We want your college student to be successful throughout their career at Iowa State. They need a good foundation and support to gain this success. At Copper Beech Ames, we want to help support their productivity by giving them a fully equipped computer lab and individual study rooms at their fingertips. We want to keep them healthy with an on-site state-of-the-art fitness center. Copper Beech Ames meets every need that your student will have while in college so they can achieve what they came here for in an enjoyable atmosphere.
Individual leasing means peace of mind for you. Your financial responsibility is only for your student’s space unlike many apartments or rental houses where a joint lease is signed. If a roommate transfers to another school or moves out of Copper Beech Ames for any reason, you do not have to worry about having to cover their portion of rent. This is just another reason why Copper Beech Ames is your student’s best housing option!
On-site Professional Staff
Our maintenance staff will respond to your student’s maintenance issues quickly and professionally. Copper Beech Ames offers 24-hour emergency maintenance as well so that your student’s comfort is not affected.
Affordable Floor Plans
Copper Beech Ames has 5 spacious floor plan options so they will easily be able to find one to suit their needs. We have one through four bedroom townhomes. They each have their own bedroom and bathroom.
Each student will have a full-sized bed, dresser, desk, desk chair, and end table. The living area come with a couch, sofa chair, ottoman, and end table. The kitchen comes fully equipped with energy efficient appliances, a refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, microwave, oven/stove, table and chairs, and a washer and dryer.
If your student does not have a roommate in mind, we can find them one! Each roommate will fill out a Roommate Matching form so that we know what they are looking for in a roommate. During the summer, we spend weeks looking at these preferences and matching them up with the best person we can find!
Resident Events to Keep Students Involved
While the main focus of your student’s college career will be about graduating and getting a fulfilling job, they also need to have fun along the way. At Copper Beech Ames, your student will create life-long relationships and connections that will make them even more successful. Our great staff plans monthly resident events to get them involved. These events range from pizza parties to karaoke nights, from resume building classes to gaming tournaments. We will also keep our residents connected to events going on at Iowa State, as well as events happening around town so they don’t miss anything! We want your student to succeed, and that’s why we thought of them while designing Copper Beech Ames as a Living-Learning environment!
Frequently Asked Questions
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?
Copper Beech Ames rent includes: furniture, utilities (water and sewer), cable & internet package, appliances, washer & dryer in unit, and $25 per electricity credit per occupied room per month.
Do you have a roommate matching system?
Yes, we offer a roommate matching system. If you don’t have anyone in mind that you would like to live with, let us match you up with someone! There is a Roommate Matching Sheet that 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?
Rent is always due the 1st of each month. Our lease agreement is set up in a 12 month installment plan as traditional leases start August 1st and end the following year on July 31st. The initial installment on this lease is due August 1st and the final installment is due July 1st.
How do I pay my rent?
We accept payment via check, money order, or through the online system.
Do you allow pets?
Yes, pets are allowed at Copper Beech Ames.
Is there insurance coverage in the event of a fire, theft or natural causes? Does my lease provide coverage for my belongings?
Copper Beech Ames’s insurance will not cover your personal belongings. We suggest getting renter’s 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?
Copper Beech Ames’s lease is binding and cannot be broken. If you cannot live at Copper Beech Ames 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 maintenace emergency, please call 515-233-3271 immediately.
What furniture is provided?
Copper Beech Ames is fully furnished with a full-sized bed, desk and chair, nightstand and dresser. The living area comes with a couch, sofa chair, ottoman, and side table. The kitchen comes fully equipped with energy efficient applicances, a refridgerator with an icemaker, table & chairs, dishwasher, stove/oven, microwave and washer &dryer in unit.
How do I receive mail and packages?
Your mail will be delivered to your apartment’s mailbox located on Copper Beech Ames property.
What do I need to bring to my new apartment?
We suggest that you bring:
Bedding for a full-sized bed
Shower rod & curtian
Decorations to make your new room feel like home!
What kinds of events do you have at Copper Beech Ames?
Copper Beech Ames 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!