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The Vista

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We want your college student to be successful throughout their career at California State University Stanislaus. Students who live in student oriented housing get better grades. This applies not just to freshmen but students of all levels in any area. They need a good foundation and support to gain this success. At The Vista, we want to help support their productivity by giving them a fully equipped computer lab and study lounge at their fingertips. We want to keep them healthy with an on-site 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center. We also want to help them relax and meet their neighbors by providing them with academic-oriented lounge areas located around the property. The Vista meets every need that your student will have while in college so they can achieve what they came here for in an enjoyable atmosphere.

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For Students

Individual Leases

Individual leasing means peace of mind for you. Your financial responsibility is only for your student’s space unlike many apartments or rental houses where a joint lease is signed. If a roommate transfers to another school or moves out of The Vista for any reason, you do not have to worry about having to cover their installments. This is just another reason why The Vista is a Stan State student’s best housing option!

On-site Professional Staff

With a large management staff to quickly address any issues that arise, enjoy the peace of mind in knowing that your son or daughter is in good hands. Our maintenance staff will respond to your student’s maintenance issues quickly and professionally. The Vista offers 24-hour emergency maintenance as well so that your student’s comfort is not affected. The Vista staffs Community Assistants, who are local student employees who are your on-site helpers! They will take work order requests, give out packages and put on multiple community events each month. In organizing positive, interactive events, CA's are focused on making sure your son or daughter is meeting their peers and maximizing their Vista experience!

Affordable Floor Plans

The Vista offers many spacious floor plan options so they will easily be able to find one to suit their needs. We have studio, two-bedroom, three-bedroom, and four-bedroom apartments each featuring private bedrooms and bathrooms. Your student’s rent includes utilities (water, sewer, trash and electric with a Green Cap), premium cable package, wired and Wi-Fi Internet, full furniture package, complimentary access to The Vista amenities, and so much more!

Fully Furnished

The Vista is a fully-furnished community, saving you money! Each bedroom will have a mattress, end table, large desk and chair, dresser, full–size closet, and private bathroom. The living area comes with a comfortable couch, chair, end table, TV stand with a flat screen HDTV and barstools or dining room table and chairs. The kitchen comes fully equipped with marble-style countertops, energy efficient appliances, full-size refrigerator with icemaker, microwave, dishwasher, and washer & dryer. Each unit also features up to 300 Mbps Internet speeds and upgraded cable package with 250+ channels!

Roommate Matching

If your student does not have a roommate in mind, we can find them one! Each roommate will fill out a Roommate Matching form so that we know what they are looking for in a roommate. During the summer, we spend weeks looking at these preferences and matching them up with the best person we can find!

Resident Events to Keep Students Involved

While the main focus of your student’s college career will be about graduating and getting a fulfilling job, they also need to have fun along the way. At The Vista, your student will create life-long relationships and connections that will make them even more successful. Our great staff plans monthly resident events to get them involved. These events range from pizza parties to karaoke nights, from resume building classes to gaming tournaments. Each month, The Vista will focus on a charitable plan for your student with education oriented events, charitable events, and even guest lectures. Annually, The Vista will have events such as a Welcome Back Party at the beginning of the fall semester, a Community Service event in the Spring, and a large competition among the residents and staff, as well as, many holiday events throughout the year. We will also keep our residents connected to events going on at Stan State, as well as, events happening around town so they don’t miss anything! We want your student to succeed, and that’s why we thought of them while designing The Vista as a Living-Learning environment!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean to have an individual lease?

Individual leasing means that each person is only responsible for their portion of the common areas and their bedroom. If your roommate ends up not coming back for the spring semester, you’re not responsible for their payment.

What is included in the rent?

The Vista’s rent makes life easy. Your rent includes: utilities (water, sewer, trash pickup, electric with a Green Cap), premium cable package, wireless Internet, washer & dryer, access to all of The Vista’s amenities, and a wonderful staff that is there to help you anytime you need them.

Do you have a roommate matching system?

Yes, we offer a roommate matching system. If you don’t have anyone in mind that you would like to live with, let us match you up with someone! There is a Roommate Matching Sheet that you will fill out to let us know more about what you’re looking for in a roommate. Then, we spend weeks in the summer figuring out the best match for you based on that information.

When is my rent due?

You have three installment payment options to pay the entire amount due under the lease – one installment, two installments, or twelve installments.  If you choose to pay a single installment for the entire amount, that single installment is due August 1.  If you choose to pay in two semester installments, those installments are due August 1 and January 1.  If you choose to pay in twelve installments, the first installment is due on August 1 and the remaining eleven installments are due on the 1st of the next eleven months.  Please note that these are all installment payment options and not monthly rent.

How do I pay my rent?

Pay with a personal check, money order, or cashier’s check. Pay with a credit card online through The Vista’s Resident Portal. Service fee may apply.* Have your financial institution automatically deduct rent from your bank account each month to send in payment. Pay with an e-check online using your resident portal free of charge!

Do you allow pets?

Pets are allowed at The Vista. Please call the leasing office for more info on our pet policy!

Is there insurance coverage in the event of a fire, theft or natural causes? Does my lease provide coverage for my belongings?

The Vista’s insurance will not cover your personal belongings. We suggest getting renter’s insurance for this reason. It is generally inexpensive and will cover your personal belongings if something were to happen.

What if I need to break my lease or don't return for the spring semester?

The Vista’s lease is binding and cannot be broken. If you cannot live at The Vista after signing your lease, you will need to re-let, or find a replacement for your space. Please call the leasing office for information on re-letting.

What if I need maintenance in my bedroom or apartment?

If you need maintenance, simply go to your resident portal on our website and fill out a maintenance request. You can also call or stop by the front desk. If it is an emergency, please notify the front office immediately.

What furniture is provided?

The Vista is fully-furnished with a mattress, bed frame, large desk and chair, and under-bed storage. The living area comes with a comfortable couch, chair, coffee table, end table and flat screen HDTV. The kitchen comes fully equipped with energy efficient appliances, full sized refrigerator with icemaker, microwave, dishwasher, barstools or dining tables and chairs, and washer & dryer.

How do I receive mail and packages?

Your mail will be delivered to your apartment’s mailbox located conveniently at the clubhouse. If you receive a package that doesn’t fit in the mailbox, you will receive a key in your mailbox with instructions to pick up from the on-site office or nearby parcel locker. Other carriers may deliver to your apartment door.

How close are you to campus?

We are located on the corner of Monte Vista and Crowell, just across the street from the California State University-Stanislaus campus! Being able to wake up and quickly walk to that early morning class is one of the big advantages of living at The Vista!

What type of parking is available at your community?

The Vista offers plenty of on-site car, scooter, and bicycle parking options. All types of parking is included in the rent and is FREE of charge! Please contact the office for further details.

What do I need to bring to my new apartment?

We suggest that you bring: Bedding for a full-sized bed (single occupancy room) or twin-sized bed (double occupancy room). Toiletries. Dishes/Cookware. Decorations to make your new room feel like home!

What kinds of events do you have at The Vista ?

The Vista has resident events that range from pizza parties to Taco Tuesdays. Not only is there free food at events, but it’s also a great way to meet people!

Are leases for families with children available?

Yes. The property’s policy is included here for family occupants with a child(ren) under the age of eighteen (18) who is domiciled with (i) at least one parent, legal guardian, or another person having legal custody of the child under the age of eighteen, or (ii) the designee of such parent or other person having such custody, with written permission of such parent or other person. For family households with children, all household members age eighteen (18) or older must: (A) complete an application, and (B) sign the lease as a Resident. For family households with children under the age of eighteen (18), at least two (2) people will be permitted to occupy a single bedroom. If a family household with children under the age of eighteen (18) requires additional occupancy per bedroom, additional occupants may be allowed on a case-by-case basis based on factors including, but not limited to, the size of the bedroom(s) and unit, age of the children, configuration of the unit, any physical limitations of the property, and local occupancy codes. If the child occupant reaches eighteen (18) years of age during the term of the lease, the lease will be allowed to complete its term, but renewal will only be offered in compliance with the occupancy policy as stated. Child occupants who are under twenty-four (24) months at the time the lease is signed will not be counted under the occupancy policy for purposes of maximum occupancy but will be counted for subsequent leases if they reach the age of twenty-four (24) months during the term of the lease. The Landlord has the right to lease any empty bedroom(s). Families should contact the office directly regarding the application for family households, as this process varies from individual leasing and the required forms are not all available electronically.

What if I don't have a guarantor?

No Guarantor? No Problem, The Vista offers Leap as an option! Leap is a quick and easy process that fills in for a guarantor or parent co-signer. Leap's application is free online and takes around 5 minutes to complete. You will get a conditional decision within 30 minutes during normal business hours. Click here to apply or contact the office for more information.

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Student Benefits

Get Better Grades

Students who live with other students achieve higher grades than those who do not and are almost twice as likely to make the Dean’s list. This is true for all college students of all grade levels, not just freshmen.

Assure Graduating

Students who live with other students have been shown to have a much higher rate of graduation. The chance of graduating increases by approximately 25% for those who live at least two years or more with other students, not just their first year.

Forge Lasting Friendships

Students who live with other students develop last friendships with individuals who can help through the tough times, be there during the happy times and be witness to all the first-time experiences that college life brings.

Save Money

Students will have to spend money on extra out-of-pocket expenses like monthly utilities or furnishing an apartment.

Cut Out The Commute

The price of gas and parking make living next to campus an economical choice. Students also save time by avoiding traffic and the time it takes to park and then walk to class. In addition, it also helps to lower our carbon footprint, making living next to campus the greenest choice a student can make.

Access Campus and Student Sponsored Events

A short walk takes students to the campus facilities like the library and classrooms. This gives students easy access to dialogues, presentations, art shows and sporting events. There is a high degree of association between being involved in campus activities and staying in school.

Safety

In a conventional apartment complex or house, students may live next to anyone, good or bad. The Vista is a student oriented living community designed with the modern student’s needs in mind.

Stress-Free Move!

Moving into The Vista will be the easiest thing you have ever done.  With a fully furnished apartment, all appliances already present, and a fully loaded clubhouse/amenity package, all you need to bring is a suitcase and your toothbrush!  No more hassle of moving furniture, moving trucks, or appliance rentals.

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