deposit of one installment.
Is parking included?
Parking is separate. The cost is between $52
- $75 per space and there are a limited number of spaces. Please
call the leasing office for more information.
What utilities are included in my monthly
ALL utilities are included with the price of
rent. Therefore, trash, sewage, water, gas, cable, electricity and
internet will all be included with rent.
Will you send me a bill for each
We do not send any invoices, but for your
convenience, you can use our online resident portal to check your
balance at any time. The front page of your lease dictates exactly
when each payment is due.
Can I sublet my room?
We unfortunately do not allow subletting;
however, we do allow resident Rreplacements. Please contact the
leasing office to learn more about this process and how to complete
Can additional furniture be brought into the
You are welcome to bring additional
furniture with you, but don't forget that we fully furnish all of
our apartments. Please note that we do not allow furniture to be
removed from the apartment.
Can I request different roommates?
We want you to be comfortable here, and we
will do everything we can to accommodate your roommate requests. We
also offer roommate matching based on a roommate matching
questionnaire that you will fill out during our application.
What is a "renewal?
Are you loving it here and can't imagine
leaving at the end of your lease? By signing a renewal, you get to
extend your stay at our community!
If I renew, will my guarantor have to sign
Yes, your guarantor will have to sign again
for your new lease.
If I renew, do I have to move out then move
We offer a few renewal terms. Please call
the leasing office to inquire about which renewal term will best
accommodate your needs.
I'm graduating in December, can I still
Contact the office for details on the
options available to you.
I just moved in, is it too early to
Renewing now will provide the most benefit
to you. By signing early, you will secure your space for next year
and take advantage of the best pricing available.
How do I renew?
We know how busy you are, so we have made
the process as quick and easy as possible. Renewing is as easy as
1, 2, 3! Just follow these steps: 1. Open your renewal email from
us 2. Review the terms, and click "Accept" 3. Follow the prompts to
sign the new lease agreement It's that easy!
When do I start paying the new rent
The first installment for your renewal lease
will be due Aug 1st, 2022.