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2017 Graduate Student Housing Raffle | Feb 2 - April 5

Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets for the raffle.  We are in the process of contacting and verifying our winners and will announce soon!


WIN FREE HOUSING FOR A YEAR!

Graduate Student Life and Seven Springs Apartments are giving grads the opportunity to live rent-free for one year!

All you have to do is enter (and win) our raffle!

Grand Prize: One Year of Free Housing

Second Runner Up: 2 Tickets to our Cherry Blossom Cruise on April 8th

Third Runner(s) Up: $50 Terrapin Express Card

Ticket prices: 1 ticket for $10 or a bundle of 3 tickets for $25

Proceeds benefit graduate student fellowships and activities.

Graduate Student Housing Raffle FAQS

Q: How do I buy tickets?

A: Raffle tickets will be on sale online from Thursday, February 2 through Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - Get Yours Now!

Q: How much do tickets cost?

A: Tickets can be purchased for $10 each or in a bundle of three tickets for $25.

Q: Do I need to be a graduate student to win the grand prize?

A: The grand prize is available to students who will be enrolled graduate students during the 2017-2018 academic year. You must be a full-time or part-time enrolled graduate student in a degree-seeking program at the University of Maryland, College Park for the 2017-2018 academic year to be eligible to win the grand prize. This means that students who have applied or been admitted to the University are eligible to purchase tickets, but cannot win and redeem the prize unless they are able to become an enrolled student for the 2017-2018 academic year. If chosen as a winner, incoming students must show a valid admission letter as initial verification of student status. Please note that, this prize is non-transferable between parties, is only for the 2017-2018 leasing year, and is forfeited if the winner is not enrolled as a full- or part-time graduate student in a degree-seeking program at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Q: Do I need to be a graduate student to win the second and third place prize of Cherry Blossom Cruise Tickets and Terrapin Express Cards?

A: The second prize is available to students who are currently enrolled graduate students during the Spring 2017 semester.  You must be a full-time or part-time enrolled graduate student in a degree-seeking program at the University of Maryland, College Park to be eligible to win the prize of 2 tickets to the Cherry Blossom Cruise on Saturday, April 8, 2017 and the $50 Terrapin Express card.  This means that students who have applied or been admitted to the University are eligible to purchase tickets, but cannot win and redeem the second and third place prize unless they are able to become an enrolled student for the 2017-2018 academic year. If chosen as a winner, incoming students must show a valid admission letter as initial verification of student status. This prize is non-transferable and is forfeited if the winner is not enrolled as a full- or part-time graduate student in a degree-seeking program at the University of Maryland, College Park

Q: When and how will the prize winners be chosen?

A: The prize winners will be randomly selected on Thursday, April 6, 2017 and will be contacted by phone and email at that time.

Q: What will I win?

A: The grand prize winner will receive one rent-free lease for a (2) two bedroom (1) one bathroom apartment in the Seven Springs apartment complex for the 2017-2018 lease year, which includes the following:

  • Water, Gas, Electric, Trash pickup, and Parking
  • Access to Seven Springs amenities including an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, sand volleyball court, bicycle storage, shuttle bus, convenience store, restaurant, hair salon, several wifi hotspots, basketball court, walking and biking trail, hot coffee bar, daycare onsite.

The second and third place winners will each receive 2 tickets to the Cherry Blossom Cruise on Saturday April 8, 2017 and a Terrapin Express card valued at $50. 

Q: Will I need to complete an application (and will there be a fee)?

A:Yes, each household member must complete an application, and submit their ID and SSC. The application fee will be waived for the winner and the other that will reside with them.

Q: What will I be responsible for paying out of pocket?

A: Winner is responsible for the following:

  • Additional utilities including cable and internet costs
  • The security deposit and/or renters insurance. Total cost ranges from approximately $550-$750 for the lease year

  •  Fines or fees incurred due to damages, and any other costs that you might incur when you reside at Seven Springs (with the exception of items listed as part of the prize package)

  • Fitness Center fee-$100

Q: What are the lease dates?

A: The lease dates are August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018

Q: What is the maximum occupancy for the apartment?

 A: The prize of (2) two bedroom apartment allows for a maximum occupancy of (4) four individuals. All occupants over 18 years of age will have to complete a background check. All occupants’ names will be listed on the lease. The raffle winner is the primary lease holder. All occupants must abide by all lease rules and conditions set forth by Seven Springs and the management.

Q: Do I need to be a graduate student during the entire lease term?

A: Yes, you must be a full-time or part-time graduate student in a degree-seeking program at the University of Maryland, College Park during the length of this rental agreement, which runs from August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018. Please note that this prize is non-transferable, must be used during the 2017-2018 rental dates, and is forfeited if the winner is not enrolled as a full- or part-time graduate student in a degree seeking program at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Q: What if I am already a resident of Seven Springs and have already renewed my lease for 2017-2018?

A: If you are a current resident of Seven Springs you may still enter the raffle. If you are the winner, and are currently residing in Seven Springs, you may be subject to fees related to terminating your current lease.  For more information about your current lease and potential fees, please contact a representative from Seven Springs.

B. Winner will be required to complete a new application

Q: What if I have already signed a Seven Springs lease for 2017-2018, but am not a current resident there?

A: As long as the lease did not start, you will be able to cancel the current lease and sign the new one for the winning unit.

Q: Am I able to renew the lease after July 2018?

A: Yes, however you will need to requalify through the application process. Additionally, you will be responsible for all applicable rent and fees for the renewal year(s).

Q: Who will live in the other bedroom?

A: The raffle winner is the primary lease holder and may select up to (3) three additional occupants for the apartment. The prize of (2) two bedroom apartment allows for a maximum occupancy of (4) four individuals. All occupants over 18 years of age will have to complete a background check. All occupants’ names will be listed on the lease. The raffle winner is the primary lease holder. All occupants must abide by all lease rules and conditions set forth by Seven Springs and the management.

Q: Do you allow pets?

A: The unit is pet friendly with a weight restriction of 65lbs. Please contact Seven Springs for more information.

Q: Where can I find out more about Seven Springs?

A: http://ross-companies.com/properties/seven-springs-apartments-college-park/

Q: What are the full Terms and Conditions of this prize?

A: Terms and Conditions: As the winner you must abide by all rules and conditions set forth by Seven Springs and the management as indicated in the lease. The winner must be a full or part-time graduate student in a degree- seeking program at the University of Maryland, College Park for the 2017-2018 academic year and will be required to sign a lease with Seven Springs. This prize covers only the base rent, (which includes Water, Gas, Electric, Trash pickup, and Parking) and does not cover the security deposit and/or renters insurance, fines or fees incurred due to damages, and any other costs that you might incur when you reside at Seven Springs.  The prize is for the 2017-2018 lease year, which runs from August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018. This prize is non-transferrable and is forfeited if the winner is not enrolled as a full or part time graduate student in a degree seeking program at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Q: Who do I contact for more information?

A: If after reading the FAQs, you still have questions regarding the raffle, please email Graduate Student Life at gradstudentlife@umd.edu. You may also reach us through Facebook www.facebook.com/umdgsl.

For more information about Graduate Student Life visit  www.thestamp.umd.edu/GSL.