Frequently Asked Questions- Minnesota

General

Are women allowed to live at Kappa Sigma? Yes, over summer Kappa Sigma is co-ed housing.

Is there parking available? There is parking available at the house for $100 a month.

How does the house get cleaned? There is a professional cleaning service that comes once a week to clean all common areas of the house. There also is an on-site manager who takes care of the trash, and all the other little things like soap and toilet paper in the bathrooms. Tenants are asked to clean up after themselves and empty their trash cans in the dumpsters outside.

How much are utilities? So you have to pay fewer bills over summer, all utilities (water, power, gas, and wireless internet) are free.

Is there AC? Each room has an independent AC unit.

Are pets allowed? In order to cater to tenants with allergies and encourage a clean home, no pets are allowed.

Is there laundry on site? There are washers and dryers on site that take credit and debit card. $2.00 per dryer cycle, $2.25 per washer cycle.

Bedroom

Do I get a key to my room? Yes, your privacy is important to us. Access control to the building is done with a keypad.

Are the rooms furnished? Because buying furniture for three months isn’t practical, rooms come with Twin XL frames and mattresses, a desk, dressers, and space for hanging clothes.

Can I live in a double if I don’t have a roommate? Yes. Tenants who are looking for roommates will only be paired with a roommate of the same gender.

Kitchen

Is there a kitchen? Because eating out every meal is expensive, tenants have access to a communal full sized refrigerator/freezer, stove, oven, sinks, and Keurig.

What can I cook with? In addition to the appliances above, there is a limited selection of pots, pans, and other cookware.

Bathrooms

What are the bathrooms like? The main bathroom on the second floor has three toilets, a group shower with four shower heads, and four sinks. There are two individual bathrooms on the first floor that both have a toilet, sink, and shower. For pictures of the bathrooms, check out photos

When do the bathrooms get cleaned? Bathrooms are cleaned twice a week by our professional service, and supplies are restocked daily by our on-site manager.

Application/Payment


Why is there an application fee? We want to provide a safe and secure environment, and the $30 application fee goes towards running a background check on all the tenants who stay at Kappa Sigma over summer.

How can I make payments? Upon receiving your completed background check, you will be sent an invite to create a tenant portal with cozy.co, through which you can pay rent with a bank account/routing number.

Is there a security deposit? Yes, there is a $500 security deposit that is refunded at the end of summer minus damages. The deposit is due when you sign the lease.

When is rent payable? Rent is due on the 1st of the month, starting May 1st.

Move In/Move Out

My job/internship starts before May 15th, can I move in before that date? If you would like to move in before the 15th please indicate as such in your application email and we’ll see what we can do. There also is a small amount of flexibility for tenants who would like to move out after August 24th.

How is rent prorated if I'm not staying for the full summer period? Tenants moving in May 15th-23rd will be charged for 1/2 of the first month's rent. May 24th until the end of the month is charged at 1/4 of the monthly rate. For move out, any lease extending in to August pay for 3/4 of the monthly rate in August. This is because it's very difficult to find tenants who move in for the last two weeks of summer.