Peace of Mind
At Gather, our number one priority is to provide an environment where our residents can thrive. We design our properties with the focus and intention of supporting a well-balanced lifestyle for your student.
- 24/7 front desk
- On-site management patrol
- State-of-the-art fitness center to support physical & emotional well-being
- Private & public work spaces to encourage strong study habits
- Social lounges designed to build community
- 24-hour emergency maintenance
- Key fob access to resident spaces
- Security cameras throughout
- Individual Leasing ensures responsibility for only your own portion of rent
- Monthly community events to build meaningful connections
- Roommate matching services
- Private shuttle bus Service
- On-site leasing staff
- 24/7 Amazon lockers for package retrieval
Rest assured knowing that our residents are our top concern. On-site cameras are installed throughout the property, key-fob access is required for parking garage, front doors and amenities, and on-site management patrols the property. Our maintenance staff responds to maintenance issues quickly and professionally
At Gather, we focus on wellness for all of our residents. Gather properties are fully-equipped with both private and public study rooms as well as indoor and outdoor lounges for varied activities. We understand the importance of play, exercise and relaxation in order to balance work and studies.
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 Gather Illinois for any reason, you do not have to worry about having to cover their portion of rent. This is just another reason why Gather Illinois is your student’s best housing option!
If your student does not have a roommate in mind, we can help. Each resident looking for a roommate fills out a Roommate Matching form on the application. During the summer, we spend weeks looking at these preferences and matching them up with the best person we can find!
It’s all in our name. At Gather, we build thriving communities. Our committed staff works hard to plan monthly resident events, from pizza parties to karaoke nights, from resume building to gaming tournaments. Our creativity is limitless and our residents love to get involved. We focus on empowering connections to fuel a successful living-learning environment
Our Commitment to Cleanliness
As things continue to change, our community is monitoring the CDC as well as state and local guidelines for direction on face masks, social distancing, and cleaning protocols. The current CDC mask guidance can be found here. We remain committed to maintaining cleaning protocols for common area spaces and vacant apartments prior to move-in.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Gather Illinois rent includes: Internet, cable, water, sewer, electric*, trash & recycling, washer & dryer, shuttle service, and access to all of Gather Illinois’ amenities, and a wonderful staff that is there to help you anytime you need them.
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.
You have three installment payment options to pay the entire amount due under the lease – one installment, two installments, or twelve installments. If you choose to pay a single installment for the entire amount, that single installment is due August 1. If you choose to pay in two semester installments, those installments are due August 1 and January 1. If you choose to pay in twelve installments, the first installment is due on August 1 and the remaining eleven installments are due on the 1st of the next eleven months. Please note that these are all installment payment options and not monthly rent.
We accept payment via check, money order, or through the online system.
Gather Illinois provide private shuttle bus for residents, there are MTD bus stops across the street from Gather as well.
Yes, we do. We have an onsite dog park as well!
Gather Illinois’ insurance will not cover your personal belongings. We require you getting renter’s insurance for this reason. It is generally inexpensive and will cover your personal belongings if something were to happen.
Gather Illinois’ lease is binding and cannot be broken. If you cannot live at Gather Illinois after signing your lease, you will need to re-let. Please call the leasing office for information on re-letting.
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 emergency, please notify the front office immediately.
Gather Illinois comes fully equipped with energy efficient appliances, a refrigerator, full size oven*, microwave, dishwasher in the kitchen. In the living room, we provide couch, coffee table, side table, side chair, ceiling fan, TV, entertainment stand, washer and dryer*. In the bedroom, we provide a full size bed, dressers, closet/wardrobe, desk with built-in white board, chair. All furniture is custom designed, please call office for more details.
Your mail will be delivered to your apartment’s mailbox located on Gather Illinois’ property. Amazon Hub lockers will be provided for 24/7 package retrieval.
We suggest that you bring bedding, toiletries, dishes/cookware, and decorations to make your new apartment feel like home!
Gather Illinois 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!
Yes. The property’s policy is included here for family occupants with a child(ren) under the age of eighteen (18) who is domiciled with (i) at least one parent, legal guardian, or another person having legal custody of the child under the age of eighteen, or (ii) the designee of such parent or other person having such custody, with written permission of such parent or other person. For family households with children, all household members age eighteen (18) or older must: (A) complete an application, and (B) sign the lease as a Resident. For family households with children under the age of eighteen (18), at least two (2) people will be permitted to occupy a single bedroom. If a family household with children under the age of eighteen (18) requires additional occupancy per bedroom, additional occupants may be allowed on a case-by-case basis based on factors including, but not limited to, the size of the bedroom(s) and unit, age of the children, configuration of the unit, any physical limitations of the property, and local occupancy codes. If the child occupant reaches eighteen (18) years of age during the term of the lease, the lease will be allowed to complete its term, but renewal will only be offered in compliance with the occupancy policy as stated. Child occupants who are under twenty-four (24) months at the time the lease is signed will not be counted under the occupancy policy for purposes of maximum occupancy but will be counted for subsequent leases if they reach the age of twenty-four (24) months during the term of the lease. The Landlord has the right to lease any empty bedroom(s). Families should contact the office directly regarding the application for family households, as this process varies from individual leasing and the required forms are not all available electronically.