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Baton Rouge Student Apartments FAQs

Where is Cadence located?

Cadence is located at 7801 Scenic Hwy., Baton Rouge, LA 70807 near Southern University.

How do I contact the Cadence leasing office?

Please contact us by visiting our office at the address listed above, or call us at (225) 694-1028.

What does it mean to have an individual lease?

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.

What is included in the rent?

Rent includes utilities (water, sewer, and trash pickup), extended cable, internet, washer and dryer, access to all amenities at Cadence, and a wonderful staff that is there to help you anytime you need them.

Do you have a roommate-matching system?

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

When is my rent due?

You have three installment payment options to pay the entire amount due under the lease: one installment, two installments, or 12 installments. If you choose to pay a single installment for the entire amount, that single installment is due August 1. If you choose to pay in two semester installments, those installments are due August 1 and January 1. If you choose to pay in 12 installments, the first installment is due on August 1 and the remaining 11 installments are due on the 1st of the next 11 months. Please note that these are all installment payment options and not monthly rent.

How do I pay my rent?

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

Do you allow pets?

Unfortunately, we do not allow pets at Cadence.

Is there insurance coverage in the event of a fire, theft, or natural causes? Does my lease provide coverage for my belongings?

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

What if I need to break my lease or don't return for the spring semester?

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

What if I need maintenance in my bedroom or apartment?

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.

What furniture is provided?

Cadence is fully furnished with a full-size bed, a large desk and a chair, and a dresser. The living area comes with a comfortable couch, a chair, a coffee table, an end table, a TV stand, and barstools. The kitchen comes fully equipped with energy-efficient appliances, a refrigerator, a dishwasher, and a washer and a dryer.

How do I receive mail and packages?

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

What do I need to bring to my new apartment?

We suggest that you bring:

  • Bedding for a full-size bed
  • Toiletries
  • Dishes/cookware
  • Decorations to make your new room feel like home

What kinds of events do you have at Cadence?

Cadence 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!

Are leases for families with children available?

Yes. The property’s policy is included here for family occupants with a child(ren) under the age of 18 who is domiciled with at least one parent, legal guardian, or another person having legal custody of the child under the age of 18; or the designee of such parent or other person having such custody, with written permission of such parent or other person. For family households with children, all household members age 18 or older must complete an application, and sign the lease as a resident. For family households with children under the age of 18, at least two people will be permitted to occupy a single bedroom. If a family household with children under the age of 18 requires additional occupancy per bedroom, additional occupants may be allowed on a case-by-case basis based on factors including, but not limited to, the size of the bedroom(s) and unit, age of the children, configuration of the unit, any physical limitations of the property, and local occupancy codes. If the child occupant reaches 18 years of age during the term of the lease, the lease will be allowed to complete its term, but renewal will only be offered in compliance with the occupancy policy as stated. Child occupants who are under 24 months at the time the lease is signed will not be counted under the occupancy policy for purposes of maximum occupancy but will be counted for subsequent leases if they reach the age of 24 months during the term of the lease. The landlord has the right to lease any empty bedroom(s). Families should contact the office directly regarding the application for family households, as this process varies from individual leasing and the required forms are not all available electronically.

What if I don't have a guarantor?

No guarantor? No problem. Cadence offers Leap as an option! Leap is a quick and easy process that fills in for a guarantor or parent co-signer. Leap’s application is free online and takes around five minutes to complete. You will get a conditional decision within 30 minutes during normal business hours. Click here to apply, or contact the office for more information.