Students select housing options in phases, beginning with the population of the new college house, then juniors and seniors can choose to live in selected areas of their college houses, residential lease renewals in College Row, College Hill, and JSP, followed by Theme House applications then the general lottery for rising Juniors and Seniors. Students, if renewing a lease or choosing College Row, College Hill, or JSP, must fill their chosen apartment or unit with eligible students and will commit to a 12 month lease term. Residence hall and theme house options are a nine month academic school year term. There are special lease term considerations for those students who choose to study abroad. The housing office can provide more information, when needed.
Students are encouraged to purchase their own renters insurance. Please visit the following website to view the features and plans specifically designed for college students offered by Sallie Mae Insurance Services.
College renters insurance also has liability protection for bodily injury and property damages.
American School and University magazine lauded Campus Crossings - College Row as "a luxurious and comfortable home away from home."
The College Row lease shown to the right is available to view prior to signing.
Campus Crossings comprises two buildings along Harrisburg Avenue and offers fully furnished one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and four-bedroom student apartments, all designed with the latest safety and communications technologies. Basic cable and internet are included in the rent cost. Students share the cost of electric within their unit. Laundry facilities (coin operated) are available to students on each floor. This location requires a 12 month lease commitment and is managed by Campus Apartments at College Row. Rent is paid monthly to Campus Apartments and not to Franklin & Marshall. A $500 security deposit is collected at lease signing from each student and will be held until the end of the lease agreement for potential damages. A lease application fee is also required at this address.
The College Hill lease shown to the right is available for review prior to signing.
All College Hill rooms are fully furnished. Tenants are responsible for their portion of gas and electric utilitites and are responsible for setting up their own cable service. Water, sewer and trash are included in the rent. Each apartment provides F&M Ethernet/Wireless service included in the cost of the rent. Laundry facilities (coin operated) are available to students. This location requires a 12 month lease commitment and is managed by Susquehanna Realty Management. Rent, gas and electric are paid monthly directly to Susquehanna Realty Management and not to Franklin & Marshall. Cable service is paid directly to the cable company (Comcast). A security deposit is collected at lease signing (amount depends on the actual unit) from each student and held until the end of the lease term for potential damages.
We are pleased to announce there are now 240 James Street Property (JSP) beds available to our students. All apartments are fully furnished. Students share the cost of the utilities to include gas, electric, cable and internet. There is a washer and dryer in each apartment. You will be billed by Franklin & Marshall College on a semester basis and this location requires a 12 month lease commitment. The Fall semester includes June through December. The Spring semester includes January through mid May. A $500 security deposit is charged to the student account per student and is held until the end of the lease term for potential damages. This charge is typically billed in the Fall semester. If a student moves into a JSP after returning from a Fall abroad experience they will be charged the security deposit in the Spring semester.
There are a variety of Theme and Greek housing options available. Theme housing options are fully furnished and include the Arts House, the French House, the West James Street Apartments, the International House, the Human Rights House, the Leadership House and the Sustainability House. Laundry facilities are available to students. Theme housing options are billed by Franklin & Marshall College and operate on the same academic school year term as the on campus residence halls except for the Leadership, the Human Rights and the Community Service Houses that require a 12 month lease commitment and shared utility costs. Greek housing lease terms vary by location and organization. Security deposit charges vary by location.