FAQ

Q. What apartment types are available?
  • 4-bedroom loft / 2 baths
  • 3-bedroom loft / 2 baths (Bedrooms do not have windows)
  • 2-bedroom /1 bath (Bedrooms in Building A do not have windows)
Q. What is the square footage of each unit?
  • 4-bedroom: 1780 square feet
  • 3-bedroom: 1390 square feet
  • 2-bedroom: 1020 square feet(Building A), 890 square feet (Building B)
Q. What are the lease terms?

Copper Beech Commons only offers 12, 10 and 6 month leases.

Q. What are the prices for Copper Beech Commons?

Prices per bedroom/per person for the 2017-18 year:

12 month leases:
2 bedroom: $899/month
3 bedroom lower: $875/month
3 bedroom upper: $899/month
4 bedroom: $899/month
2 bedroom end units and Apt. 200 $950/month

10 month leases:
2 bedroom: $1050/month
3 bedroom lower: $1025/month
3 bedroom upper: $1050/month
4 bedroom: $1050/month

6 month leases:
2 bedroom: $1250/month
3 bedroom lower: $1225/month
3 bedroom loft: $1250/month
4 bedroom: $1250/month

Q. Is a security deposit required?

Yes, a $750 deposit is required and will cover any damages to your apartment. This deposit will be returned with an itemized receipt of any deductions 21 days after the end of your lease agreement; the security deposit cannot be used in lieu of rent.

Q. What does all-inclusive mean?

Each apartment is fully furnished with a loveseat, 2 chairs, coffee table, end table, flat screen television, television table, kitchen table and chairs, a full kitchen with dishwasher, stove, microwave, refrigerator, and washer and dryer. Each bedroom is fully furnished with a full-sized bed, dresser, desk and desk chair. All utilities: heat, central air, electricity, basic cable, high-speed internet, trash pick-up, and water are included in the rent price. You will also have full access to the on-site fitness center, game room, aerobics studio, basketball court, study lounges, grilling area, and vending.

Q. Is the lease written for each resident or the apartment?

Lease contracts are for individual bedrooms within a unit.

Q. Who can live at Copper Beech Commons?

Anyone, however, Copper Beech Commons is designed with student’s’ needs in mind. We welcome students from Syracuse University, SUNY-ESF, LeMoyne, SUNY Upstate, Onondaga Community College, Onondaga School of Massage and students in Syracuse on exchange or from other area schools.

Q. Where is Copper Beech Commons located?

Copper Beech Commons is located at 300 University Avenue, at the corner of University Avenue and E Genesee Street, directly across from the Genesee Grande Hotel. Copper Beech Commons is located just 3 blocks from the Whitman School of Management, 4 blocks from the Schine Student Center, and 1 block from Syracuse Stage.

Q. Where is the Leasing Office located?

The Leasing Office is located at Copper Beech Commons at 300 University Avenue, Building A.

Q. Is parking available?

Parking passes for the year are available at the following costs:
$650/year: Main Lot
$325/year: North Lot
Parking is provided on a first come, first served basis. Residents must register their vehicle with the property management office and display the appropriate Copper Beech Commons Permit.

Q. Is Copper Beech Commons accepting applications? What is the availability?

Applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Contact the leasing office for availability. Applications can be completed online at http://copperbeechcommons.com. There is a $100 application fee.

Q. Do I need a guarantor/co-signer?

Yes, a guarantor (parent or sponsor) is required for all leases and must be approved by the property manager. If a tenant is unable to attain a guarantor (i.e. International Students, non-traditional students), payment of the last 2-month’s rent is due upon move-in.

Q. Can I use my financial aid?

In almost all cases this is possible, student loans, grants, etc. are distributed to the University and the remaining amount after tuition is refunded to the student for their housing allowance; it is the student’s responsibility to pay Copper Beech Commons with the financial aid funds, it is not a direct payment.

Q. Will you send me a bill each month?

All payments will occur online and dependent on your payment plan you will be responsible for paying your rent as outlined in your lease. Invoices are always available online for your review. Monthly payments are due the first day of each month and semester payments are due September 15 and February 1. Tenants can pay via cash, check or credit. There is a 2% convenience fee for credit card payments.

Q. Is Copper Beech Commons on-campus housing?

No. Copper Beech Commons is privately owned and managed; however, it is designed for student living.

Q. Is subleasing allowed?

Subleasing is not permitted without the property manager’s written consent. Sub-tenants must meet eligibility and financial requirements. There is a $250 fee for subletting.

Q. Are the apartments handicapped accessible?

All apartments are ADA friendly, please contact the management office for specific ADA needs and accommodations will be made where possible.

Q. Can I share my bedroom?

All apartments are designed to accommodate only one resident per bedroom.

Q. What sizes are the beds?

Each bed is full size.

Q. Is there lighting in the bedroom?

Each bedroom has a ceiling light operated on a switch.

Q. Is garbage pick-up included?

Yes. Recycling and trash dumpsters are centrally located in the parking lot.

Q. Can I request an apartment or roommates?

We will use your Housing Preferences Form to match you with roommates; however, we make assignments based on a first come/first serve basis.

Q. Can the apartments be co-ed?

Yes. Please note on your Housing Preferences Form if you would like a co-ed apartment.

Q. Will there be card access to my building?

There will be key fob access to your building and each apartment. Each bedroom is individually keyed.

Q. Are pets allowed?

Copper Beech is pet friendly. One dog or cat is allowed per apartment. Dogs are only allowed in first floor apartments. $50/month charge for dog or cat and $500 non-refundable pet deposit. Tenants must sign and abide by the Pet Policy.