We hope everyone had a great move-in and is enjoying their new place! School is just around the corner, and we hope you all have a great year. We have a lot of exciting events to come this year, so be sure to keep an eye out on social media and your portal account for all the fun events.

Please join us for Bronco Bash Friday on September 8 from 3–7 p.m.

Enjoy the great upcoming weather!

 

Special Highlight

  • Please clean up after your pets! Not doing so will result in a fine.
  • Keep an eye out for our new shuttle that will be in service soon.
  • Smoking in your apartment is NOT allowed. Doing so can carry a fine of $100 per resident and lead to eviction with additional fines of $250 per resident. There is no smoking allowed in the lobby, clubhouse, stairwells, or within 30 feet of any entry door to the buildings.

Reminders & Updates

Office hours are Monday–Friday from 9 a.m.–7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m., and Sunday from noon–4 p.m.

Locked out of your apartment, neighbors being loud, or have an emergency? Please call the Community Assistant on call at (269) 344-7120 for any after-hours emergencies. Available seven days a week!

Rent is due on the 1st of the month, and late fees will be applied on the 5th when the office opens.

If you have any questions regarding the payment portal or about your account, please see Ricky Acosta, our Bookkeeper, or email him at [email protected].

For any event idea submissions or how you can become more involved in the community, please contact our Resident Director, Sabrina Pletner, at [email protected]

For any resident/roommate conflict-related issues, please contact our Resident Director, Sabrina Pletner, at [email protected] or our AGM, Joshua Reniger, at [email protected].

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

How Well Do You Know Your Roommate? — September 8 from 6–7 p.m.

Manicure Night — September 9 from 6–8 p.m. — Come down and release some stress from the first week of school.

9/11 Remembrance — September 11 @ noon

DIY Chalkboard — September 13

A Taste of Russia — September 15 from 3:30–5 p.m. — Come experience some of the great foods Russia has to offer.

Sweet Sushi — September 20 from 1–3 p.m. — Who doesn’t love dessert sushi?!

DIY Doormats — September 22 from 3:30–6 p.m. — Come down with your roommates and make a welcome mat.

Madden Tournament — September 25 from 6–8 p.m. — Come show us your Madden skills, and you could win some prizes.

Door Letters — September 27 from 4–6 p.m.