We hope your semester is off to a great start! To ensure you have a successful semester, follow a few of these helpful tips. Study in groups; dividing and conquering is an effective way to make sure you understand the material. Sleep; a tired mind is a slow mind. Get enough sleep, and watch your GPA rise. Alternate study spaces; studies suggest that alternating study spaces is a more effective way to retain information. Don’t forget, the study lounge is available for reservation! Call the office to reserve.
Football season is here, and we can’t wait to cheer on our Pirates! The first home football game is September 2. The Pirates will take on the James Madison Dukes at 6 p.m.
- Office hours are Monday–Friday from 9 a.m.–7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday from noon–4 p.m.
- Rent is due on the 1st and considered late on the 6th. At this time, a 5% late fee will be charged.
- To place a maintenance request, log in to your resident portal at livethedavis.com. Completely fill out the service request, and be as specific as you can for more prompt service.
- For assistance after hours, call (252) 758-5551 to reach the on-call Community Assistant.
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.
Pizza’hoy Scavenger Hunt — September 5 — In celebration of National Cheese Pizza Day, The Davis will be hiding stickers around the property. The resident who finds the most will win a Pizza Hut gift card!
Better Breakfast on the Go — September 12 — Start your morning off right with a healthy breakfast in the clubhouse!
Group Fitness Class — September 13 — Participate in a cardio-based workout led by Title Boxing Club instructors!
Movie Night — September 19 — Lounge outdoors while watching a movie! Snacks will be provided.
Nightfall Volleyball — September 21 — Sign up for an after-dark volleyball game. The sand volleyball court will be set up to glow in the dark!