December is finally here, which means two things: finals and holiday parties. Finals are going to be hard, but with some good old-fashioned studying and a strong cup of coffee, we know that you’ll knock them out of the park! We have a few events going on this month that will help you get in the holiday spirit as well as prepare for exams. We would love to see your beautiful faces, so please stop by when you’re not studying for finals!

Reminder: Spots are filling up fast, so if you would like another amazing year at The Davis, make sure you renew your lease at your earliest convenience.

Good luck with finals and happy holidays!

Maintenance Tips

If you have a maintenance emergency during the holidays, such as an overflowing toilet, leaking tub, no running water, or no heat/air, please call (252) 758-5551 and follow the directions to be forwarded to the on-call Community Assistant.

If you have a non-emergency maintenance issue, please visit or call the leasing office. During the holidays, when the office is closed, you can submit service requests online through your resident portal.

Reminders & Updates

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.

The leasing office will be closed December 24–25. If you are locked out of your apartment, have a noise complaint, or have a major maintenance issue during this time, please call (252) 758-5551. If there is an emergency or if you would like to report an incident, please call 911.

Winter break is near, and you might be leaving your apartment for a while to visit loved ones. If so, please consider the following tips before hopping in your car:

  • Unplug all electronics. This includes, but is not limited to, fans, electrical heaters, lamps, and TVs.
  • Clean your room and all common areas. Think about how nice it will be to come back to a fresh apartment!
  • Check your thermostat. Please leave your heat on and set to at least 65 degrees.
  • North Carolina typically has mild winters, but if temperatures are predicted to go below freezing, please keep your sink cabinets open and allow a small drip from all faucets. This will prevent your pipes from freezing.

Rent is due on the 1st of every month, and late fees are applied on the 6th at 9 a.m.

If you have any questions about your account balance or rent, please email our AGM, Dylan Wilbur, at [email protected].

If you have any questions about renewing your lease, please contact our Leasing Specialist, Amanda Reavis, at [email protected].

For any resident/roommate conflict-related issues or event idea submissions, please email our Resident Director, Sadie Carpenter, at [email protected].

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

Canned Food Drive — December 1–30 — Donate to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Whoever donates the most cans will receive a $15 gift card!

Finals Survival Kit — December 5–13 — Stop by the office and grab some study materials. Items will include, but are not limited to, Scantrons, pencils, Hershey’s Kisses, and gum.

Choc ‘N Nog — December 6 — Join us for some homemade hot chocolate and eggnog made by CA Austin!

Ugly Sweater Competition — December 8 — CA Danielle is ready to see who has the ugliest holiday sweater. Stop by the front office wearing your ugliest holiday sweater and compete with fellow residents for a gift card! Cookies and other treats will be provided.

Holiday PJ Party — Participate in a fun-filled night including your favorite holiday movie, Elf; themed games; a DIY ornament station; and cookies! Prizes will be given to the winner of the games. Pajamas are recommended.