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What is Cottages of Clemson?

It’s a top-quality housing community designed especially with Clemson University students in mind. Cottages of Clemson features a variety of spacious cottages in a neighborhood setting, with a full set of community features such as a resort-style pool, putting green and sand volleyball court. All just minutes from campus.

Is Cottages of Clemson part of Clemson University?

No. Cottages of Clemson is a privately owned and professionally managed community. Click here for more information about the management and ownership.

Can I live with friends, or can you match me with roommates?

You can select your roommate(s), or you can apply on your own and we can match you with other students. Applicants answer a short list of lifestyle questions to help in the matching process.

What are per-person contracts?

Instead of requiring all roommates to sign a joint lease, each person at Cottages of Clemson has their own individual contract, with one person per bedroom. This means you are only responsible for paying for yourself — not your roommates. Even if a roommate moves out or other bedrooms in your cottage are empty, you only pay the rate for your bedroom.

What is included in the rate?

Each resident at Cottages of Clemson pays a flat rate that includes:

  • Internet
  • Washer and dryer in each cottage
  • Trash disposal
  • Resident parking
  • Community features — pool, clubhouse, etc.

What size are the cottages?

The spacious accommodations at Cottages of Clemson range from 2 to 4 bedrooms, with a private bathroom for each bedroom, plus an extra half-bath available in the 2-bedroom floorplans.

Are the cottages furnished?

The residences at Cottages of Clemson are generally unfurnished, to allow residents to bring or rent furniture of their choice. Residents can select an optional bedroom furniture package for a small additional charge. The furniture package includes a full-size XL bed, desk, a chair and a dresser in each bedroom. If all residents of a cottage select the bedroom furniture option, the cottage will also receive furniture for the living room and kitchen at no extra charge, which include a sofa, coffee table, end table and entertainment unit; kitchen includes a dining table and chairs for 4-bedroom cottage and barstools for a 2-bedroom cottage.

When do the contracts start and end?

The standard term is August 15, 2024 to July 18, 2025, with payments made in 12 equal installments. Limited alternate terms or immediate move-in may be available; please inquire with our staff. Click here for a sample agreement.

Is a co-signer or financial guaranty required?

Each resident must pay an administrative fee for each contract year. This fee is reduced significantly if the resident provides a qualifying guarantor (often a parent) for their financial obligations under Housing Agreement.

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes. Residents can pay online 24 hours per day, by credit card or ACH electronic checking. Cottages of Clemson offers automatic payment by either credit card or checking account — just fill out one page, one time and payments will be made automatically. Convenience fees apply for credit card and debit card payments.

Will my financial aid cover charges at Cottages of Clemson?

Your living costs at Cottages of Clemson can be covered by financial aid, just like on-campus housing. Any available financial aid funds, after university charges are satisfied, are released to the student for non-institutional expenses, such as off-campus housing. These funds can be used to pay charges at Cottages of Clemson. Normal payment deadlines will continue to apply.

Is Cottages of Clemson open to non-students?

Nearly all the residents at Cottages of Clemson are students at Clemson University and the per-person contracts are also designed with students in mind. Residents/families with children are welcome. There is no extra cost for minor children in the care of adult residents, other than regular charges for each bedroom space selected by the resident. A minor occupying a bedroom space rented by a parent, guardian or person with legal custody is not considered a breach of the Housing Agreement or a violation of the rules. Cottages of Clemson is an Equal Opportunity housing provider and welcomes applications from non-students. In order to match student roommates in shared apartments, we will request roommate consent for any non-student occupants.

What kind of safety and security are provided?

Cottages of Clemson is a gated community, with an on-site courtesy officer during specified hours as well as security cameras in select locations. Cottages have individually locking bedrooms. Management staff are also available 24×7 and can be reached by a 24-hour phone number.

What are the policies on pets, smoking and guests?

Cottages of Clemson is a pet-friendly community, subject to limits on animals and breed. The community is smoke-free in all indoor and adjacent areas. Guests are welcome at all times, subject to the consent of roommates and security considerations. Overnight guests are welcome, with limits on the number of days and guests.

Can I park my vehicle at Cottages of Clemson?

Cottages of Clemson offers plenty of on-site parking. Each cottage has a parking bay in front for residents and their guests.

What other transportation options will I have?

The Clemson Area Transit (CAT) “Red Route” shuttle bus stops just 1/8th of a mile from the front gate of the community every 15 to 30 minutes when school is in session, with extended evening service through 3am daily. Clemson University and downtown are just 10 minutes away.

Can I see a model residence?

Although we do not currently have a model apartment, we offer a virtual tour that can be viewed here. You can also request an appointment for a personal tour, or just stop by to see us and we’ll be happy to show you the community.

Apply Now

Apply now to secure your preferred placement, and we'll waive the deposit.

New applicants only; limit one resident per bedroom. Housing Agreement must be fully signed while this limited-time promotion is in effect. Approved guarantor or increased administrative fee required. All agreements are subject to management approval under regular application policies. Special offers, including discounted rates, may not be combined.