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Why THE HIVE?
For many young adults, a productive college career can be the foundation for lifelong success. There will be no greater contributor to your student’s academic success than the environment in which they live. THE HIVE is proud to offer best-in-class accommodations in an environment conducive to academic achievement and personal well-being.

What Security is Provided at THE HIVE?
THE HIVE offers a comprehensive security package that includes security cameras, state-of-the-art fire suppression, on-site staff, and our electronic secured entry system. Numerous cameras located at strategic points throughout both the interior and exterior of the building are monitored by building staff who respond to resident complaints. Each resident is assigned FOB technology to gain access to the building and common areas. Each apartment is equipped with a remote electronic access system to permit visitor access. Each bedroom is separately keyed to provide additional interior security.

How Else is THE HIVE different?
In addition to providing the best security off campus, your child will experience the best accommodations available with fully furnished units, featuring spacious bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, and bedrooms. Our apartments have high-end finishes, including stainless steel kitchen appliances and upgraded cabinets, countertops, flooring and furnishings. We offer laundry appliances in every unit at no additional charge. Our community spaces offer cozy and fun lounge space for residents to gather. Our elevated outdoor recreation deck provides private, safe outdoor recreational for residents. Downstairs, our commercial tenants provide dining, retail and fitness opportunities just an elevator ride away! THE HIVE is fully enabled technologically, helping your student stay connected to their coursework, friends and you!

What Is the Lease Process?
We have crafted an application and lease process that is tailored to today’s savvy students and their parents. All residents that do not meet our income and credit requirements will need to have a qualified guarantor/cosigned (usually parents). We offer online applications and payment options to make life simple. Apartments are not held until all initial charges, deposits and forms have been provided, accepted, and signed.

What are the Initial Charges?
We require an earnest money deposit with your application. If your application is approved your deposit will be applied to your security deposit. If your application is not approved, the deposit will be promptly refunded to you.

What Utilities Is Tenant Responsible For?
Unlike most La Crosse off-campus rentals, we are pleased to cover most utilities as no extra charge to you or your child. That includes water, sewer, garbage, internet, cable, and laundry. The only utility tenants are responsible for is their own energy bill to XCEL ENERGY. All units are separately metered and tenants can control their own thermostats. We are proud to feature energy efficient appliances and heating/cooling systems throughout THE HIVE. THE HIVE was constructed to meet high environmental standards, resulting is substantial reductions to energy consumption and utility bills for our tenants.

Is My Child Responsible for Their Roommate’s Rent?
We are proud to be among the first in La Crosse to offer individual lease options with parental guaranty. This means that you will not be responsible for rent defaults by your child’s roommates, for instance if a roommate transfers or drops-out. Just another way we can give you peace of mind. This is a significant advantage over the joint and several leases used at rental house and other apartment properties where you are liable for all of the residents in the apartment.

What Parking Is Provided at THE HIVE?
We have on-site off-street vehicle parking (under 24-hour surveillance) and well as ample moped and bicycle racks at no extra expense. Residents will be issued permits for their vehicles. We permit residents to have one vehicle per bedroom. THE HIVE is conveniently located within walking distances to most needs of residents.