Graduate Student Housing for the 2022-23 Lease Year

 

Thank you for your interest in Graduate Student housing with The Courtyards at UMD for the 2022-2023 lease year! Information will also be available on our Instagram page @UmdCourtyards, follow to stay up to date with the latest updates! Applications for Graduate Students will go live at www.StarRez.umd.edu starting May 16th at 9am and will be available until May 23rd at 4pm. Apartment selection will also take place on the StarRez portal June 2nd and 3rd.

 

The Courtyards is a community that caters to over 700 UMD students, and is affiliated with The University of Maryland.  Every unit in this garden style community is fully furnished and features a full-size washer and dryer!  We are located across from the Xfinity Center and the UMD shuttle runs through Courtyards.

 

The Application Process

Application – Submitting an online Application does not obligate you to lease with us, but completion of the form is required for you to have the opportunity to lease at the Courtyards. No further paperwork or payments will be required of you until you decide to sign a lease. Please read below information on the payments and paperwork required at the time of your lease signing.

The 2022-2023 Graduate Student Application goes Live May 16th!!

Contact our office by calling 301-314-2466 or emailing thecourtyards@cocm.com to answer any questions!

Getting Ready For The Leasing Process

 You should take the time to look over the following items so you can be prepared for the leasing process. If you do not have all of the required payments and paperwork on the leasing date you are issued, you will NOT be able to lease and may lose your space to the next waitlist applicant.

Lease Reservation and Application Fees – Your application fee ($25) and lease reservation fee ($300) will be due after you sign your lease via DocuSign.  

Groups and Roommates – Applicants will be able to form groups with other eligible UMD graduate students prior to virtual apartment selection on May 27th. If a student chooses to participate in virtual apartment selection as an individual, they will be assigned roommates. 

Renter’s Insurance – In order to protect our residents from unforeseen situations, The Courtyards at UMD require all residents to purchase renter’s insurance with a minimum liability coverage of $100,000.  Renter’s insurance can provide protection for accidental damage, theft, fire, water damage, and more.  Renter’s insurance can also cover your personal property, which is not insured by The Courtyards, as well as damage to the site/buildings for which you may be found liable.  Many residents can utilize their parent’s/family members homeowner’s insurance for their desired coverage.  We recommend speaking with an insurance agent.  CTY does not recommend different insurance companies.   

*We will not ask for proof of this at check-in.  

Guarantors – A guarantor must be listed on the Leasing Application. Guarantors are required regardless of resident’s age. Keep in mind you cannot list yourself or another University of Maryland student as your guarantor. Guarantors must be over the age of 21. SSN’s are required from guarantors. No credit check will be ran on the guarantor or the resident. Guarantor forms will be automatically sent via DocuSign to the contact listed on the application following the resident’s signing of the lease. 

Timeline

Date

 

May 11, 2022

Virtual Info Session; Registration Link – https://go.umd.edu/ctygradinfo

May 13 & May 17

Tours

May 16-May 23, 2022

Leasing Application Available

May 26, 2022

Leasing Appointments Posted

May 27, 2022

Group Formation Module Opens

June 2 & 3, 2022

Apartment Selection

      Lease Dates

      Move-In | Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 12pm

      Move-Out | Friday, July 28, 2023

      *No Short-Term leases are offered. 

Sample Lease

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Rates and Floor Plans

We will be offering tours on Friday, May 13 and Tuesday, May 17 from 4pm-7pm.

Housing for this program will take place in Building 6 and contains 94 total bed spaces. 64 of the 94 spaces are 4 Bedroom – 4 Bathroom. 30 of the 94 spaces are 2 Bedroom – 2 Bathroom Deluxe.

Rates

 

Installment Rate

Total Lease Rate

4 Bedroom – 4 Bathroom

$915

$10,980

2 Bedroom – 2 Bathroom Deluxe

$1,052

$12,624

Upon signing the lease, a one-time application fee ($25) and lease reservation payment ($300) are due. The $300 lease reservation payment is deducted from the first installment. 

Residents are required to purchase renter’s insurance prior to move-in. 

Leases are given on a individual basis. Rates listed are per student. 

What's Included in the Rate?
  • ALL utilities (cable, internet, electricity, water) are included in the installment.
  • Access to all amenities
  • Residents are permitted to register one vehicle to park at The Courtyards at no additional cost. During move-in, please bring your license and original vehicle registration.  The vehicle should be registered to you, an immediate family member sharing the same last name, or have the same address as listed on your license (we cannot register your vehicle if it does not meet this criteria). 
Floor Plans

A video of the floor plans offered at the Courtyards can be viewed here. The models offered for the graduate student housing program are the 4 Bedroom – 4 Bathroom and the 2 Bedroom – 2 Bathroom Deluxe. Layouts can be viewed here

Amenities
  • Full sized Washer & Dryer in every apartment
  • Kitchen appliances include: Full sized refrigerator, Dishwasher, Microwave, Oven, Stove, and Garbage Disposal
  • Each apartment has its own heating/cooling controls
  • UMD WiFi and Cable
  • Panic button in each bedroom
  • Study Room
  • The Rec Room offers billiards and ping pong
  • Gym
  • Computer Lab with free printing, just bring your own paper
  • Outdoor Heated Pool (open until September 23)
  • Sand Volleyball Court
Additional Financial Information

Your lease at the Courtyards is for an 11.25 month period beginning August 23 and going through July 28, 2023. All rates are per person. The lease reflects a total amount divided into 12 equal installments due August 1 through July 1. These installments do not represent a monthly amount and are not prorated. 

Residents are provided with an online resident portal where you can view your bill, set up automatic payments and submit work orders. 

After a lease is signed, the only way to cancel your lease and no longer be financially responsible, is to go through the re-leasing process. Residents are responsible for finding another eligible UMD graduate student to take over the remainder of the lease. A $100 transfer fee is also required. 

Eligibility

Leasing eligibility is determined by the University of Maryland’s Department of Resident Life and the Residence Hall Association (RHA). Students must submit a graduate student leasing application by the deadline – May 23 at 4pm, to participate in virtual apartment selection on June 2 and 3. 

Who's Eligible?
  • Applicants must be in good academic and judicial standing with the University. 
  • Lease-holders must be registered full-time graduate students at the University of Maryland, College Park.