Answers to all the questions you may have about life at our
off-campus apartments in Athens. Don't see your question below? The
Connection's staff is always available to chat. Contact us
I want to live at The Connection. What do I need to do
We're so excited that you've chosen The Connection as your home
away from home. For your convenience, you can apply and complete
all your lease paperwork online from anywhere in the world. Be sure
you have a copy of your driver's license or photo ID and payment
You can also complete the lease signing process with a staff
member by scheduling an appointment with our office, or visiting us
during office hours. We will then complete all the necessary
paperwork and go through the lease, which takes about 30
What does The Connection at Athens include?
The Connection Provides:
What are my lease options?
We offer 12-installment leases.
Who is my electricity provider? How do I set up my
Georgia Power - Electricity is not included. Visit the Georgia
Power website to set up your account and start service
What if I need roommates?
We offer a roommate matching service to full-time students.
Each resident completes a detailed roommate lifestyle
questionnaire. The Connection matches residents who are most
compatible based on their responses.
How do I pay the rental installment or any other fees?
Payments can be made online with E-check, debit cards, and
credit cards (Visa, Discover, Mastercard). We also accept checks or
money orders in the office.
Fees may apply. We do not accept partial payments or cash.
Do I have to pay a move-in fee or application fee when I sign
There is a $50 application fee.
If I am over 21, do I need to have a guarantor?
Yes. Every resident must have a guarantor. The guarantor must
be at least 25 years old and a resident of the United States. If
you would like to self-guarantee, give us a call to discuss your
Can other people take over my lease?
Yes. There is a $500 one time lease take-over fee. The new
resident must apply, be approved by our office, sign all lease
documents, and all fees/documents must be paid/signed in order to
successfully relinquish your lease.
What size are the beds?
Full extra-long mattresses and bed frame.
What should I bring on move-in day?
Bedding – Our mattresses are extra-long full-size. We recommend
purchasing queen size sheets to ensure a good fit. Standard
mattresses are provided on every bed. We recommend purchasing a
mattress pad or topper if you need additional support.
Bathroom accessories - shower curtain, bath mat, towels,
Kitchen – pots and pans, silverware, dishes, cups, bowls,
Is The Connection pet-friendly?
Yes! We have an amazing community of dogs and cats. If you'll be
bringing a furry companion with you let our office know so we can
get your pet registered with our community. Weight restriction is
75lbs. A $300 non-refundable pet fee (per pet) is due upon
registration, and the following pet rent is applied to your monthly