Housing Fair offers a variety of options, prizes

Kelly Theodore, a senior in Human Development and Family Science, throws her hands up in excitement as her ball makes it into the cup at the Housing Fair on Feb. 7, 2018, in the Union Courtyard. (Andrea Klepper | Collegian Media Group)

Finding a place to live for the upcoming Fall semester can be a stressful endeavor for some students.

Union Marketing organized the 4th annual housing fair at Kansas State University’s Student Union Courtyard, Wednesday, February 7 to offer students a variety of housing resources in one location.

The Housing Fair contained informational booths, along with a variety of prizes from many of Manhattan’s biggest rental companies, which include HRC Apartments and Townhomes, Park Place Apartments, Georgetown Apartment Homes and Westchester Park Apartments, along with many more.

Lindsay Dunekack, junior in entrepreneurship, said she came to the Housing Fair to search for a place for the coming academic year.

“I’m looking for something that could be pet friendly,” Dunekack said. “But also affordable.”

The Gramercy, owned by Campus Life and Style and formally known as University Crossings, was at the Housing Fair promoting their newly renovated apartment complexes.

Along with renovations, Rachel Meyer, a spokesperson for Gramercy, said the complexes had a lot to offer in terms of amenities for students.

“We are promoting our by-the-bed housing, which are fully furnished and come with all brand new stainless steel appliances,” Meyer said.

“Even if one if your roommates moved out. You wouldn’t be responsible for their portion of the rent,” Teddy Abdelmalek, area manager of Campus Life and Style, said.

Different incentives were offered by many of the housing companies as bonuses for signing a lease.

“We are offering a year with Netflix when you sign a lease with us,” Lainee Ross, a representative from Westchester and Georgetown, said. “Also, when you sign a lease you would get up to the equivalent of one month’s free rent on a Visa gift card.”

Pointe on College Avenue and The District at Manhattan, both companies of StoneCreek, hosted a raffle to win a free pair of Beats headphones, along with other instant prizes that could be won by spinning a prize wheel.

The Gramercy was also offering a chance to win $1,000 if students signed up to tour one of its apartment complexes.

Students who wish to find our more about housing options for the coming school year can check out the Off Campus Housing website or set up an appointment with Off-Campus Housing Support.