FAQ

common questions about Lark

What is Lark in the Woods?

It’s a high-quality Tuscaloosa apartment community designed especially with University of Alabama students in mind. Lark features a variety of spacious, furnished apartments plus a full set of community features such as a luxury clubhouse and resort-style pool complex, all just minutes from campus.

Is Lark part of the University of Alabama?

Lark in the Woods is a privately owned and professionally managed community. Click here for more information about the management and ownership.

Can I live with friends, or can you match me with roommates?

You can select your roommate(s), or you can apply on your own and we can match you with other students. Applicants answer a short list of lifestyle questions to help in the matching process.

What are per-person contracts?

Instead of requiring all roommates to sign a joint lease, each person at Lark in the Woods has their own individual contract, with one person per bedroom. This means you are only responsible for paying for yourself — not your roommates. Even if a roommate moves out or other bedrooms in your apartment are empty, you only pay the rate for your bedroom.

What is included in the rate?

Each resident at Lark in the Woods pays a flat rate that includes:

  • Furnishings
  • High-speed Internet
  • Satellite TV
  • 50″ Smart HDTV in living room
  • Water/sewer, trash removal
  • Community features – fitness center, pool, etc.

What size are the apartments?

The spacious accommodations at Lark in the Woods are offered in multiple 2 and 3 bedroom floorplans, with a private bathroom for each bedroom.

Are the apartments furnished?

Yes, all apartments at Lark in the Woods have a furniture package that includes a full-size bed, dresser, desk and chair in each bedroom, plus a sofa, coffee table, bar stools, 50” Smart TV and entertainment stand in each living room. To see a sample of the furniture and other finishes, please visit our model residences.

When do the contracts start and end?

The standard term is August 10, 2019 to July 29, 2020, with payments made in 12 equal installments. Other alternate dates may be available; please inquire with our staff.

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes. Residents can pay online 24 hours per day, by credit card or ACH electronic checking. Lark in the Woods also offers automatic payment by either credit card or checking account — just fill out one page, one time and payments will be made automatically. Convenience fees apply for credit card and debit card payments.

Will my financial aid cover charges at Lark?

Your living costs at Lark in the Woods can be covered by financial aid, just like on-campus housing. Any available financial aid funds, after university charges are satisfied, are released to the student for non-institutional expenses, such as off-campus housing. These funds can be used to pay charges at Lark. Normal payment deadlines will continue to apply.

Is Lark open to non-students?

Nearly all the residents at Lark are students at the University of Alabama. The per-person contracts are also designed with students in mind. Nonetheless, Lark in the Woods is an Equal Opportunity housing provider and welcomes applications from non-students. Family members are welcome as well, subject to occupancy limits. Because of the need to match student roommates, non-students must apply together with enough roommates to fill the desired residence.

What kind of safety and security are provided?

Lark in the Woods has fire sprinklers, plus electronic locks and individually locking bedroom doors. Community courtesy patrols are provided at select times. Management staff are also on-site 24×7 and can be reached by a 24-hour phone number.

What are the policies on pets, smoking and guests?

Lark in the Woods is pet-friendly, subject to limits on animals and breeds. The community is smoke-free in all indoor areas. Guests are welcome at all times, subject to the consent of roommates and security considerations. Overnight guests are welcome, with limits on the number of days and guests.

Can I park my vehicle at Lark?

Lark in the Woods offers plenty of free parking for residents. Limited guest parking is also available at no charge.

What other transportation options will I have?

Lark in the Woods is served by a dedicated Crimson Ride shuttle bus route, running to and from campus every half hour from 7am – 9pm weekdays when school is in session during Fall and Spring semesters.

Can I see a model apartment?

Yes. Please request an appointment for a personal tour, or just stop by to see us and we’ll be happy to show you the community.