How do our rates compare to on-campus housing rates?
When comparing our rates to on-campus rates you must take into consideration many variables, including floor plan layout, square footage, furniture, utilities and community events. Our leasing staff is available to discuss with you how our rates compare to other housing options and validate that our community offers you the best value for your money, as well as a great location and incredible amenities.
Are apartments furnished?
We offer unfurnished and furnished apartments. Our furnished apartments come with a couch, chair, coffee table, end table, entertainment stand, dining room table and chairs, 2 bar stools, queen size beds, bedside tables, dressers, and desks with chairs. All apartments—including unfurnished units—come with kitchen appliances.
Can I pay my bill with a credit card? Is there an extra charge?
We accept online payments by Visa, MasterCard, or Discover cards or electronic check. There is a small convenience charge for this service.
Do I have a meal plan?
Meal plans are not offered at The Retreat.
Do you allow pets?
Yes, The Retreat is pet-friendly! We allow cats and dogs up to 50 lb. We charge a $250 non-refundable fee and a $25 monthly pet rent.
How are roommates matched?
We have partnered with RoomSync to provide a modern matching platform where residents choose their own roommates. After you complete the leasing process you will be emailed a link to join our RoomSync network. You will then log in to RoomSync using Facebook, create a matching profile, and begin your search to find your new best friend - or roommate for starters. If you already have a roommate in mind, you can confirm your roommate request within RoomSync.
How are rooms assigned?
Residents who already have preferred roommates can confirm their roommate match requests using RoomSync, our roommate matching platform. If they do not already have a roommate, residents will search for and choose their own roommate using RoomSync. Residents will be able to communicate with each other during and after the selection process. In the event that potential roommates discover that they are no longer compatible, they can request a different roommate and we will do our best to accommodate any change request. To provide sufficient time and the greatest opportunity for residents to find the perfect roommate, they should apply and sign a lease as early as possible.
How close to campus are you?
We are located at 2405 Anderson Road in Oxford, MS—within walking distance from the University of Mississippi, stores, restaurants and more.
If I am over 21 do I need a guarantor?
Yes. All leases are required to have a guarantor. If an approved guarantor cannot be obtained, EdR Management, Inc. will accept a security deposit of three (3) month's rent.
If I pay in full, do I get a discount?
The Retreat at Oxford does not offer discounts for rent paid in full. However, prepayment gives you the peace of mind knowing that your account is in good standing at all times!
What do I need to hook up my computer to the internet?
You will need a CAT 5 (Ethernet) cable. We have internet outlets in each bedroom and common area. Your computer must be configured properly for the internet to work. Your computer or device must be registered as an active device with our internet service provider. We also have community-wide WiFi.
What if I need to cancel my lease?
Leases are legal contracts for the said term. Residents are responsible for the entire term of the lease. We offer lease re-assignments for a $200 fee. Please see a leasing professional for further details.
What is the cost?
Please visit the Floor Plans page or call us at 662-550-2003 for our current rates.
What size are the beds?
Our beds are full-size, extra-long. We suggest you bring queen-sized sheets, which will work well instead of paying higher prices for “special” sized sheets.
What types of leases are available?
We offer individual 12-month long leases. They begin mid August and end July 31st.
What utilities are included in my rent?
Your monthly rent installment includes water, trash, extended basic cable with Showtime and Internet. The only thing you are responsible for is electricity!
When can I move in?
We are now pre-leasing for Fall 2018. Our move-in date is August 15, 2018 so you will have plenty of time to get settled in!
When is my first payment due?
Fall 2017 residents will need to pay their first month’s installment by July 15, 2017.
Will you send me a bill each month for rent?
We do not send any type of invoice for rent. However, rent is due at the first of the month.
Can I request different roommates?
We want you to be comfortable here, and we will do everything we can to accommodate your roommate requests.
What is a "renewal?"
Are you loving it here and can't imagine leaving at the end of your lease? By signing a renewal, you get to extend your stay at your community!
If I renew, do I have to move out then move back in?
When you renew and choose to stay in your current spot, no moving is required!
If I renew, will my guarantor have to sign again?
No. Your guarantor doesn't have to do anything extra!
I'm graduating in December, can I still renew?
Contact the office for details on the options available to you.
I just moved in, is it too early to renew?
Renewing now will provide the most benefit to you. By signing early, you will secure your space for next year and take advantage of the best pricing available.
How do I renew?
We know how busy you are, so we have made the process as quick and easy as possible. Renewing is a easy as "1,2,3!" Just following these steps:
1. Open your renewal email from us.
2. Review the terms, and click "Accept"
3. Follow the prompts to sign the new lease agreement.
It's that easy!
When do I start paying the new rent amount?
On the first day of your new lease.