We hope that you all had a fun and safe Thanksgiving break! With winter upon us, we just want to remind everyone to slow down while driving. With finals on December 14–20, we would like to invite you to come to our events to relax in the midst of your studying. The events will be held throughout the month. We would also like to wish everyone happy holidays and safe travels as you go home for winter break!

Maintenance Tips 

Holiday Tip: Before you leave for the holiday, please make sure that your heaters are turned on and set to 65 degrees to avoid pipes freezing.

Service Requests: Please make sure that you put in work orders for your apartment ASAP when you have identified a potential problem.

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

Reminders & Updates 

We have pet stations set up all around our community, so please use those when you’re walking your dog(s) around the property. Also, make sure your pet is registered through the front office, or we will have to enforce the rules and regulations of the lease. If you fail to clean up after your pets, they can be removed from the community due to noncompliance to this matter.

Rent is due on the 1st of every month, and we do give you a grace period until the 4th to pay. Rent is considered late on the 5th, and you will be charged a $65 late fee. On the 6th, you will start accruing $5/day late fees until rent is paid. If you have any questions concerning rent, please contact the front office at (775) 348-2005.

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 

Hot Chocolate Bar — Saturday, December 2 from 5–6:30 p.m. — Come down to the front office and enjoy making your own unique hot chocolate.

Egg Nog — Tuesday, December 5 from 6–7 p.m. — Come enjoy this fun social event. Craft your own special egg nog and get into the holiday spirit!

Cookie Bar — Friday, December 8 from noon–3 p.m. — Stop by the front office to decorate cookies of your choice.

Study Session and Ugly Sweater Contest — Sunday, December 10 from 5–8 p.m. — Prepare for finals by joining various study groups based on class type and majors. Study tips will be provided, and an ugly sweater contest will be held. The winner of the contest will receive a $50 gift card. Throughout the event, power snacks, such as granola bars and Gatorade, will be provided.

Create Your Own Finals Survival Kit — Tuesday, December 12 from 5–7 p.m. — Snacks and school supplies will be provided so you can create your own essential goody bag for finals.

December Birthday Celebrations — Wednesday, December 13 from 9 a.m.–6 p.m. — Stop by the front office to enjoy a sweet treat in celebration of December birthdays.

Let’s Wrap It Up — Friday, December 15 from 2–4 p.m. — Bring your presents to the front office where wrapping paper and supplies will be provided for you to use.

Finals Breakfast — Monday, December 18 from 7–9:30 a.m. — Come enjoy a quick breakfast before your take on your first final of the day. Get a quick bite to eat so you can be bright and ready!

Christmas Movie Night — Thursday, December 21 @ 6:30 p.m. — Come to the front office to enjoy this cozy and fun social event while enjoying a Christmas-themed movie with your neighbors!