Answers To Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a collection of frequently asked questions and answers about our IUP off campus housing solutions. We hope you find this information useful. If you do not find an answer to your question, please scroll to the bottom of this page and feel free to get in touch with us at your earliest convenience.
When can I move in?
As listed on your lease, the first day you may move in is the Friday before the Monday of classes. The first person moving in needs to let us know what time they will arrive. We will open the house/apt. for them and their key will be on the table. We typically try to have tenants arrive by 9 am. Remaining roommates need to coordinate with the first person to let them in when they arrive (if this is not possible, contact our office). Keys will be dropped off for remaining roommates who come on a later day.
*Anyone needing to move in early must contact the office before July 15th for approval.
How do I reserve a parking spot & how do I get my parking tag?
Contact the office and fill out & return the Parking Application Form with payment by July 1st. Parking is sold on a first come, first serve basis. Parking tags will be on the table for pre-purchased parking spots at move in.
What do I do if someone parks in my spot?
If someone parks in your spot, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to call Buggey’s towing at: 724- 463-3851 to have the illegally parked car towed.
What furnishings are included in the house/apartment?
Bedroom: a single bed (regular size) & dresser, we can provide a desk if requested before July 1st (bring your own chair). Dining room: dinette set Living room: couch or loveseat, chair. You are welcome to use what we provide or bring your own. Please refer to the Furniture Request Form for more information. We need to know by July 1st if you want anything of ours removed.
What utilities are included?
All utilities are included except for cable/internet. We advise that you contact the cable company in advance and make an appointment for your move in day. Comcast: 1-800-266-2278
Do you accept financial aid?
Yes, we have found that our payment dates of Sept. 14th (Fall) & Feb. 4th (Spring) work great for those on loans. If your loan is going to be late, get a loan verification form from IUP and send it to us before your rent is due. If you provide proof that you are waiting on your financial aid disbursement, you will not be charged fees.
How do I go about paying my rent?
Mail your payments (personal check or money order) or call the office and request a “Rent Pick Up.” You can also call the office and pay with a credit card over the phone (Visa, Mastercard, Discover). Strong’s Student Rentals 442 Kimmel Road Home, PA 15747 724-463-7222
Do you allow pets?
What is required for an emotional support animal?
Students with an ESA must provide legitimate documentation of a disability from a physician, psychiatrist or qualified licensed mental health professional. The documentation must demonstrate that the animal is necessary to treat identified symptoms or effects of an existing disability. Please contact our office for the ESA policy & procedure and for the specific needed forms.
What do I do if I have a maintenance issue?
Complete the Maintenance Form on our website, call our office or one of the emergency maintenance phone numbers.
What do I do with my garbage?
If you live at Garman/930 Wayne or Maple, use the provided dumpster. All other locations, place your garbage can and recycling bins on the curb Wednesday evening for collection Thursday morning. Put your cans & bins back after collection on Thursday or you will be fined by Indiana Borough.