Whether you’re returning for another year or new to our community, we could not be more thrilled to have you living here. As many of you know, Campus Advantage now manages our community, and many positive improvements are coming, including the Students First® Experience and our new brand, West & Wright! Please join us this month for our many fantastic events, which are great ways to meet your neighbors and make new friends.
Reminder: Ready to renew your lease for 2019? For a limited time, you can renew your lease at your current rate. Visit the office for more details.
Hurricane season is from June 1–November 30. We encourage you to monitor local news sources for up-to-date information as well as review the Hurricane Preparedness email that was sent earlier this month. Also, keep an eye out for important emails regarding weather updates.
Reminders and Updates
- Parking is NOT allowed in the retail spaces.
- The resident portal needs to be accessed from our website.
- We are now West & Wright! Checks and money orders need to be made out to West & Wright.
- Anyone caught damaging our signs or other parts of the building will be fined. This goes for jumping in the elevator, too. We can also criminally prosecute individuals for vandalizing, stealing, or tampering with fire and life safety signage and equipment.
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
CAs Explain It All with Ice Cream — September 17, building floors
The Real World: Resume Writing — September 20 at 6 p.m. in the clubroom
Greek Life Instagram Contest — September 21-30
Resident Appreciation Week — September 24-28
Breakfast On the Go — September 24 at 7:30 a.m. at the front desk
Taco Tuesday — September 25 at 5 p.m. in the clubroom
Self-Defense and Awareness Class — September 26 at 6 p.m. in the clubroom
Thirsty Thursday — Check social media on September 27 between 2-4 p.m.
Food Truck Friday — September 28 on Wright Street by the main entrance