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Hornet Common’s FAQs

Where is Hornet Commons located?

We are located on Sac States campus located at 3001 State University Drive in Sacramento, California.

 

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 http://www.dining.csus.edu/meal-plans/ 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?

Yes! You can search for roommates using Hornet Housing. Roommate matching will end on June 11, 2022. Room Selection week will be from June 28, 2022, through July 9, 2022. You can select your bedroom during Room Selection week. Please note that your options are based on availability. 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 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. All roommate matching will go through Hornet Housing! After you complete your roommate profile, you will search Hornet Housing for other students who selected the same room type (ex: 4x2, 2DX2). Hornet Housing roommate matching will allow you to create roommate groups and request others to be in your group. However, after the roommate matching process is over, you can coordinate with the roommate of choice (if applicable) during Room Selection. If you do not have a roommate preference, you will select from the available rooms during Room Selection. If a student is currently in the apartment before choosing, you can view their profile if they have created one. If no selection is made during Room Selection, then Hornet Commons will auto-assign based on the roommate profiles.

 

Can I pick my bedroom?

Yes! Room Selection week will be from June 28, 2022, through July 9, 2022. You can select your bedroom during Room Selection week. Please note that your Room Selection options will be based on availability. If no selection is made during Room Selection, then Hornet Commons will auto-assign based on the roommate profiles.

 

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.