Student Apartments & Family Housing is conveniently located only two blocks from campus and houses over 200 students, faculty and staff and their families. These spacious, affordable apartments range in size from studios (450 square feet) to 4 bedrooms (1518 square feet). There is a 24-hour laundry facility located on the premises and our Wightman apartments (3 and 4 bedroom townhouses) include washer and dryer hookups and dishwashers! Apartments and houses are NOT furnished. If you are looking for furnished accommodations, please apply for our selection of residence halls.
Many of the apartments at Student Apartments & Family Housing allow pets. You no longer have to consider giving up a special member of your family to move to Ashland and further your education. Many restrictions do apply so please contact the office at 541-552-6371 or look over the pet application under "forms and files" below for more information
Student Apartments & Family Housing consists of three parts:
- Quincy Apartments
- Wightman Apartments
- University-owned houses
Please note that Student Apartments & Family Housing does not provide summer-only housing.
Resident Manager Office Hours
The application to apply to live in Student Apartments & Family Housing, is located through MySOU. For incoming SOU students, you must first be admitted and activate your network account before having access to the Housing application pages.
Once logged into MySOU, click on the Student SISweb tab, and under the Online Services for Students heading, click on the Housing Portal & Applications link!
From the online application, you can do the following:
• Apply to live in Student Apartments & Family Housing for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Make sure you fully read the Family Housing Rental Agreement before you complete the application.
Proof of Eligibility:
Upon check-in to a rental unit and before signing the Student Apartment & Family Housing Rental Agreement, the University will require the applicant to provide proof of eligibility including, but not limited to, admission certificate, marriage certificate, children's birth certificates, custody papers, visitation agreements/parenting plan, or other documentation as determined necessary by the University Housing.
If you have been approved to have an animal, you will also be required to provide certain documentation, such as vet records. A full list of required documentation will be provided to you when you sign your Assignment Acceptance letter for an available apartment or house.
A Student Apartments & Family Housing applicant must be officially admitted to the University at the time the rental agreement is signed and the student takes occupancy. To remain eligible for Student Apartments & Family Housing, a resident must register for and complete a minimum of twelve academic credits each term (six for Graduate students): meet the minimum qualifications for satisfactory academic progress as stated in the University Catalogue, and be enrolled in all terms during the academic year.
Family Housing assigns available units based on a priority structure (please see below). Your particular priority is always the highest priority under which you qualify. If you have questions about your particular priority or place on the waiting list, please call our office at 541-552-6371.
Priority for Student Apartments & Family Housing space is given to:
- Students/ Staff and Faculty with child (ren), and to non-custodial parents with an established parenting plan. The spouse and/or child (ren) must reside with the student applicant at least 180 days in the year. Summer only visitation is not considered a year round need. Verification of regular residence by the child (ren) may be required.
- Students/ Staff and Faculty who are married, in a domestic partnership, or who qualify under partnership by affidavit are second priority. No more than two (2) adults may reside in each Student Apartments & Family Housing rental premises without written permission from the University Housing Office.
- Students/ Staff and Faculty at least 25 years of age or older; graduate students; or active military, reservists or veterans with honorable discharge.
- Students who lived in SOU residence halls a minimum of 6 terms OR have lived in at another higher education institution for 6 terms/ 2 academic years; students who have lived in Student Apartments & Family Housing for a minimum of 1 calendar year.
- Students who have received Senior Status with earning at least 135 credits.
- Students who have received Junior Status with earning at least 90 credits.
Students, staff or faculty without a partner or child (ren) are eligible for no more than a two (2) bedroom apartment or house.
All others, including non-SOU students (but excluding OHSU students) and individual students under the age of 25 who are Freshmen or Sophomores, are ineligible to live at SOU Student Apartments & Family Housing without an approved exemption by the office.
APPLICATION AND CHECK-IN PROCEDURE
You should apply as early as you can but only apply after you have been admitted to SOU and have activated your MySOU account. All students who apply for Southern Oregon University Family Housing will be charged a $25 non-refundable application fee when being considered for an apartment. An application fee is not required if there are no available units and you are only being placed on a waiting list. However, if there are available units and you want to be considered for these, a $25 non-refundable application fee will be required before your application can be processed completely.
Upon being accepted for an apartment or house, you will receive a confirmation email in your SOU student email account. That email will contain the details of your reservation (full address, move-in costs, required documentation etc.). Your move-in payment MUST be in the form of a certified check or money order. Failure to provide all required documentation and/or pay your move-in costs on the day of check-in may result in your inability to take possession of the unit.
2015-2016 Rental Rates - Valid February 1, 2016 – June 30, 2016
2 one-bedroom disabled flats, 710 sq ft
3 one-bedroom flats, 670 sq ft
42 two-bedroom flats, 880 sq ft
55 two-bedroom townhouses, 910 sq ft
|3 bedroom*||$900||28 three-bedroom townhouses, 1165 sq ft|
* The laundromat, which is for tenants only, is located in the community building and is accessible 24 hours. Rental rates include water, trash and sewer.
|Studio*||$610||8 studios, 450 sq ft|
17 three-bedroom, all bedrooms upstairs, 1336 sq ft
6 three-bedroom, two upstairs, one downstairs, 1388 sq.ft
|4 bedroom**||$1,075||4 four-bedroom, three upstairs, one downstairs, 1518 sq ft|
** Washer/dryer hookups, built in dishwasher
- Rental rates vary based on characteristics of each house ($540.00-$995.00)
- Rent includes garbage pickup, but not water, sewer, electricity, gas, or oil
- Houses are considerably older and not as energy-efficient as apartments
- Houses are not eligible for Housing Authority (HUD) assistance
- Approximately 28 houses varying in size from studios to 4-bedroom
- Up to two pets (dogs, cats, rabbits, etc.) permitted with $200 security deposit each and completion of a separate pet application.
Photo Album (2 bedroom flat - Quincy)
Photo Album (2 bedroom townhouse - Quincy)
Photo Album (3 bedroom townhouse – Wightman)
Floor Plans (pdfs)
- 3 Bedroom Townhouse (All Upstairs)
- 3 Bedroom Townhouse (2 Upstairs/ 1 Downstairs)
- 4 Bedroom Townhouse (3 Upstairs/ 1 Downstairs)
Below you will find a few common and helpful forms we use in Student Apartments & Family Housing. If you have any questions about these forms or anything else, please give our office a call at 541-552-6371.
2015-2016 Rental Agreement (http://sou.edu/assets/housing/docs/2016agreement.pdf)
The rental agreement linked above is effective February 1, 2016. If you have any questions about specific policies or provisions in the rental agreement, please call our office at 541-552-6371 and we would be happy to assist you.
Rental Payment Plan (http://sou.edu/housing/paymentplan.html)
If you are late or know you are going to be late paying your monthly rent, please submit this online form before the 8th of the month. You should receive an email within 7 business days stating whether your payment plan has been approved or denied.
Please note that an approved payment plan does not remove a monthly late fee of $100.00.
Couple's Affidavit (http://sou.edu/assets/housing/docs/couplesaffidavit.pdf)
This form is used for applicants or residents who are either unable to get married or choose not to get married but want to be considered as married in consideration of their priority on the waiting list. This forms details required documentation and what it means to be a domestic partner versus a boyfriend or girlfriend.
Transfer/ Waitlist Request Form (http://sou.edu/housing/famhousing/transfer.html)
Current SOU Student Apartments & Family Housing tenants who are interested in transferring to a new unit must fill out all the necessary information below. Once the form is completed and submitted, the tenant will be placed on a waiting list according to the requirements and timeline provided in this form. Transferring units will incur additional costs, including but not limited to: Prorated rent on two units, carpet cleaning fees, blind cleaning fees, additional deposits, etc. Current tenants are also required to submit to an inspection of their current unit before a transfer will be approved.
Student Apartment & Family Housing Policies
Policy and Procedure Booklet (http://sou.edu/assets/housing/docs/ppbooklet.pdf)
The Policy and Procedure Booklet details many of the provisions laid out in the rental agreement but also small, day-to-day operational policies that are not appropriate to put in a rental agreement but are still operating policies at Student Apartments & Family Housing, such as: where a resident may wash their car, information on parking, what happens after graduation, etc.
Policy Petition Form (http://sou.edu/housing/famhousing/petition.html)
All residents residing in Student Apartments & Family Housing (SAFH) have the option to complete and submit the Policy Petition form to have an exception to the SAFH Rental Agreement, the Policy and Procedure Booklet or otherSAFH policies. All petitions will be decided in a timely manner. If a petition is denied, the resident has the opportunity to forward said petition to the Housing Policy Committee who has the final say on the matter. Requests to have a petition heard by the committee must be done in writing.
Pet Policy Booklet (http://sou.edu/assets/housing/docs/SAFH_Pet_Policy.pdf)
Absent a determination by the department of Disability Resources that an animal constitutes reasonable accommodations, no unapproved pets are allowed in Student Apartments & Family Housing. Please look through the booklet and application linked above for information on approved and unapproved pets at Student Apartments & Family Housing.
In general, all animals (except service/therapy animals) must be under 35 pounds, and over 1 year of age. Furthermore, all animals (including service/therapy animals) must be under the control of their owner at all times (this means NO outside cats and dogs, pets need to be on a leash at all times). If you are interested in getting a pet while at Student Apartments & Family Housing, please look through the booklet and submit the preliminary application. University Housing staff will get back to you and let you know if your request to get an animals has been approved or denied. It is helpful in the approval process if you can provide all the required documentation up front.
Pet Policy Application (http://sou.edu/assets/housing/docs/Pet_Application_2015_fillablepdf.pdf)
30-day Notice to Vacate (http://sou.edu/assets/housing/docs/30daynoticeonline.pdf)
Student Apartments & Family Housing is month to month. This means, in order to move out, you must submit a 30 day notice to vacate. Current residents are required to submit the form above to provide the University Housing office with an official 30-day notice to be out of their apartment. Verbal notices that a resident is planning on moving will not be accepted.
Checkout Booklet (http://sou.edu/assets/housing/docs/checkout.pdf)
This is a helpful booklet that details most potential costs for cleaning, damages, and labor associated with checkouts. This booklet does not include all costs and should be used as a guide to estimate potential moving costs from damages and cleaning. The booklet also provides important information on how to checkout, including how to schedule a walkthrough.