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 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 submit your service request as soon as you identify an issue in your apartment. 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, just accept and sign your offer to secure your spot! If you are traveling this holiday season, we would like to wish you safe travels, merry Christmas, and happy new year! Also, please make sure your apartment thermostat is set to 65 degrees to keep pipes from freezing. If you have any roommate issues or concerns, please contact the front office and talk with our Resident Director about what is going on. We are here to help you and your roommates have a great living experience here 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 Hot Chocolate Mason Jars — Monday, December 2 from 4–6 p.m. — Stop by the clubhouse and create your very own mason jar filled with all sorts of goodies and candy for the holidays.

Block Christmas — Tuesday, December 3 from 9–11 a.m. — Come to our block decorating event to make Christmas trees and all Christmas decorations!

Stocking and Ornament Decorating — Thursday, December 5 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 Winter Wreaths — Friday, December 6 from 4–6 p.m. — Come decorate your own wreath and create a festive holiday gift for friends and family!

Madden Tournament — Saturday, December 7 from noon–4 p.m. — Show off your Madden skills by battling some of your fellow residents and the staff for nice a little prize!

Gingerbread House Contest — Monday, December 9 from 4–6 p.m. — Create your gingerbread house for the holidays. We will have a table set up with goodies and candy so you can make your gingerbread house the way you want!

Finally Finals — Tuesday, December 10 from 9 a.m.–6 p.m. — We will be giving out Scantrons so you have all the tools to be successful during finals week! Good luck!

Wrap It Up — Thursday, December 12 from 6–8 p.m. — Got your gifts ready for the holidays but don’t know how to wrap them? Well, you’re in luck. We’ll have wrapping paper, bows, and string in the clubhouse so you can wrap your gifts for your friends and family.

A Christmas Story — Wednesday, December 18 from 4–6 p.m. — Bring your friends and roommates to the clubhouse to watch A Christmas Story and enjoy Chinese food for the full movie experience!