UNDERGRADUATE HOUSING FAQ

Why Quadrangle Housing?
Who can live in off-campus housing?
How long of a lease can I sign?
How do I apply?
What is the deposit?
What if I am abroad during the process?
How can parents support their students during the housing selection process?
What do I need to ask a Roommate?
Common Reasons I think I can break my lease but CAN'T.
If I don't get off-campus housing where can I go to find a place to live?

Why Quadrangle Housing?
* Conveniently located by campus
* Evening Security patrols and emergency blue light phones
* 24-hour Emergency Maintenance
* Full-time, courteous management staff whose primary responsibility is providing housing for Washington University students
Need more reasons why?
We've got big plans for you! We’ve got the floor plan that will suit your needs. With our wide selection of styles and sizes it is easy to find the perfect fit!

Who can live in off-campus housing?
Off-Campus Apartments are owned by Washington University in St. Louis and managed by a subsidiary of the university, Quadrangle Housing Company. Our apartments are rented by the unit not by bed space. All persons living in our undergraduate housing must be in current standing with the University.

How long of a lease can I sign?
Lease requirements are:
Calendar year
6-9 month lease option available at an additional $100.00/month premium
Move-in dates vary upon availability.

How do I apply? 
OPEN Leasing – At QHC, you can search all our apartments - whether they are available now or later.  When searching if there is a price listed that means the apartment is available now and may be leased within the next 30-days.  If it states CONTACT FOR MORE DETAILS, unfortunately there are no available units at this time in that building.  Apartments will be available on a first come first serve basis. Availability can range and options start as soon as February. You can contact one of our leasing advisors for more details. Please keep in mind that renewal periods vary. 

**There is no permanent subleasing allowed in three bedroom apartments. Semester sublet only for students who are abroad and returning (Only original residents are allowed to renew.)​

What is the deposit?
The deposit fee: Studio/1 Bedroom $450.00, 2 bedroom $600.00, 3 bedroom $900.00. The deposit is due upon the selection of the apartment. (Upon signing the new resident application the future residents have 24 hours to cancel on the apartment with a one-time $100.00 non-refundable fee applying.) The deposit is fully non-refundable after the first 24 hours.

What if I am abroad during the process?
We realize the difficulty in making long-distance housing arrangements, so we have made several allowances for students in this position. If you do not have a friend in town to act as your proxy, a family member out of town can also act on your behalf.

How can parents support their students during the housing selection process?
Parents can encourage students to read this information and any lease over carefully and to share this with you. Please advise your son or daughter to have more than one living option. This is important. Students who have their heart set on just one option are more likely to be disappointed. We will not be able to house everyone who wants to live in University owned off campus housing. Having alternative living preferences to begin with goes a long way toward reducing the stress your son or daughter will be feeling at this time. Encourage your son or daughter to trust gut feelings. Students are sometimes surprised to learn that they do not know their best friends as well as they thought. Encourage your child to discuss expectations and concerns before making a commitment. If students are honest with each other and flexible, living with people different from themselves can be a terrific experience.

What do I need to ask a roommate?
This is a good time to evaluate exactly who you are living with and why you are living with them. Some thoughts to consider are:
* Do you plan on going abroad?
* Are you currently involved with anyone?
* Are you planning on any overnight guests?
* What are your expectations toward guests and cleanliness?
* How do you envision the common spaces to be used?
* Do you drink or smoke?
* How to split the living expenses: food; utilities; phone, etc..

Common reasons I think I can break my lease but CAN'T.
* Marriage
* My friend wants me to move in
* Do not like the apartment anymore
* Found a better place
* Minor repair problems
* Do not get along with roommate
* Utility bills are too high
* Just because I want to

If I don't get off-campus housing where can I go to find a place to live?
The Apartment Referral Office at 314-935-5092 will be able to help you identify off-campus housing alternatives as well as Parallel Properties LLC 314-935-4141.


REMINDER - Other housing not listed above is available on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested contact one of our leasing advisors and they will assist you in your search.

Leasing Inquiries


314.935.9511 phone


800.874.4330 toll-free


quadrangleleasing@wustl.edu



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Mon, Wed-Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Tuesdays: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


WEEKEND HOURS 2016

Saturday 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5/14 & 5/21

6/4 & 6/18

7/16 & 7/30

8/6, 8/13, 8/20 & 8/27


Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.

8/7, 8/14, 8/21 & 8/28

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