Greetings, residents! How are your classes going? Remember, the decisions you make today will benefit you for the rest of this semester! One of those decisions may be where you will live next year. Prepare yourself for a big ADVENTURE! Our annual kickoff to lease renewal season is quickly approaching, and we’ll be having several events in our community this month to give you information on how to get a great deal by signing up early. Bottom line? We’re glad that you’re here, and we want to keep you here. Please share your concerns and questions about all things Tobin to [email protected]

College Students Ought to Know: How to Address Instructors

Some instructors prefer to be formal, while others are comfortable on a first name basis. Let the instructor set the tone. If no address is offered, ask instructors how they wish to be addressed. If you don’t know, always err on the side of the formality, as in “Professor So-and-so” or “Dr. So-and-so”. Just like everywhere else, flattery will get you everywhere.

Quote of the Month

Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need.”

Gillian Anderson

Important Holidays in October

  • Resident Appreciation Week at Tobin
  • Halloween
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Night Out

October Recipe: How to Be a Good Neighbor

Prep Time: 1 week
Cook Time: 30 days
Total Time: 12 months


  • 1 pound get to know their name
  • 6 tablespoons of friendly conversation
  • 1/4 cup of share a meal
  • 1 tablespoon of patience
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of communication


  1. Preheat your communication to 350 degrees. Spray the hallways with a generous amount of introductions, and get to know the names of the people around you.
  2. In a large bowl, combine a smile, a high-five, and a “what’s up?” Stir in the friendly communication until well combined. Press in the mix and set for one week.
  3. Sprinkle a little bit of patience as you consider the lifestyles of others around you. As students, we all come from different places, backgrounds, and beliefs. Let cool for 30 days and participate in activities around the community.
  4. Makes for 12 months of easy and fun living with your new neighbors.

Reminders & Updates

If you haven’t purchased your parking permit for the 2017–2018 school year, there’s still time! In order to purchase one, visit, go to “Is there parking available?”, and click on “Learn more”, which takes you to San Antonio College’s website. The fee is $150 for Alamo College students and $200 for non-Alamo College students. 

Happy October!

We hope you’ve had a good start to the semester! Everyone should be settled in by now and ready to take on the school year. 

Renewal rates and new lease rates are ready! Please stop by the front desk so we can answer any questions you have in regard to renewing your lease — we’re happy to help.

Get involved. Get ahead.

Did you know students who are involved outside of the classroom are more successful in their academic pursuits? If you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to find opportunities to get involved on campus and in the local community. Your campus’ student activities office is a great place to start to find out about clubs, organizations, and campus events. You can also connect with our team to find ways to get connected. Whether it’s the chess club or intramural football, or volunteering at a local shelter, we would love to help you find ways to get involved both at your Campus Advantage community and on campus.

How are we doing?

Have you filled out your resident satisfaction survey yet? Please take a moment to let us know how we’re doing and get a chance to win a $1,000 or $500 gift card! Simply visit We are always working to improve your experiences!