Loyola University Maryland

Student Life

Living at The Social at North Charles

Where is The Social at North Charles?

The Social at North Charles (formerly known as The Guilford) is located within walking distance of campus in a beautiful, dynamic community at 3900 N. Charles Street Baltimore. There website is: https://www.thesocialnorthcharles.com/. The Guilford is surrounded by wonderful neighbors and right down the street from a Barnes & Noble, Chipotle, Cold Stone Creamery, Subway, and many other fantastic shops and restaurants!

What is the difference in cost of living on campus and living at The Social at North Charles?

Living in The Social at North Charles will cost the same amount as living in an apartment on campus.

Will my financial aid cover living at The Social at North Charles?

Yes! Since the University has signed a master lease with The Social at North Charles, your financial aid package will be the same as if you were living on campus.

Will my roommates and I have to pay for utilities, cable, and internet?

No. You and your roommates will pay one flat fee, just as if you lived in a residence hall. All utilities, as well as cable and internet, will be functioning when you move in. Please note, there may be a few differences in the cable channel lineup that you receive on campus compared to living at The Social at North Charles. 

I have a car. Will I be able to park at The Social at North Charles and on campus?

Yes! If you have a car, you can park at Loyola and The Social at North Charles at a rate of $500. This is significantly less than the usual cost to park at The Social at North Charles.  On campus parking will include the Fitness and Aquatic Center and the 5104 York Road Lots. The Loyola shuttle will not serve The Social at North Charles.

What does an apartment at The Social at North Charles look like?

Each of the apartments that are being offered to Loyola students are 2 bedroom, 1-2 bathroom apartments that will house four people. You can see a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom floor plan here. Each apartment also has a full-size kitchen including a dishwasher.

What amenities are available at The Social at North Charles?

The Social at North Charles has amazing amenities including an elegant lobby, new study lounge with Wi-Fi, billiards and game tables, a 3,000-square-foot fitness center, a theater with a 96-inch projection screen, and a cozy library with a gorgeous fireplace. The community space continues outdoors with a sparkling rooftop pool, courtyard, grilling area, and gardening plots.

Safety is important to me. What safety measures can I expect at The Social at North Charles?

Each resident will be issued a key fob for entrance into The Social at North Charles and a brass key for entrance into their residence. The Social at North Charles also has a desk attendant available 24 hours a day for any questions or concerns from residents. If you have a car, you can park at Loyola and The Social at North Charles at the rate of $500. This is significantly less than the usual cost to park at The Social at North Charles.

Will I have to bring my own furniture?

Loyola will provide furniture at no additional cost. 

Do I have to leave my apartment during breaks like I do when I live on campus?

No! You are welcome to stay in your apartment for the full time of your contract and do not have to leave during University break periods.

Do I have to have a meal plan if I live at The Social at North Charles?

Yes. You will need to purchase a meal plan. However, students living at The Social at North Charles will have a modified plan of meal points, $675 per semester which is equivalent to $9 a day, 5 days a week.

What are the advantages to being a resident at The Social at North Charles through this special partnership with Loyola?

As a student in Loyola housing at The Social at North Charles, you enjoy all the amenities of The Social at North Charles, but without needing to pay a security deposit or sign and pay for a year-long lease. You can enjoy an apartment that is fully furnished with Loyola furniture. All utilities (including cable and internet) are included in the Loyola housing fee. A Loyola staff member will be on site, prepared to assist and support students in the Loyola housing there. And campus police provide support to students in Loyola housing at The Social at North Charles.

What do current Loyola students who live at The Social at North Charles have to say about their experience?

“I like the independence of living off campus while still having access to Loyola resources.”

“The overall lifestyle here is phenomenal!”

“Living in a real apartment alongside real adults helps prepare us for the real world without having all of the same responsibilities such as rent, utilities, etc.”

“Perfect hybrid living style between college living and the real world.”

What are the qualifications for applying?

Priority will be given to groups of four who are rising seniors. Each student’s conduct record will be taken into consideration and a lottery system will be used to determine which eligible groups will be housed at The Social at North Charles.

Since The Social at North Charles is different from the traditional residence halls, do all Loyola rules and expectations still apply to me?

While The Social at North Charles is not a traditional residence hall, it is considered Loyola housing so all the same rules and expectations do apply.  All students whether on or off campus are expected to abide by the Community Standards.

Living at The Social at North Charles sounds great! How do I apply?

An application can be found here. Priority applications were due by February 23rd, 2018.

How can I see an apartment at The Social at North Charles?

Visit The Social at North Charles at an Open House. Check your email for more information. Catch a shuttle from Newman and ride to The Social at North Charles, where you can tour the complex and visit one of the beautiful apartments.

Submit your Social at North Charles application