Greetings to all of our wonderful residents! Now that fall has come and gone and you’re all gearing up for final exams, remember to take some time to breathe in between your studies. You’ve all been so great this year, and we have a variety of fun activities and delicious treats to keep you happy and ready to knockout your exams. Stay tuned to our social media pages to find out what’s next, or drop into the office to check out the event calendars we’ve set out for you. Remember: You’ve been doing great so far, so let’s give this semester one final push before its time to enjoy your much-needed winter break! Happy holidays, everybody!

Maintenance Tips 

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and we know it might be tempting to string some decorative lights around your apartment, or even set up a Christmas tree for a nice holiday feel. Just make sure that you remember to unplug everything before you leave the room this holiday season. You might not know it, but even if lights are off, they’re still consuming electricity! Give yourself and your roommates the gift of a low utility bill.

Reminders & Updates 

You might be wondering why you aren’t receiving any of the texts that we send out to everyone to let you know about our latest sweet treats or fun-filled events. That may be because we don’t have your number! Make sure to drop by the office and update your contact information with us so you never miss out on all the great times we have at Tobin.

Tips to Help You Through Finals Week

The time that you’ve been dreading all semester is here: final exams. This is a very stressful time for everyone, so remember to take a minute just for you.

Studies have shown that when you take one minute just for yourself every 30 minutes, your grades will improve. Cramming has proven not to work because you’re stressed, exhausted, and less likely to absorb everything that you’re trying to learn. Taking a minute just for you will allow you to breathe and reset your mind as you continue to study.

After your minute, make sure to take 10 more minutes to review what you’ve learned, and then 20 more minutes of new information before you take another break.

Just thinking about final exams gets stressful, so make sure to breathe and prepare the right way. Whether you’re writing papers, presenting, or taking an exam, preparation is the best way to get an A.

Here are some professor-approved study tips:

  • Drink water, not soda or energy drinks.
  • Eat fruits and veggies to give you natural energy.
  • Turn your phone off as you study to lessen distractions.
  • Find a study partner so you can quiz each other.
  • Use the on-campus tutoring centers or peer-led groups.
  • Talk to your professors! It shows that you care and are trying to do well.
  • Make sure to eat a good breakfast the day of your exam. It truly is the most important meal of the day.

As a member of the Campus Advantage team, we want to do all we can to help you succeed! Make sure to stop by your local front office to see what resources or events they have to help you during this stressful week. We know that all of you are going to do amazing on your final exams!

Community Events 

Season of Deals!

It may only be December, but the clock is ticking on your chance to renew your lease at Tobin! If you’re loving your stay here and want to continue to be here after the summer, we have some amazing specials going on at the office — while supplies last! Space is filling up quick, so make sure you get on these deals before they’re all out.

If you have any friends that are looking to move away from home for the spring term, why not also spread the holiday cheer and recommend Tobin Lofts to them? We’ve got a fantastic referral special — that means when you refer your friends, everyone wins!