Once you've created a list of all the essential apartment features for your ideal rental package, it's time to consider community amenities! For students, group leaders and other residents with a need for meeting space outside their home, apartments with a conference room can be a useful and convenient option.
What to Expect from Apartments with Conference Rooms
While each community will vary with scheduling requirements and rules, there are a few typical guidelines and features to expect from a community conference room. Typically located near the leasing office, one or several conference rooms may be available for free use by residents. These rooms are often furnished with tables and chairs, as well as a TV for hooking up laptops or other electronics. Some conference rooms will also offer projectors and screens. The size of the conference room will depend on the community – some may have two or three small rooms, while others may include a larger room for bigger meetings.
Many leasing offices require reservation of conference rooms to avoid overlapping events and to ensure they have a record of conference room use, especially if they provide electronics and other equipment within the room. The conference rooms may not be available while the leasing office is closed, so make sure to work this into your schedule when planning a meeting or event. You may be required to check out a key and return it by a certain time.
Benefits and Uses of Community Conference Rooms
For some residents, a quiet meeting room away from personal areas can encourage success and motivation away from distractions at home. If your cat or dog just won't let you study for an exam, or your neighbors are slightly louder than usual, you can use a smaller conference room in the clubhouse to focus with little to no interruption. These rooms are also perfect for study groups, especially if you are renting apartments near UCF and your friends can easily commute to join you. You can talk to your leasing office about regularly scheduling study groups throughout the semester once you have your school and exam schedule. As a bonus perk, many communities also offer free Wi-Fi, coffee and snack machines for a burst of energy while you cram. If you anticipate the need for printing or copy services, some communities offer business centers located near the conference rooms, saving you time and a trip to another copy center.
If you are self-employed or working remotely, a conference room nearby can be an excellent resource for business purposes. Even if you have space for meetings in your office building, a change of environment can be positive boost for the team. Apartments with conference rooms are a great choice for business lunches or longer retreats that help you and other employees break away from the typical routine. As long as the conference rooms are kept clean and used according to community rules, residents can find many ways to benefit from a group meeting space just a few feet away from home.