As summer ends and fall begins, everything starts to change — transitioning from fun summer activities to welcoming back homework. This is the time to focus on what matters, which is getting an education. It may be tough and seem impossible, but anything is possible if you don’t give up.

Maintenance Tip

Never leave your clothes in the washer after the cycle is over. Be there a minute before the cycle ends to take them out. Not doing this can lead to your clothes smelling and the washer getting worn down.

Reminders and Updates

Stay posted for all of our events, and be sure to come out with your new friends/roommates. Also, a lot of new pets have been seen in the community. Make sure to stop by the office to register your pet so we can keep track of our furry friends. If an unregistered animal is found on site, you will have 24 hours to remove the animal or pay the $300 deposit and $25 pet rent. Thank you in advance!

Roommate 101

Perhaps one of the greatest advantages of living in a Campus Advantage community is the opportunity to live and work closely with all types of people. We know that living with roommates isn’t always easy, whether you moved in with friends or were matched up with new people. Either way, it’s perfectly normal to have the occasional roommate conflict, and there’s actually a lot to be gained from handling a difficult situation maturely and respectfully.

We want to make sure you have the tools to handle these situations should they arise, so check out the tips below to ensure you and your roommates have the best living experience possible this year:

  • Schedule a roommate meeting: Set up a time for all roommates to get together and have a proactive conversation about each person’s preferences and expectations when it comes to cleanliness, guests, sleeping/study times, the use of others belongings or food, etc.
  • Be open minded: You and your roommates may be very different, and that’s OK! Stay open minded and positive about your roommates’ views and experiences, and you may end up learning a lot about them and yourself in the process.
  • Give each other space: Even though your apartment is made for multiple people, everyone appreciates having space to themselves once in a while. Make sure you are sharing time in common areas and respecting each other’s privacy.
  • When in doubt, talk it out: Most problems can be solved by just talking through the issue before it gets out of hand. If something is seriously bugging you about one of your roommates, bring it to them in a mature one-on-one conversation before bringing in other roommates or escalating the situation. Passive-aggressive behaviors won’t help.
  • Divide responsibilities: While every roommate should commit to cleaning up after themselves, determine the best way to divide other responsibilities, such as taking out the trash, vacuuming, cleaning the kitchen, etc., to ensure everyone plays their part.
  • Use conflict resolution backup: While talking can usually fix an issue in its early stages, sometimes a more structured approach is necessary. If you’ve tried and feel your efforts aren’t helping resolve an issue between roommates, reach out to your Community Assistant or the management team to help you brainstorm options. The management team is trained and willing to help conduct a roommate mediation process, if necessary, but is also happy to provide you with tips and tools to handle it yourself.

We want you to have a successful living experience while at our community, but we know that living with roommates can mean an occasional difference of opinion. When roommates decide to communicate their expectations, listen and try to understand each other, and care about each other’s well-being — the many great memories you make will outweigh any small conflict you may have.

Community Events Calendar

Bark Bag Bake Sale — September 17 @ 2 p.m. while supplies last — Have a furry friend that needs some love? Join us at the pet area and buy goodies for you and your fur baby. All proceeds will be donated to building a dog park.

Tips and Tricks to Paying — September 19 from 4:30–6 p.m. — Never filled out a check in your life? Is the struggle of being an adult getting to you? Worry no more! Hosted by Josh Bridwell, he will give you the tips to filling out a check and the trick to paying your bills on time.

Resume or Ramen? — September 23 from 4–6 p.m. — Tired of being on the ramen diet? Let us help you build your resume for success. We’ll be giving you the guide to bring in a resume that will get you the job. Join us in the clubhouse for snacks and refreshments while we expand your resume.

Night with the Stars — September 26 @ 7 p.m. — Needing a night to relax and unwind? Join us in the clubhouse for a movie night staring Hollywood heartthrobs and a night filled with themed items to make one feel they were waking on the red carpet themselves.