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The Vic Village

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VIC VILLAGE IS A LIVING-LEARNING ENVIRONMENT, MADE ESPECIALLY FOR STUDENTS!

We want your college student to be successful throughout their career at The University of Michigan. They need a good foundation and support to gain this success. Various studies have shown that the closer a student lives to campus, the greater the percentage of classes they actually attend – Vic Village is 28 steps from central campus “Diag”. We further support their productivity by providing study lounges, collaborative work spaces and a fully equipped computer lab on premises. Your student can succeed and we, at Vic Village, are dedicated to that success!

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For Students

Individual Leases

Individual leasing means peace of mind for you. Your financial responsibility is only for your student's space unlike many apartments or rental houses where a joint lease is signed. If a roommate transfers to another school or moves out of Vic Village for any reason, you do not have to worry about having to cover their portion of rent. This is just another reason why Vic Village is The University of Michigan's student's best housing option!

On-site Professional Staff

Our maintenance staff will respond to your student's maintenance issues quickly and professionally. Vic Village offers 24-hour emergency maintenance as well so that your student's comfort is not affected.

Affordable Floor Plans

Vic Village offers many spacious floor plan options so they will easily be able to find one to suit their needs. We have two-bedroom, three-bedroom, four-bedroom, five-bedroom and six-bedroom apartments. They each have their own bedroom and bathroom. We also offer double occupancy units. Your student's rent includes utilities (water, sewer, trash), premium cable, wired and Wi-Fi Internet, furniture, access to Vic Village amenities, and so much more!

Roommate Matching

If your student does not have a roommate in mind, we can find them one! Each roommate will fill out a Roommate Matching form so that we know what they are looking for in a roommate. During the summer, we spend weeks looking at these preferences and matching them up with the best person we can find!

Resident Events to Keep Students Involved

While the main focus of your student's college career will be about graduating and getting a fulfilling job, they also need to have fun along the way. At Vic Village, your student will create life-long relationships and connections that will make them even more successful. Our great staff plans monthly resident events to get them involved. These events range from pizza parties to karaoke nights, from resume building classes to gaming tournaments. Annually, Vic Village will have events such as a Welcome Back Party at the beginning of the fall semester, Resident Appreciation nights at the beginning of the spring semester, and a large competition among the residents and staff, as well as, many holiday events throughout the year. We will also keep our residents connected to events going on at The University of Michigan, as well as, events happening around town so they don't miss anything! We want your student to succeed, and that's why we thought of them while designing Vic Village as a Living-Learning environment!

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean to have an individual lease?

Individual leasing means that each person is only responsible for their portion of the common areas and their bedroom. If your roommate ends up not coming back for the spring semester, you're not responsible for their payment.

What is included in the rent?

Vic Village's rent makes life easy. Your rent includes: utilities (water, sewer, trash), premium cable, Wireless Internet, washer & dryer, access to all of Vic Village's amenities, and a wonderful staff that is there to help you anytime you need them.

Do you have a roommate matching system?

Yes, we offer a roommate matching system. If you don't have anyone in mind that you would like to live with, let us match you up with someone! There is a Roommate Matching Sheet that you will fill out to let us know more about what you're looking for in a roommate. Then, we spend weeks in the summer figuring out the best match for you based on that information.

When is my rent due?

Rent is always due the 1st of the month. You can pay up front (due August 1), in semester installments (due August 1 and January 1), or in twelve equal installments (due August 1 and on the first of the month for the next 11 consecutive months).

How do I pay my rent?

Pay with a personal check, money order, or cashier's check. Pay with a credit card online through Vic Village's Resident Portal. Service fee may apply.*

Do you allow pets?

Pets are not allowed at Vic Village.

Is there insurance coverage in the event of a fire, theft or natural causes? Does my lease provide coverage for my belongings?

Vic Village's insurance will not cover your personal belongings. We suggest getting renter's insurance for this reason. It is generally inexpensive and will cover your personal belongings if something were to happen.

What if I need to break my lease or don't return for the spring semester?

Vic Village's lease is binding and cannot be broken. If you cannot live at Vic Village after signing your lease, you will need to re-let, or find a replacement for your space. Please call the leasing office for information on re-letting.

What if I need maintenance in my bedroom or apartment?

If you need maintenance, simply go to your resident portal on our website and fill out a maintenance request. You can also call or stop by the front desk. If it is an emergency, please notify the front office immediately.

What furniture is provided?

Vic Village is fully furnished with a full-sized bed, large desk and chair. The living area comes with a comfortable couch, coffee table, an entertainment stand and a smart TV. The kitchen comes fully equipped with stainless steel appliances, full sized refrigerator, bar stools, dishwasher, and washer & dryer.

How do I receive mail and packages?

Your mail will be delivered to your apartment's mailbox located on Vic Village's property.

What do I need to bring to my new apartment?

We suggest that you bring: Bedding for a full-sized bed. Toiletries. Dishes/Cookware. Decorations to make your new room feel like home!

What kinds of events do you have at The Vic Village

Vic Village has resident events that range from resume building nights, professional headshots, pizza parties to Taco Tuesdays. Not only is there free food and giveaways at events, but it's also a great way to meet people!

Are leases for families with children available?

Yes. The property’s policy is included here for family occupants with a child(ren) under the age of eighteen (18) who is domiciled with (i) at least one parent, legal guardian, or another person having legal custody of the child under the age of eighteen, or (ii) the designee of such parent or other person having such custody, with written permission of such parent or other person. For family households with children, all household members age eighteen (18) or older must: (A) complete an application, and (B) sign the lease as a Resident. For family households with children under the age of eighteen (18), at least two (2) people will be permitted to occupy a single bedroom. If a family household with children under the age of eighteen (18) requires additional occupancy per bedroom, additional occupants may be allowed on a case-by-case basis based on factors including, but not limited to, the size of the bedroom(s) and unit, age of the children, configuration of the unit, any physical limitations of the property, and local occupancy codes. If the child occupant reaches eighteen (18) years of age during the term of the lease, the lease will be allowed to complete its term, but renewal will only be offered in compliance with the occupancy policy as stated. Child occupants who are under twenty-four (24) months at the time the lease is signed will not be counted under the occupancy policy for purposes of maximum occupancy but will be counted for subsequent leases if they reach the age of twenty-four (24) months during the term of the lease. The Landlord has the right to lease any empty bedroom(s). Families should contact the office directly regarding the application for family households, as this process varies from individual leasing and the required forms are not all available electronically.

What if I don't have a guarantor?

No Guarantor? No Problem. We offer Leap as an option! Leap is a quick and easy process that fills in for a guarantor or parent co-signer. Leap's application is free online and takes around 5 minutes to complete. You will get a conditional decision within 30 minutes during normal business hours. Click here to apply or contact the office for more information.

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