Moving off campus is a rite of passage for most students – another
step on their road to independence. At Smallwood on College, our
goal is to make that transition as easy as possible for you and
Professional Management and
Smallwood on College 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
Students who need assistance can meet with team members in the
office, or fill out work request forms online for added
Individual Leases & Financial
At Smallwood on College, we offer individual by the bed leases.
This is different from a traditional apartment lease, with
one major benefit: you and your student are only ever
responsible for your rental installment.
As part of the lease agreement, Smallwood requires each
student to have a “Guarantor” (a person 25 or older who is a
resident of the U.S.) that will assume the financial
responsibility of the lease in the event the resident is unable
If a Guarantor is not available, a "Self-Guarantor Deposit” is
available and requires 1.5 prepaid rental installments, held until
the end of the lease (provided there are no damage charges or
outstanding rental payments due).
Moving your son or daughter out on their own can be expensive. At
Smallwood on College, we support families with many
student-friendly amenities which are included in the overall rental
installment to help ease the financial burden.
There is no additional charge for: Internet, water, gas, cable TV,
flat screen TV, fitness center, computer lab, study rooms,
printing, and monthly social events. Each resident will be
responsible for their electric bill. This means that students don’t
have to worry about a bunch of additional utility bills each
Smallwood on College 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
Charitable activities have included relay teams to support Relay
for Life, toy and food drives, and community clean ups. Educational
activities could include everything from skin cancer awareness to
tutoring support. Smallwood regularly offers popular social
events such as free pizza Fridays, breakfast on the go, and other
fun ways to meet new friends and create lasting college
Every year, many students vie for the opportunity to become a
Smallwood on College Community Assistant (CA). CAs are assigned to
groups of residents, and offer peer guidance and support during a
student’s transition to off-campus housing. The position provides
student valuable resume-building and problem-solving experience
through their work as a community leader, sales associate, event
planner, and friend.
Smallwood hires approximately 4 CAs a year who are paid at an
Pierce Education Properties
Smallwood on College is owned and managed by Pierce Education
Properties, a San Diego-based owner, manager and developer of
student housing and education-based real estate. Pierce owns and
manages a national portfolio of over 16,000 beds of upscale,
purpose-built, off-campus student apartment communities serving
students and universities throughout the U.S.