common questions about MUZE

What is MUZE?

It’s a top-quality Austin community designed especially with University of Texas students in mind. MUZE features a variety of spacious, furnished apartments plus a full set of community features such as a pool, fitness center, attached parking garage and more. All just minutes from campus, with great views too.

Is MUZE part of the University of Texas?

MUZE is a privately owned and professionally managed community. Click here for more information about ownership and management.

Can I live with friends, or can you match me with roommates?

You can select your roommate(s), or you can apply on your own and we can match you with other students. Applicants answer a short list of lifestyle questions to help in the matching process.

What are per-person contracts?

Instead of requiring all roommates to sign a joint lease, each person at MUZE has their own individual contract, with one person per bedroom. This means you are only responsible for paying for yourself — not your roommates. Even if a roommate moves out or other bedrooms in your apartment are empty, you only pay the rate for your bedroom.

What is included in the rate?

Each resident at MUZE pays a flat rate for 2020-21 that includes:

  • Furnishings
  • High-speed Internet
  • Electricity, water/sewer and trash disposal
  • Washer and dryer in each apartment
  • On-site courtesy officer
  • Community features – pool, fitness center, study lounge, etc.

What size are the apartments?

The spacious accommodations at MUZE range from studios to 4-bedroom apartments, with spaces for one through five residents. Private bedrooms and bathrooms are available.

Are the apartments furnished?

Yes, all apartments at MUZE have a furniture package that includes a bed, stackable dresser, desk and rolling chair for each resident, and a sofa, coffee table, entertainment stand, and flat-panel television in each living room. Kitchens in 2, 3, and 4-bedroom apartments are furnished with barstools at a bar, permanent island, or moveable island. Bed sizes are full XL in private bedrooms and twin XL in shared bedrooms. To see a sample of the furniture and other finishes, please visit our model apartment.

When do the contracts start and end?

The standard term is August 21, 2020 to July 29, 2021, with payments made in 12 equal installments.

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes. Residents can pay online 24 hours per day, by credit card or ACH electronic checking. MUZE offers automatic payment by either credit card or checking account — just fill out one page, one time and payments will be made automatically. Convenience fees apply for credit card and debit card payments.

Will my financial aid cover charges at MUZE?

Your living costs at MUZE can be covered by financial aid, just like on-campus housing. Any available financial aid funds, after university charges are satisfied, are released to the student for non-institutional expenses, such as off-campus housing. These funds can be used to pay charges at MUZE. Normal payment deadlines will continue to apply.

Is MUZE open to non-students?

Nearly all the residents at MUZE are students at the University of Texas. The per-person contracts are also designed with students in mind. Nonetheless, MUZE is an Equal Opportunity housing provider and welcomes applications from non-students. Family members are welcome as well, subject to occupancy limits. Because of the need to match student roommates, non-students must apply together with enough roommates to fill the desired residence.

What kind of safety and security are provided?

MUZE has a fire safety system with sprinklers, along with electronic locks plus individually locking bedroom doors. Community courtesy patrols are provided at select times. Management staff are also on-site 24×7 and can be reached by a 24-hour phone number.

What are the policies on pets, smoking and guests?

MUZE is pet-friendly in select apartments, with limits on number and breeds. The community is smoke-free. Guests are welcome at all times, subject to the consent of roommates and security considerations. Overnight guests are welcome, with limits on the number of days and guests.

Can I park my vehicle at MUZE?

MUZE offers optional attached garage parking spaces for an additional charge.

What other transportation options will I have?

MUZE is just two blocks west of the UT campus. Public transportation options are within walking distance as well.

Can I see a model apartment?

Yes. Please request an appointment for a personal tour, or just stop by to see us and we’ll be happy to show you the community.