2018 has officially arrived! Let’s make this year the best one yet. January is the month to set the precedent for the rest of the year. Start it off right by bettering yourself. If your goal is to get in shape, check out our 24-hour fitness center. If your goal is to make better grades, check out our 24-hour business center. If your goal is to break out of your shell and meet more people, participate in our monthly events to get to know your neighbors. Whatever your goal, we at The Davis are here to support you and your ambitions.
If you have a maintenance emergency, 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. 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 January 1 and have shorter hours on January 15 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 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 will extend through the first week of January, and you might be visiting loved ones during this time. If so, please consider the following tips to keep your apartment safe:
- 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 or a maximum of 72 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, Dillon Wilbur, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about renewing your lease, please contact Ginny Merrill, our Leasing Specialist, at email@example.com.
For any resident/roommate conflict-related issues or event idea submissions, please email Sadie Carpenter, our Resident Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written by Megan McCollum
You’ve conquered your final exams, spent time with family, and brought in the new year with friends. But now what? How do you ensure that you’ll be at the top of your game with a new course load when you’re so used to relaxing at home?
Here’s a hint: Start now. Buy your books, find your classrooms, spend some time cleaning your room and clearing your desk.
As the fall semester probably taught you, college flies by. There’s no time to slowly ease back into it — take a deep breath, prepare your mind, and dive in. Don’t just take it day by day; create a study schedule, make some friends and form a study group, and talk to your advisor and get to know them.
There are thousands of resources at your fingertips just waiting to be used. For example, places to study. Trying to focus in your bedroom with your roommates around and electronics everywhere is hard, so take advantage of your property’s clubhouses and study rooms, as well as places on campus.
Once you’ve found your perfect study place, it’s time to use the resources available to you. College students today rely on technology for almost everything, from textbooks to full online courses and online study materials. There are even some apps that can be used to help you study, such as iTunes U and Brainscape. If you aren’t using your cell phone to study, turn it off — social media will be there when you’re done, but your professor won’t wait around for you to learn.
If you find yourself procrastinating, take a deep breath, and ask yourself why this assignment is important. Don’t ask why you don’t want to do it; ask yourself what you will benefit from it. Ask yourself what you can learn, and why it’s meaningful.
Reward yourself with something you can truly withhold from yourself if you don’t complete the task. Offering yourself candy or saying you won’t go to that show if you don’t write your paper isn’t meaningful enough to motivate you. Find something you truly want, and when you reward yourself, notice how it feels.
Don’t settle for less. Don’t wait for things to just work out. Start now.
College Edition First Aid Kit — January 12 (All Day) — January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. To celebrate, we’re giving away college first aid kits! These kits will include condoms, safe sex tips, candy, and ECU’s Student Health Services info.
Jam Out with CA Austin — January 18 @ 7 p.m. — Do you play an instrument or have an appreciation of music? Stop by the clubhouse to join the fun. CA Austin will be hosting a jam session to celebrate all of our talented residents.
Pie Day — January 23 @ 2 p.m. — It’s National Pie Day! CA Meryl is excited to have an event that is all about dessert. Join us in the clubhouse for a piece of pie. Milk and water will be available.
S’mores — January 29 from 2–7 p.m. — We’ll have s’mores at the clubhouse. Make a fresh one to stay warm on a cold January day!