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Frequently asked questions

APPLICATION/ELIGIBILITY

  1. Do I have to be a Shoreline Community College student to live on campus?
    1. All applicants must be enrolled in at least 10 credits at the time of move-in in order to be eligible to live here.
  2. I receive financial aid. Can I use it to pay for part/all of my rent?
    1. Let the Leasing Office know when you receive your housing agreement and we will work with you to coordinate payment.
  3. I’m an international student. Can I still live on campus?
    1. Yes! We require that all International students meet the credit requirement outlined in our Rental Criteria and will still need to process an application for each applicant. We do not discriminate based on nationality.
  4. I’m under 17 years old. Can I live on campus? Does a parent need to sign the housing agreement with me?
    1. Unfortunately, students must be at least 17 years old at time of move-in to be eligible to live on campus. If that student is 16 years old at time the agreement being signed, they will be required to sign with a guarantor (parent or guardian).
  5. Do I have to find my own roommates?
    1. We’ll help you find them! After you apply you will be sent a roommate survey that will help our staff determine whom to place you with.
  6. Can I choose to live with people I know instead of being placed with new roommates?
    1. On the roommate survey, there is an option to provide the names of other applicants that you want to live with. Please note that they must request you as well in order for you to be assigned to a room/unit together.
  7. Is it possible that I might be placed with a roommate of a different gender?
    1. Yes, it is possible. You will have the opportunity to designate on your roommate survey whether you would prefer to live with someone of the same gender or someone of the opposite gender (we call this a gender-inclusive unit) and we will do our best to accommodate your request. However, we want to encourage residents to branch out of their comfort zone and find friends throughout the building. Choose a setting that will be most comfortable and enriching for you. Please be aware that though apartments may be gender specific, each floor will be mixed gender.

LEASING

  1. Can I schedule a tour of the new residence hall?
    1. Our building is still under construction and at this time we are not able to provide building/unit tours. We encourage you to check out the virtual tour online for a glimpse into what life in the building will look like!
  2. How do I apply?
    1. Simple! Just click the “Apply” button on the website, read through the rental criteria and fill out your information accordingly. You will need to select your unit type by preference and then submit your application which will go straight to our leasing team. Lease terms are currently being offered in 9 and 12 months increments, for shorter lease terms please contact the leasing office.
  3. I submitted an application! What do I do now?
    1. It will take a few days for the application to be verified. In the meantime, our staff will be in touch with you to fill out the Roommate Survey that you will need to complete prior to the housing agreement being signed.
  4. Do I sign a housing agreement with all of my roommates?
    1. Once we match you with your roommates, you each will be sent individual agreements to sign electronically. Everyone will be responsible for care of the shared common area spaces, but as far as rental payments – you will only need to worry about your own.
  5. What is the application fee/deposits I need to pay when I apply?
    1. There is a $150 application fee due when you submit your application online and is non-refundable.
  6. What is the “Activity Fee”?
    1. Each student living on campus pays an activity fee of $50/quarter which covers the cost for community amenities, events and programs. Students do not have the option to opt out of this fee.

BUILDING

  1. Is there overnight parking available?
    1. There will be limited overnight spaces available. Please inquire with the Leasing Office for pricing and availability.
  2. What types of floor plans are available?
    1. Our building offers the following unit types:
      • Shared Studios (2 person occupancy),
      • Two bedroom, One bathroom (2 person occupancy),
      • Two shared bedrooms, Two bathroom (4 person occupancy), and
      • Four bedroom, Two bathroom (4 person occupancy).

For detailed floor plans and a virtual tour of the building, check out our website at http://7000campusliving.com/.

  1. Are community spaces/common areas available in the building?
    1. Yes! Hang out with new and old friends in the large lobby area that includes wireless internet, high-top tables and comfy lounge chairs or go down the hall to get some studying done in the great room that includes lots of open seating and table space. Better yet, on a nice day, head outside and relax in the sun on the spacious patio!
  2. Are the apartments furnished?
    1. Everyone living in the building will have their own extra-long twin bed frame and mattress, wardrobe closet, desk, and desk chair. Every apartment has a full kitchen including a refrigerator, stove, oven and dishwasher. Studio units also have a two-person dining table and multi-bedroom units have a common area complete with a couch, two armchairs, and coffee table. Residents will be responsible for providing their own linens, towels, shower curtains, kitchenware, and television.
  3. Where can I do my laundry?
    1. Laundry facilities are provided on the ground floor of the building for use by all residents at an additional cost.
  4. Where do I go for groceries?
    1. The building is located right at the front of campus directly off the bus line and adjacent to the PUB which includes the cafeteria and coffee shop. Additionally, regular shuttle trips to local grocery stores will be offered each week that will allow students to stock up on food and supplies.
  5. Do I have to set up my own internet and cable service?
    1. We know how important it is for you to stay connected. All students will have access to free wireless internet. Additionally, all units are cable ready, however students living in that space will be responsible for setting up and paying for cable service. Satellite service is not available.
  6. What utilities will I have to pay for?
    1. None! We want you to be able to focus on your studies. Water, sewage, garbage, electric, and internet service are all included in your monthly rent payment.
  7. How do I pay my rent?
    1. You will be able to pay for your rent online using a bank account or credit card (a small convenience fee will be charged for both options). You will also be able to set up automatic payments through the online site. Payment via check or money order will also be accepted through the Leasing Office located off the lobby.

LIVING

  1. Will there be Resident Advisors in the building 24/7?
    1. There will be staff available in the building at all times. Resident Advisors (student staff) live in the building and will promote community by organizing events and providing assistance and support to students as needed. We will have a live-in Assistant Resident Director who will oversee the Resident Advisors as a senior counselor. Professional leasing staff will also be available in the onsite office from Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.
  2. Can I have guests over?
    1. Yes! However, guests are limited to staying for no more than 3 consecutive nights in a row and/or 7 days in a year. Also, before inviting guests over (especially if they will be spending the night) we encourage you to talk to your roommates to make sure everyone is comfortable with the arrangements.
  3. Can I have pets?
    1. Unfortunately, this building is animal-free (with the exception of assistance/support animals that require prior approval from the college).
  4. Can I smoke?
    1. Smoking (or vaping) of any kind is not allowed within the building or on campus with the exception of designated outdoor smoking shelters. For more information on this, please go to https://www.shoreline.edu/map/smoking-areas.aspx.