Finals are almost here, so make sure you’re studying hard! We hope that you enjoy celebrating the holidays and that you all get some much-needed rest during the break. We’ll be having a few events in December, so be sure to keep up with our social media for reminders and updates. If you’re leaving for the break, be sure that your apartment is locked up. Have a wonderful break!

Special Highlight 

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

For any resident/roommate conflict-related issues, lounge reservation requests, and event idea submissions, please contact our Resident Director, Colton Cockrell, at

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 

Holiday Movie — December 4 from 8–10 p.m. — We’ll be showing a classic holiday movie with hot chocolate and cookies!

Mug Swap and Hot Chocolate Bar — December 5 from 4–6 p.m. — Bring a mug you wouldn’t mind swapping and come drink some hot chocolate!

Gingerbread Cookie Decorating Contest — December 7 from 6–7 p.m. — Decorate a cookie and you could win a prize just in time for the holidays!

Ugly Sweater Party — December 8 from 5–7 p.m. — Who has the best, or should we say ugliest, sweater? Either way, prizes will be given to the best sweaters!

Stocking Decorating — December 12 from 6–7 p.m. — Come down to the clubhouse and decorate your very own stocking!

Pancake Bar — December 18 from 8–10 a.m. — We’ll be serving pancakes bright and early! Make sure to stop by on your way to class or right when you get back!