APARTMENT SHOWING TOURS
Collegetown Video Tours! Visit an apartment from the comfort of your home!
We have over 150 unique apartment tours posted online right now! YouTube Video Tours are available for most apartments. Visit the Ithaca Renting YouTube channel and click on Playlists to easily find videos in all of our building and size categories.
Week of: October 13th
For this week’s tours, PRE-REGISTRATION BY TELEPHONE REQUIRED.
Friday 10/15 3 PM Center 2 Bedroom
Friday 10/15 4 pm Plaza 6 Bedroom
Saturday 10/16 3 pm Center/Plaza Studio
Tour Information for Fall 2021:
Tours are back!
We are resuming in person tours on a limited basis!
Here’s what you need to know:
You must CALL the office on the telephone to register for one of the pre-set tours for this week.
Please call 607-272-3000 between 10 am to 5 pm Monday-Friday to register for a tour for this week. We are not accepting tour sign-ups by e-mail, or walk-ins. You are limited to one tour visit at this time. Please choose your tour visit carefully.
Tours are PRE-SELECTED to SPECIFIC APARTMENTS. All of the apartments are occupied, so we have to rotate through the apartments we can visit. At this time we are only scheduling tours for apartments where we have multiple matching units. This means we will be starting with the larger apartment buildings, Collegetown Plaza, Center and Court. The other properties are not on the tour schedule yet.
Read on for full details about how tours will occur this semester.
Tours are back! We are starting up apartment tours again in an extremely limited capacity. We appreciate your eagerness to visit apartments, but remember all of our apartments are occupied, and we need to consider both our current residents and our staff. Masks will be required for all visits at this time. Tours will be very brief, but you can always watch the video tours on our YouTube Channel!
We will not be able to visit all of our apartments at this time. We are starting out with a limited number of tours so that we can see what works and what we need to adjust going forward. We know that information and protocols are changing rapidly, and it may feel like there are new rules every week, but we really want to make the safest choices for everyone involved. If just one person in our office gets Covid, we will have to cancel ALL tours entirely. Please help keep us healthy so we can start to schedule more tours!
Please note that tours will be scheduled for select apartments at this time. We will re-evaluate tour policies as we go through the semester, and we anticipate being able to relax our restrictions more during the spring term.
Tours are generally scheduled for later in the week, in the afternoons. This is typically Wednesday, Thursday and Friday after 3 pm.
Preregistration for tours is required. We may need to limit the number of people going on a tour, so we need to know how many people are coming for that tour.
Larger groups may be asked to send a representative. For example, if you are looking for a 6 bedroom, we may ask that you send 1-2 people to the tour.
Masks are required on the tours. Everyone must sign in, with your name, your netID and your cell phone number.
If you have any Covid symptoms, or are waiting for test results from a Covid test for symptomatic reasons, please stay home!
Expect tours to be short! People live in these apartments. It’s not reasonable for us to stay in apartments for a long time.
Photos are not allowed on tours. People live in these apartments, so it’s not OK to take photos or video of people’s personal items.
Video Tours will still be the BEST way to view apartments. We have tours for every style of apartment on our YouTube Channel. If you are looking for a particular video tour please let us know, we can help! There are also tours to help guide you in your selection and videos that go over the buildings, and the parking lots. We have so many video tours for you to view online so you can gather information at your own pace.
We are not able to visit every apartment! Here is what we WILL visit: Studios at Center, Plaza, Court. 2 Bedrooms at Center (limited quantities, almost sold out!) 6 Bedrooms at Plaza
Due to limited availability, we are not scheduling tours for other apartments at this time. This includes: 2 Bedrooms at Plaza or Buffalo Street (last one left at both locations, watch the videos), 3 Bedroom at Aces (last one left, watch the video), 5/6 Bedrooms at Aces will be added by early November, pending availability. (last two left, watch the videos!) 6 Bedroom at Buffalo Street, 6 Bedroom Apartment 2G at Plaza (last ones left, watch the videos!) Rooms at 210 Dryden Road- will be added to the tour schedule in November.
This seems restrictive, why can’t we go see multiple apartments and the apartments of our choice and time of our choice? No one has been on a tour since March 2020. Over 900 students have rented apartments based on video tours. The most common thing we hear from students when they see an apartment is ‘Oh, it looks just like the video’. That’s the point of the videos! We have made every effort to provide informative and accurate videos to help you select your apartment. These tools are there for you to use.
Remember, people live in these apartments, and you are not the only people trying to rent right now. We respect our residents, and it’s not OK for us to go in to apartments repeatedly. We often have multiple requests from different groups to see the exact same apartment on different days, and even different times on the same day. You wouldn’t want us to bring 8 groups to your apartment over 4 days, right? We want you to see apartments, and we do understand that it is frustrating for you to be faced with such restrictive rules as we gradually re-start in person tours, but there are people living there, and we still aren’t at a point where its OK to bring too many unknown people into apartments, even with masks and precautions. We’re moving towards a more robust tour schedule, but we aren’t quite ready for that yet. We’re getting started slowly, so we can see what works and what doesn’t and make adjustments accordingly.
In most cases, you CAN see the apartment that you have rented as part of the final leasing process! We’re not trying to keep you out of the apartments entirely, we are just trying to limit the number of visits that we make to the apartments right now. Check with the rental office to schedule your visit to your RENTED apartment when you turn in your lease documents.