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What is Verve?

It’s a top-quality New Brunswick community designed especially with Rutgers University students in mind. Verve features a variety of spacious, furnished apartments plus a full set of community features such as a state-of-the-art fitness center, individual and group study rooms and an outdoor lounge. All just minutes from campus.

Is Verve part of Rutgers University?

Verve is a privately owned and professionally managed community. 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 Verve 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 apartment are empty, you only pay the rate for your bedroom.

What is included in the rate?

Each resident at Verve pays a flat rate that includes:

  • Furnishings
  • Wired and Wi-Fi Internet
  • Natural gas and water/sewer
  • Water/sewer ($25 per installment)
  • In-unit laundry
  • Community amenities (fitness center, gaming, etc.)

What size are the apartments?

The spacious accommodations at Verve range from studio through 5 bedroom apartments, with single and double occupancy bedroom options and available private bathrooms.

Are the apartments furnished?

Yes, all apartments at Verve have a furniture package that includes a full XL bed, dresser, desk, chair and nightstand in each bedroom. In 2 through 5 bedroom apartments, the living area comes includes a sofa, chair, coffee table and entertainment stand with TV, as well as a dining room table and chairs. To see a sample of the furniture and other finishes, please visit our model apartment.

When do the contracts start and end?

The standard term is August 26, 2022 to August 05, 2023, with payments made in 12 equal installments. Limited alternate dates are available; please inquire with our staff. Click here for a sample agreement.

Is a co-signer or financial guaranty required?

Each resident must pay an administrative fee within 7 days after signing the Housing Agreement. This fee is reduced significantly if the resident provides a qualifying guarantor (often a parent) for their financial obligations under Housing Agreement.

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes. Residents can pay online 24 hours per day, by credit card or ACH electronic checking. Verve 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 Verve?

Your living costs at Verve 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 Verve. Normal payment deadlines will continue to apply.

Is Verve on open to non-students?

Nearly all the residents at Verve are students at Rutgers University. The per-person contracts are also designed with students in mind. Nonetheless, Verve 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?

Verve has a monitored fire-sprinkler system, along with 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?

Verve will become a no-pets community in Fall 2022, except for renewing residents with previously approved pets. The community is smoke-free in all indoor and adjacent spaces. 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 Verve?

Verve offers limited garage parking, as well as reserved garage spaces, for an additional charge.

What other transportation options will I have?

Verve is just a block from Rutgers College Avenue Campus. Four bus lines also stop right outside the front door.

Can I see a model apartment?

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.

Apply free

Apply now to secure your preferred placement, and we'll waive the deposit and application fee.

New applicants only; limit one resident per bedroom. Housing Agreement must be fully signed while this limited-time promotion is in effect. The first regular rent installment and annual administrative fee are due at signing. Approved guarantor or alternate partial prepayment required. All agreements are subject to management approval under regular application policies. Special offers, including discounted rates, may not be combined.