It’s that time of year again! Time for tailgates and pumpkin spice lattes. Gotta love fall! Hope you make use of our game day shuttle.
Do you have any questions about something in your apartment? For questions on utility overages, please call Conservice at (866) 254-4577.
When adjusting your thermostat, make sure your fan is on the auto position; this will help reduce your utilities. You can push the hold button on your thermostat to keep the temperature constant. If something is broken, please feel free to contact us. Maintenance requests can be submitted online through your resident portal at http://studentlivingcolumbia.com/thedomainatcolumbia/residents. Please provide as much detail as possible to assist our maintenance techs in completing your work order as quickly as they can.
Just a friendly reminder that your next rent installment is due September 1. The late fee policy at The Domain at Columbia is $25 on the 5th of the month, and an additional $5 for every day it is late after the 5th.
Locked out of your apartment, neighbors being loud, or have an emergency? Please call Signal 88 for emergencies only! Just call (573) 234-3864, follow the prompt, and click for the courtesy officer.
Having internet or cable troubles? Call Airwave Networks at (877) 778-9283 to set up an appointment with one of their great technicians.
Be sure to check your calendars for the experiences planned this month! If you have any ideas for events you might like, please let your Community Assistant know.
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.
Love your Apartment Photo Contest — September 1 through September 9 — Now that your all moved in we’d love to see your beautiful apartment! Submit a photo of your apartment to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post it to our Facebook. The photo with the most liked will receive a $100 gift card. Hurry voting begins Sept. 4
Crafting Hacks — Sunday, September 3 from 2–4 p.m. — Have a ton of leftover boxes from moving in? Have no fear! Join CA Alex in the clubhouse to make use of those boxes with cool Pinterest hacks and save yourself money.
A Day of Remembrance: Honoring 9/11 — Monday, September 11 from 6–8 p.m. — Join us in the study room as we come together to remember the heroes and the fallen of 9/11 with a viewing of the film, World Trade Center. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.
Baking Bread Master Class — Monday, September 18 from 7–7:45 p.m. — Join CA Landen in 3000-106 (D1 model unit) for a master class on how to make the perfect loaf of bread! From making the dough to proving it, we’ll cover all those steps and even give you a taste of the final product.
Around-the-World Dinner — Wednesday, September 20 from 6–7 p.m. — Join us in the clubhouse to enjoy some simple dishes from countries around the world! Not only will you be able to taste these amazing dishes, but you’ll also receive a pamphlet with their amazing recipes.
National Chocolate Milk Day — Wednesday, September 27 from 3–4:30 p.m. — Got milk? Join us in the cyber cafe on National Chocolate Milk Day for a glass of cold refreshing milk and cookies!