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Decorating Your Apartment!
Dec. 13th 2013 at 7:05 PM   |  Jackie Gaytan

Decorating your Apartment: Young America Style! 


Signing a lease for an apartment is half the fun of living on your own. After you’ve moved in and get settled in, the next best task is to start decorating! By just Googling “ways to decorate my apartment,” many websites pop up, such as On Pinterest you can find simple, cheap, do-it-yourself ways to decorate your Young America apartment. As a leasing agent, I receive many questions on how to correctly decorate an apartment. 


Can I hang things on the walls? If so, what should I use?
The answer is yes! Our other leasing agents and I enjoy showing apartments with the expressed personality of our tenants. If you would like to hang pictures or fixtures on your apartment walls, you must use nails or tacks. NO TAPE OR GUMMED STICKERS. They leave a residue on the walls that makes it more difficult to remove after you move out, and they may even peel the paint off the walls. By using nails or tacks, our maintenance crew is able to patch up the wall faster and more efficiently. 


Can I paint the walls? Or make any other permanent changes to the apartment?
For our current and future tenant’s sake you may not to paint the walls or make any other permanent changes, unless given prior permission from management or head of our maintenance department. After all, many are freshly painted for move-in. 


Does the apartment come furnished? Can I add my own furnishings?
For most of our student apartments,  the answer is yes to both of these questions. Most Young America apartments do come furnished. Depending on the apartment building and number of tenants, they will include a couch and chair, a coffee table, end table in the living room, and a bed, desk, and drawers/closet organizers in the bedrooms. 


What if I prefer to switch out the furniture Young America provides, with my own?
We allow our tenants to bring their own furniture to switch out with ours if they prefer.  I personally recommend (from experience), storing the unused furniture at home and bringing it back when it is time to move out.   Unfortunately, due to volume constraints, Young America is unable to store furniture for you, in the event you decide you do not have a use for some of the furniture we provide.  
Be sure to check out our Pinterest page for more fun and efficient ideas of how to decorate your apartment! Happy Decorating!

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For more information on how to decorate your Young America Apartment correctly please feel free to contact a Young America Leasing Agent at:
-    309-454-2338 or [email protected]

2023 Student Move Out Information

Unless your lease states otherwise, move out is May 13th, 2023!

All keys must be returned to our office no later than 12:00 PM.


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Student Move Out Information

Early Move In Information

Early Move In Day will occur on Monday, May 15th 2023 at the Circus Room in the Bone Student Center!


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Early Move In Information

24 Hours Left to Apply!

All Early Move In applications must be submitted by Friday, May 5th at 12:00 PM!


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Student Move In Occurs 6/7!

Student Move In will occur on Wednesday, June 7th, 2023!

(12 payment leases only)


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Student Move In

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Festival YA is Today!



Join us in celebrating the return to campus at Kensington Suites (216 W. Mulberry) from 11-3!


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Festival YA Coming Soon...

Join us on Tuesday, August 29th from 11AM-3PM at Kensington Suites (216 W. Mulberry) for Festival YA!


We will be giving away TONS of prizes, including... $750 CASH. 


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Renewal Period Is Here!

From September 1st to September 21st, Young America residents have the exclusive opportunity to renew their apartment for the 2024-25 school year!


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Open Leasing Coming Soon!

Leasing for the 2024-25 school year will open to the general public on Wednesday, October 4th!


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Offices Closed 11/23-11/25

Our Student and Residential offices will be closed Thursday, November 23rd through Saturday, November 25th for the holiday. We will re-open on Monday, November 29th at 8:30am!

Security Deposit Special!

$300 off your security deposit!*


*offer valid for approved applicants with no conditions. Must move in by 2/23/24.

Emergency Maintenance

With extreme cold expected today and throughout the week, please call 309-823-0179 if you are in need of emergency maintenance.


For all non-emergency maintenance, please login to your resident portal and submit a maintenance request.

Welcome Transfer Students!

Young America wishes you the best of luck as you start your new journey at ISU!


Please call 309-454-2338, or email [email protected], if you are still in need of housing for the 2024-25 school year!

Move Out is This Saturday!



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Early Move In Key Pickup

Early Move In key pickup begins today at the Bone Student Center!

Keys will be available to pick up from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM!


For Current YA Residents, keys can be picked up starting at 8:30 AM. For NEW YA Residents, keys can be picked up starting at 10:30 AM.

Move In Information

If you took an Early Move In, please be sure that you have submitted your Move In Inspection.


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2024 Move In Inspection

June 4th Move In

June Move-In will occur on Tuesday, June 4th at our student office located at 311 S. Main Street, Normal, IL.

Please refer to your 24-25 lease to verfiy your move in date.