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What is Lark Gainesville?

It’s a top-quality Gainesville community designed especially with University of Florida students in mind. Lark features a variety of spacious, furnished apartments plus a full set of community features such as a resort-style pool with cabanas and hammocks, luxury clubhouse with fitness center and study rooms, and more. All just steps from campus.

Is Lark part of the University of Florida?

Lark 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 Lark 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. Click here to see a sample Housing Agreement.

What is included in the rent?

Each resident at Lark pays a flat rate that includes:

  • Furnishings
  • High-speed Internet
  • Water/sewer
  • Trash removal
  • Washer and dryer in each apartment
  • Community features – pool, fitness center, etc

What size are the homes at Lark?

The spacious accommodations at Lark range from 1 through 5 bedrooms, with a private bathroom for each bedroom.

Are the homes furnished?

Yes, all apartments at Lark have a furniture package that includes a full-XL size bed, dresser, desk and chair in each bedroom, and a sofa, coffee table, egg swivel chair and entertainment stand in each living room. 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 15, 2021 to July 29, 2022, with payments made in 12 equal installments. Other alternate dates may be available; please inquire with our staff. Click here to see a sample Housing Agreement.

Can I pay by credit card?

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

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

Is Lark open to non-students?

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

Lark 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 and can be reached by a 24-hour phone number.

What are the policies on pets, smoking and guests?

Lark is a pet-friendly community, subject to limits on animals and breed. The community is smoke-free in all indoor and adjacent areas. 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 Lark?

Optional controlled-access garage parking is available at Lark, including moped parking, for an additional charge.

What other transportation options will I have?

Lark is just blocks from the southeast corner of the UF campus. Public transportation options are within walking distance as well.

Can I see a model home?

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.

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New applicants only; limit one resident per bedroom. Housing Agreement must be fully signed while this limited-time offer is in effect. The first regular rent installment and annual administrative fee are due August 1, 2021. Approved guarantor or alternate partial prepayment required. All agreements are subject to management approval under regular application policies. May not be combined with any other special offer.

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