FAQ

common questions about Cottages of Norman

What is Cottages of Norman?

It’s a high-quality Norman community designed especially with University of Oklahoma students in mind. Cottage of Norman features a variety of spacious residences with the comforts of home and a full set of community features such as a pool, fitness center, study lounges and more. All just minutes from campus.

Is Cottages of Norman part of the University of Oklahoma?

Cottages of Norman is a privately owned and professionally managed off-campus community, not affiliated with the University of Oklahoma. Click here for more information about the management and ownership.

Can I live with friends, or can you match me with roommates?

You can select your roommate(s), or you can apply on your own and we can match you with other students. Applicants answer a short list of lifestyle questions to help in the matching process.

What are per-person contracts?

Instead of requiring all roommates to sign a joint lease, each person at Cottages of Norman has their own individual contract, with one person per bedroom. This means you are only responsible for paying for yourself — not your roommates. Even if a roommate moves out or other bedrooms in your residence are empty, you only pay the rate for your bedroom.

What is included in the rate?

Each resident at Cottages of Norman pays a flat rate that includes:

  • High-speed Internet
  • Cable TV
  • Water/sewer, trash removal
  • Washer and dryer in each residence
  • Optional furniture package (extra charge)
  • 24-hour on-site management
  • Community features — pool, fitness center, clubhouse, etc.

What size are the apartments?

The spacious accommodations at Cottages of Norman range from 2- to 5-bedroom with private bathrooms for each resident.

Are the residences furnished?

A furniture package is available for a small additional charge, which includes a sofa and armchair, end table, coffee table and entertainment stand in each living room, a dining table, chairs and counter stools, and a full-size bed, dresser, bedside table, desk and chair in each bedroom. To see a sample of the furniture and other finishes, please visit our model residences.

When do the contracts start and end?

The standard term is August 15, 2018 to July 26, 2019, with payments made in 12 equal installments. Other alternate dates are available; please inquire with our staff.

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes. Residents can pay online 24 hours per day, by credit card or ACH electronic checking. Cottages of Norman also offers automatic payment by either credit card or checking account — just fill out one page, one time and payments will be made automatically. Convenience fees apply for credit card and debit card payments.

Will my financial aid cover charges at Cottages of Norman?

Your living costs at Cottages of Norman can be covered by financial aid, just like on-campus housing. Any available financial aid funds, after university charges are satisfied, are released to the student for non-institutional expenses, such as off-campus housing. These funds can be used to pay charges at Cottages of Norman. Normal payment deadlines will continue to apply.

Is Cottages of Norman open to non-students?

Nearly all the residents at Cottages of Norman are students at the University of Oklahoma. The per-person contracts are also designed with students in mind. Nonetheless, Cottages of Norman 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.

What kind of safety and security are provided?

Cottages of Norman has fire sprinklers, and electronic locks plus individually locking bedroom doors. Community courtesy patrols are provided at select times. Management staff are also on-site 24×7 and can be reached by a 24-hour phone number.

What are the policies on pets, smoking and guests?

Cottages of Norman is pet-friendly, subject to limits on animals and breed. The community is smoke-free in all indoor areas. Guests are welcome at all times, subject to the consent of roommates and security considerations. Overnight guests are welcome, with limits on the number of days and guests.

Can I park my vehicle at Cottages of Norman?

Cottages of Norman offers street parking for all residents. Limited guest parking is also available at no charge.

What other transportation options will I have?

Cottages of Norman has a private shuttle runs to and from campus every 15 minutes from 7am – 7pm, on weekdays when school is in session.

Can I see a model residence?

Yes. Please request an appointment for a personal tour, or just stop by to see us and we’ll be happy to show you the community.