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We want your college student to be successful throughout their career at The University of Alabama. They need a good foundation and support to gain this success. At The Grand at Rum Creek, we want to help support their productivity by giving them a fully equipped computer lab and individual study rooms at their fingertips. We want to keep them healthy with an on- site 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center. We also want to help them relax and meet their neighbors by providing them with luxury lounge areas located around the property. The Grand at Rum Creek meets every need that your student will have while in college so they can achieve what they came here for in an enjoyable atmosphere.

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For Students

Individual Leases

Individual leasing means peace of mind for you. Your financial responsibility is only for your student’s space unlike many apartments or rental houses where a joint lease is signed. If a roommate transfers to another school or moves out of The Grand at Rum Creek for any reason, you do not have to worry about having to cover their portion of rent. This is just another reason why The Grand at Rum Creek is your student’s best housing option!

On-site Professional Staff

Our maintenance staff will respond to your student’s maintenance issues quickly and professionally. The Grand at Rum Creek offers 24-hour emergency maintenance as well so that your student’s comfort is not affected.

Affordable Floor Plans

The Grand at Rum Creek has nine spacious floor plan options so they will easily be able to find one to suit their needs. We have studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, three-bedroom, four-bedroom and five-bedroom apartment homes. They each have their own bedroom and bathroom. Your student’s rent includes a flat $10 water fee charged to the resident, complimentary cable & internet, furniture, access to The Grand at Rum Creek amenities, and so much more!

Fully Furnished

The Grand at Rum Creek is a fully-furnished community, saving you money! Each student will have a full-XL bed, end table, large desk and chair, dresser, full–size walk in closet, and private bathroom. The living area comes with a comfortable couch, loveseat, marble coffee table and end table, and a TV stand. The kitchen comes fully equipped with energy efficient appliances, a refrigerator with icemaker, and dishwasher. Each unit also includes a washer & dryer.

Roommate Matching

If your student does not have a roommate in mind, we can find them one! Each roommate will fill out a Roommate Matching form so that we know what they are looking for in a roommate. During the summer, we spend weeks looking at these preferences and matching them up with the best person we can find!

Resident Events to Keep Students Involved

While the main focus of your student’s college career will be about graduating and getting a fulfilling job, they also need to have fun along the way. At The Grand at Rum Creek, your student will create life-long relationships and connections that will make them even more successful. Our great staff plans monthly resident events to get them involved. These events range from pizza parties to karaoke nights, from resume building classes to gaming tournaments. Annually, The Grand at Rum Creek will have events such as a Welcome Back Party at the beginning of the fall semester, a Casino Night at the beginning of the spring semester, and a large competition among the residents and staff, as well as, many holiday events throughout the year. We will also keep our residents connected to events going on at The University of Alabama, as well as, events happening around town so they don’t miss anything!

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Frequently Asked Questions

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 Grand at Rum Creek’s rent includes:

  • Complimentary Cable & Internet
  • Washer & Dryer in unit
  • Access to all of The Grand at Rum Creek’s amenities
  • And a wonderful staff that is there to help you anytime you need them.

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 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?

Yes we do allow pets with a deposit and monthly pet fee. Please see the office for additional details and breed restrictions.

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

The Grand at Rum Creek’s insurance will not cover your personal belongings. We offer an optional renters insurance for $11.95 a month added to your monthly rent. You are also welcome to use your own policy if desired.

What if I need to break my lease or don't return for the spring semester?

The Grand at Rum Creek’s lease is binding and cannot be broken. If you cannot live at The Grand at Rum Creek after signing your lease, you will need to re-let. 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.

What furniture is provided?

The Grand at Rum Creek is fully furnished with a full-sized bed, large desk and chair, and dresser. The living area comes with a comfortable couch, chair, coffee table, end table, and a TV stand. The kitchen comes fully equipped with energy efficient appliances, a refrigerator with icemaker, barstools and dishwasher. Each unit also includes a washer & dryer.

How do I receive mail and packages?

Your mail will be delivered to your apartment’s mailbox located on The Grand at Rum Creek’s property. If you receive a package that doesn’t fit in the mailbox, you will receive a key in your mailbox corresponding to a nearby parcel locker. Other carriers will deliver to your apartment door and some will deliver your packages to our office.

How close are you to campus?

We are five miles from The University of Alabama’s campus near I-20. We are also 5 miles from Stillman College and 4 miles from Shelton. We do provide shuttles to all 3 campuses for our residents.

What type of parking is available at your community?

Resident only parking is avalible with a limited visitor parking area that is first come first serve.

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 Grand at Rum Creek?

The Grand at Rum Creek 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 Grand at Rum Creek 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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