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Frequently Asked Questions

Individual leasing means that each person is only responsible for their portion of the common areas and their bedroom. If your roommate ends up not coming back for the spring semester, you’re not responsible for their payment.

YOUnion@Columbia rent includes: cable, internet, furniture, trash, washer & dryer, access to all of YOUnion@Columbia’s amenities and a wonderful staff that is there to help you anytime you need them.

Yes, we offer a roommate matching system. If you don’t have anyone in mind that you would like to live with, let us match you up with someone! There is a Roommate Matching Sheet that you will fill out to let us know more about what you’re looking for in a roommate. Then we figure out the best match for you based on that information.

Rent is always due the 1st of the month. You can pay up front (due August 1), in semester installments (due August 1 and January 1), or in twelve installments (due August 1 and on the first of the month for the next 11 consecutive months).

We accept payment via check, money order, or through the online system.

Yes, pets are allowed at YOUnion@Columbia. Call the office to find out about pet fees and restrictions.

YOUnion@Columbia’s insurance will not cover your personal belongings. We suggest getting renter’s insurance for this reason. It is generally inexpensive and will cover your personal belongings if something were to happen.

The YOUnion@Columbia lease is binding and cannot be broken. If you cannot live at YOUnion@Columbia after signing your lease, you will need to re-let. Please call the leasing office for information on re-letting.

If you need maintenance, simply go to your resident portal on our website and fill out a maintenance request. You can also call or stop by the front desk. If it is an emergency, please notify the front office immediately.

YOUnion@Columbia is fully furnished with a full-sized bed, large desk & chair and dresser. The living area comes with a comfortable couch, chair, coffee table, end table, TV stand and barstools. The kitchen comes fully equipped with energy efficient appliances, full sized refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher and washer & dryer.

Your mail will be delivered to your apartment’s mailbox located on the YOUnion@Columbia property.


We suggest that you bring:
– Bedding for a full-sized bed
– Toiletries
– Dishes/Cookware
– Decorations to make your new room feel like home!

YOUnion@Columbia has resident events that range from pizza parties to Taco Tuesdays. Not only is there free food at events, but it’s also a great way to meet people!

A Friendly Face

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Michelle Nesmith

Leasing Manager

803-400-1570

1000 Whaley St Columbia, SC 29201

Leasing Office Hours
M-F 10am – 7pm
Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 1pm – 5pm

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