What is the length of the apartment contract?
The apartment license contract is effective the day you pick up your key. As you only need to provide a 30-day vacate notice, the length of your contract can be as long or short as needed, as long as you are a registered NDSCS student. The terms of the contract are valid from August 1 until July 31 each year, therefore, students remaining in the apartments for longer than the terms of the license contract are required to sign a new license contract each year prior to August 1.
Does each student fill out an apartment application and $50 non-refundable application fee?
Yes, each student who qualifies to live in the apartments will need to fill out an apartment application and pay the $50 non-refundable application fee.
Can Residential Life help me find a roommate?
Residential Life does not assign roommates in the apartments. If you don’t have a requested roommate, you can let us know that you are looking for a roommate and we will keep a list of students in the same situation. We will periodically forward information to students looking for roommates and it’s up to you to contact others on the list to see if a potential roommate is a good match for you.
Can I live with:
My girlfriend/boyfriend? Roommates have to be of the same gender.
A non-NDSCS student? No, only NDSCS students can live in the apartments.
My wife/husband if they are not an NDSCS student? Yes, spouses and children are allowed, as long as one person in the apartment is an NDSCS registered student.
Can I remain in the apartment over the summer, even if I’m not registered for summer classes?
Yes! Students may reside in the apartment over the summer as long as you are registered for the upcoming fall semester.
Can I keep my apartment over the summer months and return for fall semester?
Yes! As long as you are registered for either summer or fall semester, you can leave your belongings, hand in your key and hold your apartment over the summer for $400 per unit. If you have a roommate, the $400 will be divided equally and billed to each of your student accounts.
Do the apartments have a waiting list?
It’s always a good idea to apply for an apartment sooner than later if you are wanting an apartment for the following academic year or semester. If you apply later and there are no available apartments, Residential Life maintains a waitlist throughout the academic year. If an apartment opens up, Residential Life staff will contact you to see if you are still interested in the apartments.
What is provided with an apartment?
All the apartments are two bedrooms, one bathroom and provide the following amenities:
Full size kitchen with refrigerator and stove
Rental prices includes:
o Unlimited use of high efficiency, coinless laundry machines
o Basic cable
o High speed wireless Internet access
o Paid water, sewer and trash
Students are responsible for establishing an electric service account with Otter Tail Power and paying the monthly electric bill.
There are a limited number of furnished Townhomes that, in addition to the above amenities, provide an XL twin bed, desk, chair, and dresser in each bedroom, a kitchen table and chairs, and a small sofa.