We’re excited to start this year off with some familiar and fresh faces. We hope everyone has settled into their apartments and is enjoying their experience here so far. Make sure you join your favorite CAs at all of our upcoming events. We have several great events coming up! Check your email for updates.
21 Oaks wants to wish a happy birthday to all of our residents with September birthdays, and happy belated birthday to all of our August birthdays!
We’re always looking for new fun event ideas, so if you have any suggestions, please let one of your Community Assistants know.
Reminders and Updates
If a car gets towed from our parking lot, you must contact City Garage & Body Shop at (803) 765-9780.
Our shuttle only runs on weekdays from 7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. The last pickup at the horseshoe is at 6:15 p.m.
Any social gatherings cannot exceed 10 visitors in your apartment at a time.
We are not responsible for any personal belongings lost or broken on the property. Please refer to your lease for safety tips when parking your car and leaving belongings in it.
You must always be present with your guest when they visit or use the amenities. You must carry your amenities pass with you on the property.
We love our four-legged family members as we are a pet-friendly community. All pets must be registered. Unfortunately, we can’t allow visiting pets. We ask that you keep your community clean by picking up after your fur babies.
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 are 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.
Community Events Calendar
Room Decorating Contest — September 16–19 — Do you think you have the best decorated room on the property? Well, tag us in a picture of your room on Instagram. The room with the most likes will receive lunch on us.
Volunteer Opportunities — September 18 — We’ll be passing out a list of volunteer opportunities for you to provide some great service to your community.
Breakfast on the Go — September 24 @ 9 a.m. — Stop by the study lounge for some breakfast items and coffee.