FAQ

common questions about Copper Beech

What is Copper Beech Townhomes?

It’s a high-quality off-campus residential community designed especially with Georgia Southern University students in mind. Copper Beech Townhomes features a variety of spacious apartments and townhomes, with private bedroom-bathroom suites and a full set of community features such as a 24-hour fitness center, resort-style pools and hot tub, all within minutes of the GSU campus.

Is Copper Beech Townhomes part of Georgia Southern University?

Copper Beech Townhomes is a privately owned and professionally managed community. Click here for more information about the management and ownership.

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 Copper Beech Townhomes 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 rent?

Each resident at Copper Beech Townhomes pays a flat rate that includes:

  • Internet
  • Cable TV
  • Electricity and water/sewer ($50/person/month allowance)
  • Optional furniture package
  • Parking
  • Community features – fitness center, pool, etc.

What size are the apartments?

The spacious accommodations at Copper Beech Townhomes range from 1 to 4 bedrooms, with a private bathroom for each bedroom plus extra half-baths in most floorplans.

Are the apartments furnished?

Copper Beech Townhomes offers an optional furniture package for a small additional charge which includes a full-size bed, dresser, end table and lamp, desk and chair in each bedroom, plus a sofa and love seat, coffee table and end table with a lamp in the living room, and a kitchen table with chairs. To see a sample of the furniture and other finishes, please visit our model residences.

When do the contracts start and end?

The standard term is August 10, 2018 to July 26, 2019, with payments made in 12 equal installments. Other 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. Copper Beech Townhomes 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 Copper Beech Townhomes?

Your living costs at Copper Beech Townhomes 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 Copper Beech Townhomes. Normal payment deadlines will continue to apply.

Is Copper Beech Townhomes open to non-students?

Nearly all the residents at Copper Beech Townhomes are students at Georgia Southern University. The per-person contracts are also designed with students in mind. Nonetheless, Copper Beech Townhomes 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 residence.

What kind of safety and security are provided?

Copper Beech Townhomes has a monitored fire sprinkler system, plus electronic locks and individually locking bedroom doors. Community courtesy patrols are provided at select times. Management staff are also on-site 24×7 and can be reached by a 24-hour phone number.

What are the policies on pets, smoking and guests?

Copper Beech Townhomes is pet friendly, subject to limits on animals and breeds. The community is smoke-free in all indoor areas. 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.

Can I park my vehicle at Copper Beech Townhomes?

Copper Beech Townhomes offers plenty of free parking for residents. Limited guest parking is also available at no charge.

What other transportation options will I have?

Copper Beech Townhomes offers a private shuttle bus to the Georgia Southern Campus, which is also just a short walk or bike ride away.

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.