Your Questions, Answered

There are a lot of complexities when moving into a new apartment and community, which is why we’ve laid out everything you need to know to make your time at our student housing near the University of Chicago seamless and easy.


Make Your Move Easy

Start to see why life at our Vue53 Apartments is the best there is. It’s a location this close to campus that makes the choice easy, with a whole host of community amenities and a variety of floor plans that solidify your choice.

Want more? Our weekly resident events allow you to get to know other residents. Who knows, maybe you’ll become fast friends with those across the hall!


What does Individual Leasing mean?

Each resident signs their own lease for their specific bedroom. So, if a roommate moves out, the other residents are not responsible for that person’s rent. Please note that common areas are a shared space.

What are rental installments? Why is my rent not prorated?

A rental installment is a payment made as part of a series of payments. To simplify the billing process, the entire sum of the housing contract is divided into EQUAL installments. Instead of reducing the first installment and increasing the remaining installments, all installments are equal. These installments are factored into the start and end dates of the lease, including proration.

How do I pay my rent and when is it due?

Rent is due the first of each month and may be paid online by ACH, debit or credit card through the resident portal or by check or money order at the leasing office. NO CASH ACCEPTED. Convenience fees may be charged for online payments. Late fees vary by property. Refer to your Housing Contract for more information.


What if I need something repaired in my apartment?

Our onsite, professional maintenance team would be happy to help you. We will need some details so be prepared to provide specifics with your requests. You may submit a service request in the following ways:

Option 1: Enter a service request through the online resident portal.
Option 2: E‐mail your request to your community and a team member will enter a service request on your behalf.
Option 3: Visit or call the office during normal business hours and a team member will be happy to enter your service request. If it is after business hours, you are welcome to leave a message with an after-hours representative.
For Emergency Requests: A maintenance team member is on call 24/7 for emergency maintenance needs (i.e. door/window lock issues, major leaks, plumbing, no heat or AC during weather extremes, refrigerator not cooling, no electricity/gas/water, etc.). Please CALL the office at any time. If after business hours, an operator will assist you.


does vue53 offer affordable housing options?

Yes! Vue53 is proud to be an active participant in Chicago’s ARO (Affordable Requirements Ordinance) and CHA (Chicago Housing Authority) program. If you are interested in affordable housing options, we encourage you to contact our office at 312.471.1177 to inquire about availability. For detailed information on ARO, including rent amounts and income limits, please visit the official website HERE.

For CHA applicants the following items are needed when applying:

  • RTA packet
  • Completed Application including paid application fee


Question about income based housing?

The answer to income based housing will be here.


What should I bring to my new apartment?

While the furniture and appliances are included, below is a guide to help you with the personal belongings that you will need to provide:

COMMON AREA : Electronics and corresponding cords/adapters, décor, trash can, trash bags, pots and pans, plates, cups, eating/serving utensils, coffee maker. Cleaning/disinfecting supplies, dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent, etc.
BEDROOM : Linens, pillows, mattress pad, towels, toiletries, shower hooks and curtain, trash can, décor, electronics and corresponding cords/adapters, and anything else that makes you feel at home.