Connection Huntsville SHSU
Information for Parents

Moving off campus is a rite of passage for most students– another step on their road to independence. At The Connection, our goal is to make that transition as easy as possible for you and your child.

Professional Management and Maintenance
The Connection offers professional on-site management and 24-hour emergency maintenance. Our staff lives and works on site and annually participates in extensive customer service training to make your student’s living experience a memorable one. 

Our local executive director is supported by skilled and experienced teams focused on resident services, maintenance, and residential life.

Residents who need assistance can meet with team members in the office or fill out work request forms online for added convenience.

Individual Leases & Financial Responsibility
At The Connection, we offer individual leases by the bedroom (not the unit). This is different from a traditional lease, and has one major benefit: You are never responsible for paying a roommate’s rent, even if they graduate or transfer.

As part of the lease agreement, The Connection requires each student to have a “Guarantor,” (a person 25 or older who is a resident of the U.S. that will vouch for the financial responsibility of the lease). If a Guarantor is not available, a prospective resident can qualify through the LEAP Program. For more information, click HERE.

All-Inclusive Living
Moving your child out on their own can be expensive. At The Connection, we support families with many student-friendly amenities included in the overall rental installment to help ease the financial burden.

There is no additional charge for:
  • Internet
  • Water
  • Cable TV
  • Furniture
  • Full-Size Washer/Dryer
  • Fitness Center
  • Computer Lab
  • Study Rooms
  • Printing
  • Tanning
  • Shuttle to Campus
  • Monthly Social Events
The only amenity your child is responsible for is electricity, which is provided by Entergy, and will be attached to the rent charge each month.

Safety & Security
The safety and security of residents is our number one priority at The Connection. That’s why we offer secured windows, keyed apartment doors, bedroom doors, after-hour security patrol and community assistants who are on call and live on site. A Huntsville police officer also lives on site to provide additional security.

Residential Life
The Connection 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 events hosted by our team of dedicated community assistants and managers.

Charitable activities have included toy and food drives. Educational activities could include everything from skin cancer awareness to tutoring support. And The Connection regularly offers popular social events such as Pinterest parties, watch parties, breakfast-on-the-go, and other fun ways to meet new friends and create lasting college memories.

Community Assistants
Every year, many students vie for the opportunity to become a Connection 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. CAs contact residents weekly, and assist them with everything from how to use appliances to roommate problem-solving.

The position provides students with valuable resume-building experience through their work as a community leader, problem solver, event planner, sales associate, and friend.

The Connection hires approximately 10 CAs a year who are paid at an hourly rate.

Pierce Education Properties

The Connection is owned 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 approximately 12,500 beds of upscale, purpose-built, off-campus student apartment communities serving students and universities throughout the U.S.