Questions & Answers
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Shippensburg Real Estate Group 1, LP
Rocktowne at Shippensburg
216 Academic Way
Shippensburg, PA 17257
How do I apply?
Option1: Complete online application and submit electronically. Pay your application fee with a credit card online. (We cannot process unless we receive your $75 payment.)
Option 2: Printer friendly version is available. Submit your completed application to our clubhouse at 216 Academic Way, Shippensburg PA. Please bring a check or money order for the $75 application fee. (We cannot process unless we receive your $75 payment.)
How long will it take to process my application?
Typically the approval process takes 5-7 business days. However, times may vary depending on what state the applicant resides.
What background information is verified thru the application process?
We will perform a credit and background check on the applicant. Also, a credit check will be performed on the guarantor. (*Please note: you will be required to provide your guarantor’s SSN for the application.)
How are the units rented?
Each resident will have their own lease. Prospective tenants can apply in groups or individually.
Do I need to have roommates picked in advance to apply?
Yes. We prefer that you pick your roommates. If you do not have roommates, you can be put on a waiting list. If another student needs a roommate we will match you when that occurs. We will place residents of the same gender together.
How many people are permitted to live in one bedroom?
Some of our bedrooms are shared, which have two people residing in them. Other bedrooms are private, which have one person residing in them. You may specify which option you prefer.
Are the apartments co-ed?
The units may be occupied co-ed if you select your own roommates. Should you apply individually we will place you with residents of the same sex.
May I have a guest(s) stay in my unit?
Yes. You are permitted to have guest stay overnight. See your lease and community guidelines for the guest policies. All overnight guests will be required to register at the leasing office.
What does my rent include?
Our rental rates include a fully furnished apartment, water, sewer, trash, cable and internet. Additionally, your rent includes use of the clubhouse and common amenities. Electric is not included with rent.
What type of furniture is included?
The living room includes a sofa, lounge chair, end table, coffee table, flat screen TV and three kitchen counter stools. The bedroom includes a full size bed with high frame and mattress, a four drawer dresser, and a desk and chair. Each room has a ceiling fan and overhead lighting. Some units may vary with color and texture.
Is a washer/dryer included?
Yes, each unit has a full-size washer and dryer included. There is no additional cost for the use of the washer and dryer.
Are there Resident Advisors?
We will employ community assistants that will work with the management team to make sure all your needs are met while living at Rocktowne.
What kitchen appliances are included?
Each kitchen has a 17 cubic foot refrigerator with top freezer, 30” electric range with oven, microwave, dishwasher, and a washer/dryer unit. You will need to supply your own small appliances such as toaster, coffee maker, and dishware.
What amenities are included in the clubhouse?
The clubhouse includes a fireside study lounge, big screen TV lounge, fitness center, pool table, tanning bed and a outdoor patio with tables. The clubhouse is also utilized as our onsite management and maintenance facilities. There are regularly schedules events planned in your clubhouse.
Is alcohol permitted in my unit?
Assuming you are of the legal age, you may consume alcohol in your apartment. No alcohol is permitted in the clubhouse and outdoor areas and we ask you to respect these community guidelines.
Do I have to leave my unit during any school recesses?
No. Units are open for your use during your entire lease period.
Is there shuttle access to campus?
Yes, the Rocktowne Shuttle transports students from the community to the school during the day.
May I paint the living room/ kitchen area/bedroom area?
No. The apartment is already painted. Make sure if you are decorating your apartment you do it in moderation. At the end of the lease for are responsible for any holes or marks on the wall.
Do I need to bring my own bedding or window treatments?
We provide a bed frame and mattress. You will need to bring a mattress pad, sheets, blankets, comforters, pillows and bed spread. Standard bedrooms include a full size mattress. Every unit will include mini blinds on each window and you may add window treatments if you desire but the blinds must stay in place.
May I sublet my bedroom?
You are not permitted to sublet your bedroom. Should you have an extenuating circumstance you may stop by our leasing office and discuss the situation with our leasing consultants.
Am I required to carry renter’s insurance?
It is not required but highly recommended. Should your personal belongings be damaged in an event such as water/fire damage, you will not be reimbursed for any losses incurred.
Is Rocktowne affiliated with Shippensburg University?
No, the property is privately owned and managed and is not part of the University.
Can grants, scholarships, student loans, or financial aid be applied towards rent?
Yes. You may use financial aid proceeds to pay for off campus housing or any other third party payments. Typically financial aid proceeds are dispersed directly to the student who in turn can then use those proceeds to pay for housing.