The Connection at Athens
Frequently Asked Questions
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 today!

I want to live at The Connection. What do I need to do now?
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 your have a copy of your driver's license or photo ID and payment method.

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 minutes. 


What does my rent installment include?
Your rent at The Connection includes:
  • Cable
  • Internet
  • Water
  • Trash 

What are my lease options?
We offer 12-installment leases.

Who is my electricity provider? How do I set up my service?
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 my lease?
There is a $30 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 options.

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, etc.
  • Kitchen – pots and pans, silverware, dishes, cups, bowls, etc

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 pet rent is applied to your monthly rent installment:
  • $25/mo for pets up to 40 lbs
  • $35/mo for pets 41-75lbs