Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I want my student to live at a Horizon community?
Horizon goes above and beyond to exceed expectations in every facet of the student housing experience. With market-leading customer service, we strive to proactively anticipate both the needs of our students and their loved ones.
Horizon serves more than 15,000 students across the country. With 20+ years of professional management experience, Horizon Communities are designed specifically for the student experience.
We have tried to anticipate every need and convenience to make our community your student’s home-away-from home. An environment where their safety and school spirit can thrive.
How is Horizon responding to Covid-19?
Horizon has implemented new cleaning procedures at all of our communities nation-wide. This includes sanitation of common spaces and amenities, reduced hours for deep cleaning and social distancing guidelines. Prior to moving in, your student’s apartment home will be professionally cleaned and sanitized. We are happy to explain all the unique actions our team is taking.
Do we need Renter's insurance?
As a company, we require all residents have $100k liability coverage. Horizon offers an internal plan meeting this criteria for a low price of $12 per person per month. Personal content coverage is optional, but can be added for an additional $5. For a total of only $17 per month, any necessary protection will be covered. If you choose to opt out of the internal plan, third-party plans must meet the minimum liability coverage requirement (including personal contents if preferred) and be uploaded properly.
What is an individual lease?
An individual lease provides each resident with their own separate lease agreement and responsibility for only his/her rental installments and applicable utility and parking charges. By signing an individual lease, you are only taking responsibility for your rental installments and lease terms and will not be held liable for any delinquent amounts owed by your roommate(s).
What is the Utility Charge?
Campus Circle offers internet, water, sewer, electricity, and trash removal. The utility charge is a flat fee based on which floor plan you have signed for. There are no overages, only the flat fee per month.
What if I need roommates ?
We offer a roommate matching service. Every resident completes a detailed roommate profile questionnaire prior to moving in, which Campus Circle uses to match compatible residents based on their responses, including sleep habits, pets, lifestyle, schedule, etc.
What is the pet policy?
Pets are allowed only if approved by management. One time fee due of $350 + $50 monthly charge per pet per month. You are responsible for your pet's actions at all times. Leashes are required when outside your dwelling. Dogs, cats, & support animals must be housebroken. All other animals must be caged at all times.
Lease Term & Rental Installments- What is an installment?
The typical lease term is approximately 11.5 months of occupancy which coincides with the university’s academic calendar. The resident is charged a total rent amount for the contracted occupancy period. The lease agreement will reflect the total rent amount typically divided into 12 equal installments due August 1 - July 1. These installments do not represent a monthly rent amount and are not prorated.
Is Campus Circle Gainesville open to non-students?
The per-person contracts are also designed with students in mind. Nonetheless, Campus Circle Gainesville 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.