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How students can find comfortable, safe housing for the upcoming school year

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If you’re a college student, this upcoming school year probably looks a lot different for you than it has in the past. You’re used to heading back to the dorms and spending a few weeks catching up with friends, memorizing your class schedule, and attending the season’s first football games. But just as COVID-19 has changed the way many of us live and work, it’s also affected schooling, especially colleges where students are now taking online classes.

Your housing should be the least stress-free element of your college experience, but now might be a tough time to find it. What if classes are completely virtual, or dorms are shut down? What if you need to find a place for the semester and can’t commit to a full year’s lease? Can you really find the fun community of college in an apartment building?

That’s where Common comes in. Our fully-furnished coliving apartments have everything you need to live comfortably, no matter what your situation is. Keep reading to learn more about what makes a Common home special, and how we’re helping students find the best housing possible for the next school year.

Everything you need for one all-inclusive rate


Common’s coliving homes come fully-furnished, with everything you need included in rent. From a bed-frame and mattress, to closet organizers, and even the pots and pans in the kitchen. You won’t have to spend hours this summer browsing the aisles of Target (although we won’t blame you if you still want to), or worry about who in your apartment is going to buy what and whether you’ll end up having a fight over who owns the toaster at the end of the year. Alongside furnishings and household essentials, rent also covers utilities and WiFi.

If you’re looking for a private apartment, check out our microunits in Seattle and Chicago. These studios offer all the privacy of your own space, with the community of Common. While these spaces aren’t fully-furnished, you can rent furniture directly from Inhabitr, and still gain access to awesome amenity spaces and the Connect by Common app.

For the whole year or just the semester

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We get it: plans change. That’s why Common offers short term leases to give you the flexibility you need. Just staying for the semester? Looking for a place to the school year but planning on spending summer 2021 abroad? We have 3, 6, 9, and 12 month leases in cities across the country. Plus, if you ever feel like switching it up and taking your virtual classes from another city — hey, why not? — you can easily transfer to any of Common’s open homes across the country.

The community of campus


Common homes aren’t college campuses, but they do offer some of the same community that you might be missing out on if you’re not returning to school this fall. As a Common member, you’ll get access to the Connect by Common app, where you can meet other members and RSVP to free exclusive events, like wine tastings or axe throwing, so you don’t have to put your social life completely on hold.

Your health and safety are our top priority


The health and safety of our members and team is our top priority at Common. Along with offering free virtual tours, we’re also regularly disinfecting common spaces and providing all employees with PPE. Common coliving members also get free weekly cleanings of their shared spaces, using CDC approved disinfectant, and have all their household supplies (from dishwashing soap to toilet paper) included in their rent.

A bonus gift for students

Any student that signs a lease with Common will get a $200 Amazon gift card to help cover everything you need for the upcoming school semester — whether that’s new tech accessories or just a few months worth of calming sheet masks.
Explore our open homes across 9 major cities and book a tour today!

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