Moving off-campus is a rite of passage for your students -
another step on their road to independence. At The Connection our
goal is to make that transition as easy as possible for you and
The Connection offers professional on-site management and
24-hour emergency maintenance.
Our local Executive Director is supported by a skilled and
experienced team focused on resident services, maintenance, and
residential life. Residents who need assistance can submit
maintenance work orders, pay rent, and contact our staff via our
Resident Portal, or meet with a team member in the office.
Individual Leases & Financial Responsibility
We offer individual leases by the bedroom, not the unit. The
primary benefit for you is you're never responsible for paying a
roommate's rent, even if they graduate, transfer, or move out.
As part of the lease agreement, The Connection requires each
student to have a Guarantor. To qualify, a Guarantor must be at
least 25 years old, a U.S. resident, and make at least three times
the monthly rent installment.
Moving out on your own is expensive, and usually includes a long
list of expenses and responsibilities beyond your rent. To ease
this financial burden The Connection offers the following utilities
and incredible student-friendly amenities at no additional
Fully Furnished Apartments
24-hour Fitness Center
24-hour Computer Lab
24-hour Study Rooms
Community Shuttle to Campus
Monthly Social Events
Residents are responsible for their own electricity bill. Visit
Power website for more information and to set up an
Safety & Security
The Connection at Athens offers secured windows, fob activated,
manually operated apartment doors with privacy locks, bedroom door
locks, after-hours security patrol, and on-call emergency
The Connection is a social community with a vibrant residential
life program focused on social (networking and pool parties),
physical (fitness classes), charitable (toy and food drives), and
educational (study groups, community awareness seminars) events,
and there's always free food! Residents are active participants in
a variety of monthly events hosted by our team of dedicated
community assistants and managers.
Community Assistant Program
Every year, many students apply for the opportunity to become a
Community Assistant (CA) at The Connection. CAs are residents who
work where they live to offer assistance and support to all of our
residents all year long as they transition to off-campus housing.
The position provides students with valuable resume-building
experience through their work as a community leader, problem
solver, event planner, sales associate, and friend.
Students interested in a CA position can stop by the office to
complete an application.
Pierce Education Properties (PEP)
The Connection at Athens is owned by Pierce Education
Properties, a San Diego-based owner, manager, and developer of
superior student housing and education-based real estate. PEP owns
and manages a national portfolio of more than 13,000 beds of
upscale, purpose-built, off-campus student apartment communities
serving students and universities throughout the U.S.