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Moving off campus is a rite of passage for most students - another step on their road to independence.  At The Commons on Kinnear, our goal is to make that transition as easy as possible for you and your student.

Professional Management and Maintenance
The Commons on Kinnear offers professional on-site management and 24-hour emergency maintenance.  Many of our staff live and work on site, and annually participate in extensive customer service training to make your student's living experience a memorable one.  Students who need assistance can meet with team members in the office, or fill our work request forms online for added convenience.

Individual Leases & Financial Responsibility
At The Commons on Kinnear, we offer individual, by the bed leases.  This is different from conventional housing and has a major benefit - you and your student are only responsible for your rental installment.  

As part of the lease agreement, The Commons on Kinnear requires each student to have a "Guarantor," a person 25 or older who is a resident of the U.S. that will vouch for the financial responsibility of the lease.  

If a guarantor is not available, we have partnered with LEAP who can co-sign your lease as an institutional cosigner. 

All-Inclusive Living
Moving your son or daughter out on their own can be expensive.  At The Commons on Kinnear, we support families with many student-friendly amenities that are free and included in the overall rental installment to help ease the financial burden. There is no additional charge for:
  • Internet
  • Water
  • Cable TV with a Flat Screen TV
  • Furniture
  • Full-Size Washer/Dryer
  • Fitness Center
  • Computer Lab with Free Printing
  • Study rooms
  • Tanning
  • Monthly Social Events.

Residential Life
The Commons on Kinnear is a social community with a vibrant residential life program focused on social, physical, charitable and educational activities (and many free food events, too!).  Residents are active participants in a variety of monthly resident events hosted by our team of dedicated community assistants and managers.  

Charitable activities have included donation and food drives, support for local causes and community clean ups.  Educational activities could include everything from financial training seminars to health awareness.  The Commons on Kinnear regularly offers popular social events such as Waffle Wednesdays, scavenger hunts, and other fun ways to meet new friends and create lasting college memories.

Community Assistants
Every year, many students hope for the opportunity to become a Community Assistant at The Commons on Kinnear (CA).  CAs are assigned to groups of residents, and offer peer guidance and support during a student's transition to off-campus housing.

The CA position provides students with valuable resume-building experience through their work as a community leader, problem solver, event planner, sales associate, and friend.

The Commons on Kinnear hires approximately 8 CAs a year who are paid at an hourly rate.  

Pierce Education Properties
The Commons on Kinnear is owned by Pierce Education Properties, a San Diego-based owner, manager and developer of student housing and education-based real estate.  Pierce owns and managers a national portfolio of approximately 12,500 beds of upscale, purpose-built, off-campus student apartment communities serving students and universities throughout the U.S.