So 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 “just where will I live next year?” Prepare yourself, because OC’TOBIN’FEST is coming! 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 are here, and we want to keep you here. Please share your concerns and questions about all things Tobin to [email protected]


Special Highlight: 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 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 of 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 2016–2017 school year, there’s still time! In order to purchase one, visit, go to the Residence Services tab at the top of the page, and click on “Parking Permit”, which will take you to San Antonio College’s website. The fee is $150 for Alamo College students and $200 for non-Alamo College students.


Happy Fall!

We hope your academic year is off to a great start! Did you know research shows that those 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. 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 and connected both at your Campus Advantage community and on campus.

Campus Advantage is also a national partner with Relay For Life, the largest worldwide fundraising initiative to support cancer research, survivors, and their families. If you would be interested in participating in your community’s Relay For Life team, please let us know. So far, with the help of our residents, we’ve raised $200,000 for Relay For Life!

Whatever you choose, we encourage and challenge you to get involved, stay active, and give back! Please let us know what we can do to support your experience.


Community Events:


Grocery Trivia

National Night Out

Breakfast on the Go

Sweet Social

Fit & Fun

First Class Fest

“Tobin Scholars” Discount