It’s that time of year again — football season is here! We know it’s an exciting time of the year, and with that in mind, we want to remind you to be respectful of your neighbors around you. Also, remember that glass isn’t permitted at the pool, even during the many victory celebrations. Let’s go, Noles!

 

Maintenance Tips

  • Reminder: Your A/C can never be set to “off” or “on”. It should just be set on “auto”.
  • Don’t have your windows open while your A/C is running.
  • Make sure to empty the dryer lint trap before every cycle.
  • Place trash outside your door from 6–9 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
  • Pest control comes every Thursday, so place your work order accordingly.
  • Any discoloration in the ceiling should be reported immediately (this is a sign of a possible leak).

 

Reminders and Updates

Rent is due! Make sure you pay your installment before September 4 to avoid any late fees. This year, rent will be late on the 4th of the month. That means a late fee of $30 will be charged to your account on the 4th, and another $5 late fee will be added every day after.

 

Tips on Living with Roommates!

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’re 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

Back-to-School Supplies — September 4, All Day — Stop by the office and grab those expensive supplies on us. We’ll have paper, pens, pencils, note cards, and highlighters.

PB&J Day — September 6 from 2:30–5 p.m. — Make your own PB&J at our peanut butter and jelly sandwich bar. There will be different jellies, peanut butters, and some other special toppings.

Waffle Bar — September 9 from 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. — Make your own waffle for brunch, then get ready for the game.

Taco Tuesday — September 12 from 4–6 p.m. — Come by the office and make your own taco. We’ll have all the toppings, just bring your appetite.

Tie-Dye Event — September 14 from 4–6 p.m. — Stop by the clubhouse and take some time to make your own tie-dye shirts. Don’t worry, we’ll bring the supplies.

Board Game Night — September 20 from 5–7 p.m. — We’ll hold a poll for residents to pick two of their favorite board games to play at game night, and we’ll provide snacks and drinks.

Splish-Splash Back-to-School Bash — September 22 from 2–5 p.m. — You have almost made it through your first month, so come and have fun with a DJ and mock-a-ritas by the pool.

Sand Volleyball Tournament — September 30 from 2–6 p.m. — Torchlight’s first volleyball tournament winner takes all! Register your team in the office (four to six people per team).

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