FAQ

common questions about Cambridge

What is Cambridge @ Southern?

It’s an apartment community designed especially with Georgia Southern University students in mind, offering spacious apartments in a range of unit styles, great amenities and dedication to quality — all in a fantastic location and at competitive rates.

Is Cambridge part of Georgia Southern University?

Although nearly all residents at Cambridge are GSU students and it is just across the street from campus, Cambridge is privately owned and is professionally managed. Click here for more information about the ownership and management.

What are The Palms and The Pines?

Cambridge @ Southern contains two adjacent sections: The Palms features an active, social setting centered on a popular palm tree-ringed pool. The Pines offers a quieter environment of tall trees and ponds, with another pool featuring a large sundeck. Residents of both areas can enjoy all of the features of the community.

Can I live with friends, or can you match me with roommates?

You can select your roommate(s), or you can apply on your own and we can match you with other students. Applicants answer a short list of lifestyle questions to help in the matching process.

What are per-person contracts?

Instead of requiring all roommates to sign a joint lease, each person at Cambridge has their own individual contract, with one person per bedroom. This means you are only responsible for paying for yourself — not your roommates. Even if a roommate moves out or other bedrooms in your apartment are empty, you only pay the rate for your bedroom.

What is included in the rate?

Each Cambridge @ Southern resident pays a flat rate that includes:

  • Furniture
  • High speed Internet throughout the community
  • Unlimited electricity, water/sewer, trash removal
  • Washer and dryer in each apartment
  • Community features — pools, fitness centers, tanning, etc.

Are private bathrooms available?

Yes. All apartments feature a private bathroom for each bedroom, except the 4-bedroom 2-bath apartments, in which two bedrooms share an adjoining, compartmentalized bathroom.

Are the apartments furnished?

Yes. Each apartment includes a complete set of furniture, including full size beds, desks and chairs, leather-style sofa(s) and side chair(s), coffee table, entertainment console and dinette set or counter stools. The 4-bedroom townhouses even have a second furnished living room. To see a sample of the furniture and other finishes, please visit our model apartments.

When do the contracts start and end?

The standard term is August 10, 2018 to July 23, 2019, with payments made in 12 equal installments. Limited alternate dates may be available; please inquire with our staff.

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes. Residents can pay online 24 hours per day, by credit card or ACH electronic checking. Cambridge @ Southern also offers automatic payment by either credit card or checking account — just fill out one page, one time and payments will be made automatically. There is a convenience fee for one-time online payments, but automatic recurring payments are always free.

Will my financial aid cover charges at Cambridge?

Your living costs at Cambridge can be covered by financial aid, just like on-campus housing. Any available financial aid funds, after university charges are satisfied, are released to the student for non-institutional expenses, such as off-campus housing. These funds can be used to pay charges at Cambridge. Normal payment deadlines will continue to apply.

Is Cambridge @ Southern open to non-students?

Most Cambridge @ Southern residents are students at Georgia Southern. The per person contracts are also designed with students in mind; nonetheless, Cambridge @ Southern is an Equal Opportunity housing provider and welcomes applications from non-students. Family members are welcome as well, subject to occupancy limits. Because of the need to match student roommates, non-students must apply together with enough roommates to fill the desired apartment.

What kind of security is provided?

Cambridge @ Southern provide courtesy patrols during evening hours, plus security cameras in select locations. Management staff are also on-site 24×7 and can be reached by a 24-hour phone number.

What are the policies on smoking, guests and pets?

All indoor areas of Cambridge @ Southern are smoke-free. Guests are welcome at all times, subject to the consent of roommates and security considerations. Overnight guests are welcome, with limits on the number of days and guests. Cambridge @ Southern – The Pines is pet-friendly in select buildings; restrictions apply. Cambridge @ Southern – The Palms is a no-pets community.

Can I park my vehicle at Cambridge?

Cambridge @ Southern offers free surface parking for all residents. Limited guest parking is also available at no charge.

What other transportation options will I have?

The Georgia Southern University Campus Transit shuttle buses stop right in front of the Cambridge @ Southern “Palms” clubhouse, every three to four minutes throughout most of the week. Residents can also walk or bike the half-mile to the heart of campus, and across the street to Paulson Stadium.

Can I see a model apartment?

Yes. Please request an appointment for a personal tour, or just stop by to see us and we’ll be happy to show you the community.