Most people are familiar with this saying. The sounds of birds, the smell of fresh flowers, and the occasional summer breezes fill the month of May. The month marks the end of spring and the beginning of summer. There is growing anticipation of outdoor activities and beach parties. Here’s a summary of May’s three most well known holidays and special days.

  • Mother’s Day: Mother’s Day is the most popular of the special days that occur in May. Celebrated on the second Sunday of the month, it’s a day to appreciate moms all around the world.
  • Memorial Day: Memorial Day falls on the last Monday of the month. Originally known as Decoration Day, it commemorates the U.S. soldiers who died in military service.
  • Cinco de Mayo: Cinco de Mayo is the celebration and observance of the Mexican culture. Traditions for this special day include traditional Mexican food, music, and dance. Cinco de Mayo is a historic time commemorating the victory of the Mexicans over the French during the battle of Puebla.


Five Minutes or Less Health Tip: Protect Your Skin  

Take a few minutes to protect your skin and help prevent diseases:

  • Put on sunscreen with sun protective factor (SPF) 15 or higher that protects against both ultraviolet A and B (UVA and UVB). Reapply sunscreen after swimming and excessive sweating.
  • Seek shade and consider wearing a wide-brimmed hat.
  • Cover up with clothing and sunglasses.
  • Avoid using tanning beds and sunlamps.
  • Put on insect repellent with DEET or Picardie to protect from mosquito and tick bites.


May’s Character Trait:

Gratitude — Feeling and expressing thankful appreciation for benefits received.



May is the month of:

  • Mother’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • National BBQ month


May Recipe:  Glazed Salmon with Broccoli Rice


  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1 head of broccoli, florets only, chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 4 pieces of skinless salmon fillet (1 1/4 pounds total)
  • 1 large red onion, cut into 1/4-inch-thick wedges
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Kosher salt and black pepper


  1. 1. Heat broiler. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and soy sauce. Set aside.
  2. 2. Cook the rice according to the package directions, stirring in the broccoli during the last three minutes.
  3. 3. Let the rice and broccoli stand off the heat until the broccoli is tender, about five minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  4. 4. Meanwhile, place the salmon and onion on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with the oil and season with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper.
  5. 5. Broil until the salmon is opaque throughout, eight to 10 minutes, spooning half the soy sauce glaze over the fish during the last two minutes of cooking.
  6. 6. Serve the salmon and onion with the rice and the remaining glaze.



May Your Summer Be the Best One Yet — Congratulations from Campus Advantage! 

As the academic year comes to an end, your management team and everyone here at Campus Advantage would like to congratulate you on a job well done. Being a successful college student or young professional takes a lot of effort, and you deserve credit for all of your hard work!

Over the past year, we hope you’ve taken advantage of all the opportunities that we’ve provided for you to connect with your neighbors, learn new skills, and stay on top of your academic game, as well as open your eyes to new perspectives and adventures.

Some of you may be graduating this year, some may be heading to summer classes. Maybe your hours will be spent at a summer internship or enjoying the sun on a vacation. Wherever your summer months take you, we want you to stay connected with us so we can continue to support you on your way. Consider taking the following steps to ensure your continued success as a resident of Campus Advantage:

  • If you’re going to be gone for a significant part of the summer, make sure to prepay or schedule online payments so you don’t miss rent deadlines. Also, communicate your long-term absence with the management office so we can keep a pulse on who will be around this summer.
  • Have some free time? We’ll still be hosting some great events throughout the summer, so make sure to join us for some fun!
  • If you’re looking for a quality job for the next academic year, stop by and talk to us in the management office about possible openings on our Community Assistant team! All current and future residents are encouraged to apply at our national recruiting page at
  • Finally, if you’re still on the fence about signing a lease for next year — don’t wait any longer! Spaces are going fast, and we want to make sure you’re able to call this community home for another year. Stop by and see us in the management office today to renew your lease or to get leasing information for a friend.

Cheers to the (almost) end of your semester, and good luck on any pending exams and projects you may have! Make sure to check out the calendar for events going on this month, and follow your community on social media to connect and fuel up for May.


Community Events Calendar

Taco Thursday in the Leasing Office — Thursday, May 5 from 1–3 p.m.

Temporary Tattoos in the Leasing Office — Friday, May 13, All Day

Feedback Friday in the Leasing Office — Friday, May 20, All Day

Tobin Lofts Sunday Funday at the Pool — Sunday, May 22 from noon–2 p.m.

Join Us as We Plant Our Tobin Garden— Wednesday, May 25 — More details coming soon

We’ll Be Grilling Out — Tuesday, May 31 from noon–1 p.m.