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We want your college student to be successful and happy throughout their career at UNLV. Allow them to enjoy the perks and convenience of living on the UNLV campus as they reside at The Degree – an official university affiliated housing partner. Our apartment-style community is located at the north end of campus and is UNLV’s only on-campus apartment style living for non-freshmen students. We provide the best living and learning environment for your student to have the best college experience.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Limited Access Building

Limited Access means your student has a fob to get into the building at all times and that the doors are locked. Individuals who do not live in the building will need to be accompanied by a resident at all times. Our limited access building ensures the best monitoring for your student.

Meal Plan Options

The Degree has partnered with UNLV to provide exclusive meal plan options to our residents. Please contact dining services today for options.

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?

The Degree’s rent makes life easy. Your rent includes: a robust cable package and Wireless Internet, washer & dryer, access to all of The The Degree’s amenities, and a wonderful staff that is there to help you anytime you need them.

Utilities at Degree?

We have a flat rate fee of $50.00 per month. That includes all UTILITIES. (Package Lockers, Electric, Gas, Trash, Water and Sewer)

Do we have Valet Trash?

We offer Sunday- Thursday Valet Trash service for the residents. Each unit is given a black trash bin, and recycling bin. You are responsible for putting the can’s out by 7:00 p.m. each day, and bringing them back into your unit by 9:00 a.m. the next morning.

What type of parking is available at your community?

A. Parking is available at The Degree! The Degree offers first come first serve reserved parking. Residents are required to obtain a parking pass from the office and display in vehicle at all times. B. Visitors Parking is during office hours. All visitors must register during office hours to obtain a limited hour parking pass. We encourage those who will be staying longer to use Cottage Grove Parking Garage and follow the directions pertaining to that garage.

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?

You have three installment payment options to pay the entire amount due under the lease – one installment, two installments, or twelve installments. If you choose to pay a single installment for the entire amount, that single installment is due August 1. If you choose to pay in two semester installments, those installments are due August 1 and January 1. If you choose to pay in twelve installments, the first installment is due on August 1 and the remaining eleven installments are due on the 1st of the next eleven months. Please note that these are all installment payment options and not monthly rent.

How do I pay my rent?

Pay with a personal check, money order, or cashier’s check. Pay with a credit card online through the The Degree Resident Portal. Service fee may apply.* Have your financial institution automatically deduct rent from your bank account each month to send in payment. Pay with check online using your resident portal free of charge!

Do you allow pets?

Pets are not allowed at The Degree.

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

The Degree’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?

The Degree’s lease is binding and cannot be broken. If you cannot live at The Degree 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.

How do I receive mail and packages?

Your mail will be delivered to your apartment’s mailbox located on The Degree’s property. If you receive a package that doesn’t fit in the mailbox, you will receive a key in your mailbox with instructions to pick up from the onsite office. Other carriers will deliver to our Parcel Pending Package room. You will get an email upon move-in with an invitation to sign up for Parcel Pending.

What furniture is provided?

The Degree is fully furnished Each student will have a full-sized bed, large desk and chair, dresser, closet, and private bathroom. The living area comes with a comfortable couch, chair, end table, TV stand with a 48” flat screen and barstools. The kitchen comes fully equipped with quartz countertops, energy efficient appliances, full size refrigerator with icemaker, dishwasher, and washer & dryer.

How Close are you to Campus ?

The Degree is located at the north end of campus and is UNLV’s only on-campus apartment style living.

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 Degree?

The Degree has resident events that range from pizza parties to Taco Tuesdays. Not only is there free food 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, The Degree offers 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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