With Christmas right around the corner, we would like to wish you safe travels as you visit your families. We will still be hosting events through December, so be sure to come down and enjoy all the exciting things that we have to offer!

Maintenance Tips

Service Requests: We would like to give our maintenance crew a huge shoutout as they work very hard to get service requests completed in a 48-hour timeframe! Please make sure that you put in work orders for your apartment ASAP when you have identified a potential problem. You can submit service requests via your online portal, over the phone, or in the office. Our Community Assistants will gladly help with any issues you may be having.

After-Hours Requests: If it is after hours, please call the on-call number at (775) 770-4887, and the technician or Community Assistant that is on call will determine whether the work order is an emergency or not.

Reminders & Updates

Renewal season is upon us! Be sure to stop by the front office or email us at [email protected] to get your renewal offer sent directly to your email. Then, accept and sign your offer to secure your spot!

We’ll be showing A Christmas Story on December 17. This will be a catered food event, so be sure to grab your friends and join us in the front office starting at 4 p.m. to enjoy your Christmas at The Highlands.

If you have any roommate issues or concerns, please contact the front office and talk with our Resident Director, James, about what is going on. We are here to help you and your roommates have a great living experience at The Highlands.

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

DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater — Sunday, December 2 from noon–2 p.m. — Stop by the front office to create your very own ugly Christmas sweater. Bring your friends and roommates to create gifts for the holidays.

Christmas Wreaths — Tuesday, December 4 from 4–6 p.m. — Join us for Christmas wreath decorating. Come down and decorate your own wreath and create a festive holiday gift for friends and family!

Gingerbread Houses — Friday, December 7 from noon–2 p.m. — Come on down to create your gingerbread houses for the holidays. We’ll have a table set up with goodies and candy to create your gingerbread houses the way you want!

DIY Hot Chocolate Mason Jars — Sunday, December 9 from 2–4 p.m. — Stop by the clubhouse and create your very own mason jar filled with all sorts of goodies and candy for the holidays.

DIY Ornament Decorating — Tuesday, December 11 from 4–6 p.m. — Join us in the front office to create Christmas ornaments for your own trees or your trees at home with your families for the holiday break!

DIY Wrap It Up — Friday, December 14 from 4–6 p.m. — Got your gifts ready for the holidays but don’t know how to wrap them? Well, you’re in luck! At the clubhouse, we will provide wrapping paper, bows, and string to create the gifts you want for your friends and family for the holidays.

Door Decorating Contest — Sunday, December 16 from 10 a.m.–noon — We’ll be hosting a contest to see who can create the most festive door for the Christmas season. The deadline to enter the contest is December 10. Judging will start on December 16.

A Christmas Story — Monday, December 17 from 4–6 p.m. — Join us in the clubhouse to watch A Christmas Story while enjoying Chinese food for the full movie experience! So come down and bring your friends and roommates for this awesome experience.

DIY Crayon Art — Tuesday, December 18 from noon–2 p.m. — Stop by the clubhouse and create your very own crayon art design. We’ll have crayons to melt to blend colors together, or make your own design on a canvas!