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Hornet Common’s FAQs

Where will the apartments be located?

We will be located at 3001 State University Drive in Sacramento, on campus at Sac State.


How close to campus are you located?

Hornets Commons is located at the south end of the campus of Sac State. We are within walking distance to all your classes and your favorite Sacramento eateries.


How many people can live there?

We have 1,100 residents in 284 apartments.


What types of apartments are available?

We have two apartments available: 2x2 shared bedrooms and 4x2 private bedroom apartments. More information is available from our leasing office staff.


Are the apartments furnished?

Your apartment will come with a couch, one chair, two “C” side tables, entertainment stand, an island with chairs, twin size XL beds, stackable/under bed chest of drawers, and student desk with chair. All apartments also come with Energy Star, stainless steel appliances. The refrigerators come with an ice maker and garbage disposals are included!


What size are the beds?

Each bedroom contains a comfortable Twin XL bed.


Can additional furniture be brought into the apartment?

Additional furniture is allowed. However, due to storage constraints, we cannot remove furniture from furnished units.


Am I required to have a meal plan?

Meal plans are not required. All apartments feature a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Sac State offers several different meal plans. Visit for more information and pricing.


Will there be Resident Assistants available?

Yes, Hornet Commons will have Resident Assistants located throughout the community. The RAs will be focused on community development and are available for lockouts, after hour emergencies, programming and general administrative support for the building.


What amenities do you offer?

We have SO much to offer! Our community will have a state-of-the-art fitness center, sparkling swimming pool, a relaxing outdoor lounge and green spaces, grilling stations, a computer lab, multiple study lounges, a community room, a sand volleyball court, a bocce ball court, a basketball half court, bike lockers and repair station, relaxing hammocks, yoga lawn, fire pits, dog park, and an onsite Einstein Bagels café.


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.


Can I request an apartment or roommate?

Roommate requests are first consideration for room assignments. Apartment preferences are taken into consideration but are not guaranteed. We do our best to satisfy all your requests.


What if I don't have a roommate?

With our roommate matching service, we can easily accommodate you—even if you don't have anyone to live with or enough roommates to fill an apartment. We have partnered with RoomSync to provide a modern matching platform where residents choose their own roommates. After you complete the leasing process you will be emailed a link to join our RoomSync network. You will then log in to RoomSync, create a matching profile, and begin your search to find your new best friend - or roommate for starters. If you already have a roommate in mind, you can confirm your roommate request within RoomSync.


Can I pick my bedroom?

We encourage all residents to request a bedroom on the roommate matching card section of their online application.


Can I use my financial aid to pay for my rent?

Yes, you may use financial aid to pay rent. Please note that financial aid usually is disbursed after the first payment is due so you may 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 July 15th, and the next payment due is September 1st.


Will you send me a bill for each installment?

We do not send any invoices, but for your convenience, you can use our online resident portal to check your balance at any time and schedule payments. Your copy of the lease serves as your bill.


When can I move in?

Our move in date is August 27th, 2021.


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 (1) installment. The security deposit does not go towards any future rent payment.


What is the cost?

The cost varies on the many floorplans and availability fluctuates every day. Please visit the Floor Plans page or call us at 916-573-6205 for our current rates.


What types of leases are available?

Hornet Commons has both academic (9 month) and full year (12 month) leases available. If you choose to renew your full year lease, you will not need to move‐out of your apartment at any time.


Is parking available?

Yes, parking is available on a limited basis. Contact the Leasing Office for availability and monthly rates.


What utilities are included in my monthly installment?

Our rental packages are all‐inclusive! HD cable, high‐speed internet, electric, water, sewer, gas & waste removal are all included.


What if I need to cancel my lease?

The resident is responsible for the entire lease contract. Hornets Commons does allow residents to reassign their lease agreement to another qualified and approved student. Please call the office for details.


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. Please contact the Leasing Office for restrictions or other questions.