As the semester comes to an end and you start preparing for final exams, we want you to know we have your back! We’ve planned a few activities to help ease any stress exams may bring. We’ll be providing a study area with everything you might need to help you get through exams, as well as other events to help alleviate the pressure that finals put on you. Stop in and see us during these events, but if we don’t see you, have a safe and happy holiday season! We’re looking forward to an amazing 2018!
A reminder from our awesome maintenance team: Please leave your heat set to at least 65 degrees before leaving for winter break. This will prevent the pipes from freezing over and bursting as it gets colder. If pipes burst over break and no one is there to report it, there may be significant water damage caused to your apartment and personal belongings.
Reminders & Updates
Congratulations to all of our residents graduating this semester! We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.
Haven’t renewed your lease yet? Stop in and see us about renewing. The deadline was November 30, but we still may be able to renew you in your same unit or discuss transferring.
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!
Finals Week Lounge — December 11–15 — We’re turning the clubhouse into a study zone packed with everything you might need while studying to ace your finals! Snacks, pens, notecards — we’ll have them all!
Finals Week Massages — Dates and time TBD — Stressed with finals? Come de-stress with a free massage in the clubhouse.
De-stress Before Your Test — Dates and time TBD — Come down to the clubhouse and make stress balls with your favorite CAs! The resident with the best decorated stress ball will receive a prize.
We’ll also send more information on some surprise holiday events in the near future!