Welcome back! We hope your winter break was awesome. We have a lot of events coming up this semester, so make sure you look out for those. Do you have a New Year’s resolution? We’d love to hear it! There will be a resolution board set up in the office so you can share your new goal.
Residents, please make sure you are disposing of your trash properly:
- Containers with bagged trash should be placed outside your front door between 5–7 p.m. Service will begin at 8 p.m.
- All trash must be in bags and securely tied.
- Only two bags will be picked up per evening.
- All boxes must be broken down and flattened.
If not complied with, the unit will receive one warning. If after the first warning the unit is again in violation, their container will be removed and/or a fine of $25 per bag will be issued to the unit.
Reminders & Updates
Office hours are Monday–Friday from 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday from 1–4 p.m.
Locked out of your apartment, neighbors being loud, or have an emergency? Please call the Community Assistant on call at (210) 570-5533. Available seven days a week!
Rent is due on the 1st of the month, and late fees will be applied on the 4th.
If you have any questions regarding the payment portal or about your account, please see Sylvia Sarzoza, our AGM, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any resident/roommate conflict-related issues, lounge reservation requests, and event idea submissions, please contact our Resident Director, Colton Cockrell, at email@example.com.
Written by Megan McCollum
You’ve conquered your final exams, spent time with family, and brought in the new year with friends. But now what? How do you ensure that you’ll be at the top of your game with a new course load when you’re so used to relaxing at home?
Here’s a hint: Start now. Buy your books, find your classrooms, spend some time cleaning your room and clearing your desk.
As the fall semester probably taught you, college flies by. There’s no time to slowly ease back into it — take a deep breath, prepare your mind, and dive in. Don’t just take it day by day; create a study schedule, make some friends and form a study group, and talk to your advisor and get to know them.
There are thousands of resources at your fingertips just waiting to be used. For example, places to study. Trying to focus in your bedroom with your roommates around and electronics everywhere is hard, so take advantage of your property’s clubhouses and study rooms, as well as places on campus.
Once you’ve found your perfect study place, it’s time to use the resources available to you. College students today rely on technology for almost everything, from textbooks to full online courses and online study materials. There are even some apps that can be used to help you study, such as iTunes U and Brainscape. If you aren’t using your cell phone to study, turn it off — social media will be there when you’re done, but your professor won’t wait around for you to learn.
If you find yourself procrastinating, take a deep breath, and ask yourself why this assignment is important. Don’t ask why you don’t want to do it; ask yourself what you will benefit from it. Ask yourself what you can learn, and why it’s meaningful.
Reward yourself with something you can truly withhold from yourself if you don’t complete the task. Offering yourself candy or saying you won’t go to that show if you don’t write your paper isn’t meaningful enough to motivate you. Find something you truly want, and when you reward yourself, notice how it feels.
Don’t settle for less. Don’t wait for things to just work out. Start now.
School Packs — January 9 from 4–6 p.m. — Stop by the office to pick up supplies for the spring semester.
Grocery Bingo — January 11 from 7–8 p.m. — Win some groceries while playing a fun game of bingo!
Grey’s Anatomy Watch Party — January 18 from 6–9 p.m. — Come eat some popcorn and watch a great show!
National Popcorn Day — January 19 — Tired of your boring popcorn? Come down to the clubhouse and we’ll show you how to spice it up!
Pet Fashion Show — January 22 from 8–10 p.m. — Show off how awesome your pet is and win prizes!
National Pie Day — January 23 from 6–7 p.m. — Come socialize and enjoy some pie.
Upgrade Your Ramen — January 29 from 6–7 p.m. — Want to learn how to make ramen taste a little better? Come down to the clubhouse and we’ll show you how!