common questions about University Trails

What is University Trails Tallahassee?

It’s a high-quality Tallahassee apartment community designed especially with Florida State University students in mind. University Trails features furnished 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom apartments plus a full set of community features such as a pool, fitness center, game room and more.

Is University Trails Tallahassee part of Florida State University?

University Trails is a privately owned and professionally managed community. Click here for more information about the management and ownership.

Can I live with friends, or can you match me with roommates?

You can select your roommate(s), or you can apply on your own and we can match you with other students. Applicants answer a short list of lifestyle questions to help in the matching process.

What are per-person contracts?

Instead of requiring all roommates to sign a joint lease, each person at University Trails Tallahassee has their own individual contract, with one person per bedroom. This means you are only responsible for paying for yourself — not your roommates. Even if a roommate moves out or other bedrooms in your apartment are empty, you only pay the rate for your bedroom.

What is included in the rate?

Each resident at University Trails pays a flat rate that includes:

  • Furnishings
  • Washer and dryer in each apartment
  • 50″ flat panel HDTV in each living room
  • High-speed Internet
  • Water/sewer, trash removal
  • 24-hour on-site management
  • Community features – pool, fitness center, clubhouse, etc.

What size are the apartments?

The spacious accommodations at University Trails Tallahassee are 4-bedroom floorplans with a private bathroom for each bedroom.

Are the apartments furnished?

Yes, all apartments at University Trails have a furniture package including a full-size bed, dresser, desk and chair in each bedroom, and a sofa and love seat, end table, coffee table and entertainment stand with a 50’’ flat-panel HDTV in each living room. Each apartment also includes a dining table and chairs. To see a sample of furniture and other finishes, please visit our model residences.

When do the contracts start and end?

The standard term is August 17, 2018 to July 27, 2019, with payments made in 12 equal installments. Other alternate dates may be available; please inquire with our staff.

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes. Residents can pay online 24 hours per day, by credit card or ACH electronic checking. University Trails Tallahassee also offers automatic payment by either credit card or checking account — just fill out one page, one time and payments will be made automatically. There is a convenience fee for one-time online payments, but automatic recurring payments are always free.

Will my financial aid cover charges at University Trails Tallahassee?

Your living costs at University Trails can be covered by financial aid, just like on-campus housing. Any available financial aid funds, after university charges are satisfied, are released to the student for non-institutional expenses, such as off-campus housing. These funds can be used to pay charges at University Trails Tallahassee. Normal payment deadlines will continue to apply.

Is University Trails open to non-students?

Nearly all the residents at University Trails Tallahassee are students at Florida State University, with some from both Tallahassee Community College and Florida A&M. The per-person contracts are also designed with students in mind. Nonetheless, University Trails Tallahassee is an Equal Opportunity housing provider and welcomes applications from non-students. Family members are welcome as well, subject to occupancy limits. Because of the need to match student roommates, non-students must apply together with enough roommates to fill the desired residence.

What kind of safety and security are provided?

University Trails has fire sprinklers, plus electronic locks and individually locking bedroom doors. Community courtesy patrols are provided at select times. Management staff are also on-site 24×7 and can be reached by a 24-hour phone number.

What are the policies on pets, smoking and guests?

University Trails is pet-friendly, subject to limits on animals and breed. The community is smoke-free in all indoor areas. Guests are welcome at all times, subject to the consent of roommates and security considerations. Overnight guests are welcome, with limits on the number of days and guests.

Can I park my vehicle at University Trails Tallahassee?

University Trails offers free surface parking for all residents. Limited guest parking is also available at no charge.

What other transportation options will I have?

University Trails is on the Seminole Express Osceola and NiteNole routes. The Osceola shuttle stops every 10 to 15 minutes, from 7am – 8pm, Monday through Friday when class is in session. The NiteNole runs Monday through Saturday, 8pm – 3am. The ride to campus is approximately 10 to 20 minutes.

Can I see a model apartment?

Yes. Please request an appointment for a personal tour, or just stop by to see us and we’ll be happy to show you the community.