Sebastian Commons FAQ
Do I need to pay a deposit?
All residents need to pay a $200 deposit while living in Sebastian Commons. This deposit is due at the time the contract is signed. The deposit will be held until the student moves out of campus housing and will be released to the student's account. If there are charges still on the student account, the deposit will cover those fees. If the fees are in excess of $200, the student will be required to pay the remaining balance. If there are no fees on the account, the deposit will be refunded, and a check will be mailed to the student.
What bills do I need to pay?
A student account will be billed for the meal plan and room. If the student elected to have covered parking, that would be a separate bill listed on the student's account.
What does my room bill cover?
Housing does not operate to make a profit. Instead, the room fee goes directly back into the maintenance, improvement, and expansion of campus housing. While this list is not all inclusive nor does it provide exact percentages or amounts, we want residents to trust their "room rent" is being used wisely. Your room bill covers all utilities for your room and the facility, sanitation service, staff salaries, maintenance expenses for both the room and overall facility, building construction debt, laundry service, pest control, fire inspection service, cleaning supplies, and furnishings. Unfortunately, the cost of all these things increases each year which is why housing rates generally increase each year.
Is there a place to do laundry?
Sebastian Commons has a wonderful laundry area that is open for residents 24 hours, 7 days a week. Washers and Dryers are available for unlimited use by residents, but residents are the only ones allowed to use these facilities. In addition to the laundry room, Buildings 5 - 8 four bedroom apartments come with a washer/dryer in the unit.
Is there security?
Sebastian Commons has Resident Assistants and the University Police Department which handle security issues. The RA phone number is (479) 650-7924 and UPD is (479) 788-7140.
Is there a place to study at Sebastian Commons?
If you want a different atmosphere than your apartment, but don’t want to go to the library, the Housing Office has a study room and recreation room that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week