Questions? We've got answers.

We hear these a lot. These are your frequently asked questions.

How do I schedule a tour?

We can't wait to meet you and help you find the perfect place!


Use the "Book Your Tour" link at the top of our website, or under an individual listing by clicking the “Schedule Tour” button. Our tours are scheduled in half-hour increments, and we can take you to up to 2 locations during this 30 minute period.


We now offer several ways to tour a property, so you can visit in person or try out a Zoom video tour! View our Lounge Leasing page for more information.

Do you allow pets?

We know that pets are family, too!


We do allow pets at select locations, which you can find designated with a paw print on our website. With these units, there is a non-refundable pet fee of $300 specified in the lease. We only allow cats and dogs up to 50lbs. 


*You will be responsible for the clean up of the grounds after your pet, or you will incur a fee. Any damages to the apartment as a result of your pet will be charged to you.  

What about ESAs?

If you require an emotional support animal for your mental or physical wellbeing, we'll work with you! Please be prepared to show official legal/medical documentation when signing your lease. 

What do I need to sign a lease?

We’re excited to have you join the SAMI family!


To sign a lease, please be prepared to provide the following: 

  • A valid driver’s license 

  • Your student ID 

  • The application service fee of $75

Are utilities included in the rent?

After many requests from tenants and a desire to offer even more transparency, SAMI is moving to internally offer utility bill payments!


With this feature, you are only responsible for your portion of the bill, and will have better control over your usage and what you pay! You will be able to make payments directly through your Tenant Portal. More information will be provided shortly.

Do I need renter’s insurance?

Each tenant should have renters’ insurance to cover for damage to the property caused by the renter, and for loss of renter’s property in the case of theft, etc. You may want to discuss this with your parents/guardians to see if you can get a rider on their policy to cover your belongings while in your apartment.

Is there laundry in the apartment or on site?

Some of our apartments offer in-unit washers and dryers, while others have shared laundry in the building. This will be defined on the listing or during your tour!

Do I need to have a roommate already lined up?

You can come in with your planned roommates if you have them, or we can set you up with roommate matching! Our staff will pair you with other individuals in the instance that you don’t have enough roommates.

Would I sign an individual lease, or will it be a joint lease with my roommates?

We offer both Individual and Joint leases. Your agent will take the time to discuss your needs with you to find the best fit!

I only want to sign for two semesters...does that cost extra?

We can offer two semester leases, but there is typically a small premium associated with any lease that is less than the full 3 semester period. There may be times when that policy won't apply -- your leasing agent will be able to assist you with this!