October is our favorite month! Pumpkin spice is now available at every Starbucks. Also, be excited for Resident Appreciation Week, a spooky house, and other fun events planned for this creepy season. While the leaves are turning and the air is chilling, feel free to get cozy in the clubhouse, or enjoy an overnight cram session in our 24-hour study room.

Special Highlight

Moving out for the first time is EXCITING! But it will take you a while to get the hang of being completely on your own. Independence requires sacrificing luxuries, budgeting for the things you need and want, and maintaining a proper living space. A good rule of thumb is to live like your mother could come over for dinner at any moment.

Reminders and Updates

Stay posted for all of our events, and be excited for Resident Appreciation Week from October 7–11. We’ll also have a lot of spooky-themed events going on, so be excited. Our door decorating contest starts October 1! The winner will be announced on Halloween. Be sure to keep up with our social media to be part of our secret contest that will be happening on a random day this month. If you have any concerns, please remember the office is open for you.

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. October will be packed with events and a special Resident Appreciation Week, so be sure to look at the events section in this newsletter.

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 and would love to see you stay with us next year!

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.

Community Events Calendar

Door Decorating Contest — All Month — Decorate your front door, and the staff in the office will take a picture and we will all decide a winner!

Donuts and Monsters — October 7 @ 10 a.m. while supplies last — Come down to the office for an assortment of donuts and energy drinks for you to grab and go!

Spooky Grocery Bingo — October 8 @ 6:15 p.m. — Join us in the clubhouse to see if you have what it takes to win FREE groceries in our Halloween-themed grocery bingo.

Pet Paparazzi — All Day — Bring your furry friends to the pet area near the pool for a day dedicated to them! We’ll be taking photos and posting them on Instagram.

Pumpkin Painting with a Twist — October 10 from 5:30–6:30 p.m. — We’ll have a variety of mini and large pumpkins available for you to paint, and we’ll take photos of them to post on our social media.

Chili-ng with Tobin — October 11 from noon–2 p.m. — We’ll have a variety of chili options and toppings for you to choose from. There will also be a suggestion jar for you to let us know if you have any advice for future Tobin events.

Budget Boo Down — October 16 from 6:15–7:15 p.m. — Don’t let the stress of finding new ways to save money bring you down. We’ve joined forces with the CEO of Coin Counselor, Joshua Bridwell, to help you learn how to budget.

Spook Fest — October 18 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. — Join us in the clubhouse for a binge watch party of all the horror classics. You can also view our spooky open house as well as enjoy spooky-themed refreshments and food.

Happy Boo-Day — October 22, All Day — Do you have an October birthday? Stop by the office and decide which special spooky treat you would like to celebrate your big day.

What’s Pop’n Popcorn Bar — October 24 from 1:30–3:30 p.m. — We’ll have a variety of popcorn and many toppings for you to choose from.

What’s the Password? — October 29, All Day — Throughout the day, we’ll be posting random rhymes on our social media and around the community. If you can crack the code, you can win a prize. Up to 10 winners available.

Trick or Treat — October 31, All Day — Let’s celebrate Halloween with a candy bar in the office. Come dressed up as a student or as something spooky, but as long as we hear “trick or treat,” we will reward with candy.