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Step 2: What Do You Need?

Before You Begin, please Make sure you have the following items ready:

Photo ID

Acceptable forms of photo ID include Drivers License, Passport, or Government issued ID. Please provide a good quality image of your photo ID later in the application.

Good quality image

  • Centered, in-focus
  • No glare or shadows
  • Straight-down shot within photo frame

Poor quality image

  • Crooked, out-of-focus
  • Shadows across id
  • Angled shot

What: A guarantor is someone who signs the lease with you, and agrees to be financially responsible.

Why: This is required any time the resident does not have a job with sufficient income to afford the apartment on their own. Most students require a guarantor.

How: Please talk to them in advance so they aren’t surprised when we contact them. Then to enter your guarantor’s contact info on the application.

Proof of Enrollment

Students from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst College, Hampshire College, Smith College, and Mount Holyoke College are all welcome. Please download your proof of enrollment letter to be attached later in the application process.

Example of Enrollment Letter

Find your letter in SPIRE (Step 1)

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