Call us to set up a tour at 484-646-9558.
OPTION A: ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED
Your rental payment includes: Electric, High speed internet, water, sewer, trash, FREE on-site parking, FREE laundry, FREE 55” HD flat-screen TVs in every living room (50” HD flat-screen at Sacony Commons), Sacony Commons residents also receive FREE HD cable TV. All residents also have access to the entire facility for the duration of your lease term (you do not need to vacate during school holidays and vacations). Ask leasing office for complete details and the advantages of our All Utilities Included rental option.
**No more worrying to pick which resident places the utility billing in their name.
**No more up front security deposits paid to the utility companies.
**No more chasing your roommates each month to collect their money to pay for utility bills.
OPTION B: ELECTRIC UTILITY PAID BY RESIDENT TO THE UTILTY PROVIDER
Your rental payment includes: High speed internet, water, sewer, trash, FREE on-site parking, FREE laundry, FREE 55” HD flat-screen TVs in every living room (50” HD flat-screen at Sacony Commons), Sacony Commons residents also receive FREE HD cable TV. All residents also have access to the entire facility for the duration of your lease term (you do not need to vacate during school holidays and vacations). Electric service MUST be put in resident’s name as of the lease start date. SEE NEXT FAQ ANSWER FOR MORE INFORMATION.
If you decide NOT to take advantage of the All Utilities Included rental option the only utility that needs to be put in your name is the electric service with the Borough of Kutztown.If you choose to pay for the electric service yourself:
Yes, per the lease, each resident is required to pay a $250 security deposit. After move-out, the security deposit will be applied toward any damage or outstanding balances, and the remainder will be returned to the resident within 30 days after the end of the lease agreement.
Rent is paid at the beginning of each semester. Students who receive Financial Aid will be accommodated to pay later if all necessary communication with management has taken place beforehand.
Rent payments can be paid by check, money order, or credit/debit card at either of our Leasing Offices (233 West Main St. or 45 E. Normal Ave.) during business hours. After hours, payment by check or money order can be dropped off in the rent box on or next to the Leasing Office door. Payments can be made online by accessing your Resident Portal account. The Leasing Office will provide your username and/or password, should you need assistance.
On-site private parking is available at ALL buildings at no additional charge. To protect parking privileges, each resident is issued a free parking sticker, which must be displayed on the rear driver’s side windshield.
Leasing Office: There are TWO Leasing offices to assist student residents.
“Downtown Leasing Office” located at 233 West Main St , Kutztown PA. Call our staff at 484-646-9558 for weekly office hours.
“Sacony Commons Leasing Office” located at 45 East Normal Ave, Kutztown PA. This office is fully staffed from 10am-5pm Mon-Friday. Saturdays 10am-3pm.
After Hours: There is an after-hours, 3rd Party, Security company that monitors both properties Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights every week. All residents are to call the office phone number 484-646-9558 for any after-hours issues or concerns. Security is there to assist residents with any potential lock outs or if a resident is returning home late at night and would like their presence to escort them into the building, or to contact them if they accidentally burn something on the stove. College Town Communities 24 hour maintenance personnel are available by calling this same number.
Keys and Locks:
Sacony Commons: All apartment entry doors are equipped with a Schlage “Key Fob” lock system. Each of these locks are deadbolt locks, installed on solid core doors, which allow for maximum safety. Both the keys and the locks allow management to track activity and potential misuse of any area by their individual coding. These keys are not reproducible by the resident and can be taken offline immediately in the event that a resident’s key is ever lost or stolen. All exterior building doors lock every time they close, so non-residents are unable to enter without the assistance of a resident. All bedroom doors are keyed with individual brass key locks for each resident. Each bedroom has a separate brass key, that is given to each resident of Sacony Commons, along with his/her key fob for the apartment entry door.
All other Kutztown apartments: Entry doors and bedroom doors are equipped with a Schlage “Key Fob” lock system. Each of these locks are deadbolt locks, installed on solid core doors, which allow for maximum safety. Both the keys and the locks allow management to track activity and potential misuse of any area by their individual coding. These keys are not reproducible by the resident and can be taken offline immediately in the event that a resident’s key is ever lost or stolen. All exterior building doors lock every time they close, so non-residents are unable to enter without the assistance of a resident.
Parking Passes: Each resident that is interested in keeping a vehicle on property must register the vehicle through the Leasing Office. Each resident is assigned a numbered parking pass that is then tracked through our software management system and monitored by BOTH our on-site staff and contracted towing service. Any vehicle found to be parking on property without a Resident Parking Pass or Registered Guest Parking Pass will be towed upon discovery.
Lighting: Both parking lot and building entry lighting are set to be on from Dusk ‘til Dawn every day, any time of year.
Security Cameras: There are security cameras located at BOTH the Sacony Commons and Bieber Square apartment buildings covering all entrances, outdoor and indoor common areas, as well as parking areas. Security cameras cannot stop something from happening, but they are an excellent deterrent against wrong
Fire Protection: 217 West Main Street, Bieber Square, The Lofts on East Main, and Sacony Commons are equipped with full building sprinkler systems. Sacony Commons is also equipped with a fully addressable and monitored, interconnected fire protection system. This means that all smoke detectors within the apartment unit are individually identifiable, which sends an alert to management and their after-hours security/ on-call staff to alert them every time a smoke alarm goes off. All smoke alerts that are received are checked, in person, by staff. West Main Street Buildings, Bieber Square, and the Lofts on East Main Street each have an interconnected, hardwired smoke detection system. Common area pull stations are connected to a Central Station, 3rd party, alarm monitoring company that immediately calls the police and fire department if those alarms are ever triggered. Sacony Commons provides a fire extinguisher outside each apartment door in the common hallway. West Main Street Buildings, Bieber Square, and the Lofts on East Main Street provided a fire extinguisher, either under the kitchen sink or adjacent to the kitchen hanging on the wall.
One individual lease is signed by EACH resident in an apartment. Each resident is also required to have a Guaranty Agreement Addendum signed by a parent or guardian. Sample documents are available on this website.
217, 231, and 233 West Main Street, Bieber Square and The Lofts on E. Main: All apartments in these buildings have a 55” HD Flat Screen TV and entertainment stand in the living room. Otherwise the apartments are completely unfurnished, and you are able to bring your own furniture and decorate how you like in accordance with the Resident Handbook and the Lease.
Sacony Commons: Your apartment is fully furnished with a leather couch and loveseat, end tables, and a wall mounted SMART HDTV in the living room. Bedrooms include an extra-long twin bed with under-bed storage, a study desk and chair and a spacious built-in wardrobe.
217, 231, and 233 West Main Street, Bieber Square and The Lofts on E. Main: Kitchens in these buildings include a stove/oven, refrigerator and a garbage disposal. FREE Laundry facilities are centrally located for each building.
Sacony Commons: Kitchens include a refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave and dishwasher. Each unit has its own washer and dryer either in a hall closet or in the bathroom.
217, 231, and 233 West Main Street Apartments and The Bieber Square Apartments are ALL located 3 Blocks from Campus. The Lofts on East Main and Sacony Commons are located ½ mile from Campus.
No. Pets are not allowed at any of our facilities.
217, 231, and 233 West Main Street, Bieber Square and The Lofts on E. Main: There is at least one centrally located laundry room for each property. All laundry is FREE to residents.
Sacony Commons: Each unit (except the Studio) has its own washer and dryer combo either in a hall closet or in the bathroom. All laundry is FREE to residents. Studio apartment residents have access to the free laundry in the first floor Sacony sample apartment.
Background checks are performed on every student who wants to live at one of our Kutztown properties. A minimally invasive credit check is performed separately on the parental guarantor for each applicant. Both the background and the credit check are performed with the applying parties’ permission only.
No. The apartments are already painted. You may decorate your apartments with posters, tapestries, holiday lights, etc. Please use thumb tacks or nails when hanging things on the walls. Do NOT use Tape, Glue, Gummy poster hangers, 3M double sided sticky pads, etc. Any unnecessary damage to the apartment walls could be deducted from your security deposit.
We require every tenant to carry renter’s insurance to protect each resident’s personal property as well as to protect the resident should they be responsible for damage to the building or to another person’s personal property. Residents may procure their own renter’s insurance and must provide proof of that insurance policy to Management prior to move in. ALL policies must list College Town Communities as “Additional Insured” or similar so that College Town Communities is alerted should the policy lapse. If a resident does not have a preferred provider of his own, College Town Communities offers a link to an agency below with whom we have worked to create a policy that ensures the best coverage at the lowest rate. We’ve also attached helpful step-by-step instructions on exactly how to fill out the agency’s renter’s insurance application to make this process quick and easy. Additional links below offer more information about renter’s insurance.
No, all properties are privately owned and managed. However, all of our properties are solely rented to Kutztown University students.
Yes. You may use financial aid proceeds or any other 3rd party payment process to pay for your Rent at any of our facilities. Typically financial aid proceeds are disbursed directly to the student who in turn can then use those proceeds to pay for housing.