With the school year here, make sure you stay organized! A planner is a great way to make sure you reach all your deadlines, and it helps you plan ahead. Joining a study group is a great way to build relationships, and it allows you to learn from another perspective.

 

Special Highlight

  • Stop by the front office to ask about our upcoming volleyball tournament.
  • Happy birthday to all our September birthdays!
  • Make sure you check us out at all of the SHSU tailgates.

 

Reminders & Updates

  • Rent is due on the 1st of the month, and late fees will be applied on the 4th.
  • We’ve started construction on our new phase of 18 Seventy-Nine. Please avoid parking in no parking zones, and be aware of heavy machinery.
  • Locked out of your apartment after hours or have an emergency maintenance request? Call the office at (936) 436-0900 for help. For any outside emergencies, please call 911 immediately.
  • Please do not park under covered parking unless you are permitted to do so. If you would like covered parking, just stop by the office so we can assist you.
  • Need to put in a maintenance request? No problem. Just log in to your resident portal or stop by the front office.

 

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 Calendar

Serves Up — September 6 from 4–6 p.m. — Sign your team up for our volleyball tournament. Let’s see who has the best game!

Speed Friending — September 11 from 6–7:30 p.m. — New to the area? Join us for speed friending in the front office, and meet neighbors that can turn into friends!

Game Day — September 17 from 5–9 p.m. — Join us for barbecue and Sunday football! Don’t miss out on your game day!

The Hunt at 18 Seventy-Nine — September 21 from 5:30–6:30 p.m. — Think you have what it takes to win our scavenger hunt? Join us for a property-wide scavenger hunt to test your abilities!

Breakfast on the Go — September 26 from 9–10 a.m. — Grab some breakfast before you hit the books!