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. Don’t forget to bring your event punch card to every event you attend. We have several great events coming up! Check your emails for updates. You don’t want to miss our big pool party and car wash event on September 15. All proceeds from the car wash will be donated to charity. Visitor parking passes will also be provided.
- Stay tuned for our remodeled clubhouse coming soon.
- 21 Oaks wants to wish happy birthday to all of our residents with September birthdays, and happy belated birthday to all of our August birthdays.
- We are always looking for new fun event ideas, so if you have any suggestions, please let one of your Community Assistants know.
- Have you ever found it hard to talk to your roommate about issues in your apartment? Remember, our Community Assistants are trained and fully equipped to help you mediate these situations. Make sure you contact them whenever you need help.
Reminders & Updates
- Remember that if a car gets towed from our parking lot, you must contact City Garage & Body Shop at (803) 765-9780.
- Don’t forget that 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.
- Remember that 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 remember to refer to your lease for safety tips when parking your car and leaving belongings in it.
- The Future Resident Parking and Management Staff Parking spots are both considered visitor spots after office hours. Cars must be removed by the time the office opens the following day.
- Remember that you must always be present with your guest when they visit or use the amenities. Do not forget to carry your amenities pass with you on the property.
- Keep in mind that quiet hours are from 10 p.m.–8 a.m. Sunday–Thursday, and midnight–9 a.m. Friday–Saturday.
- We love our 4 legged family members as we are a pet friendly community. All pets must be registered. Unfortunately, we cannot allow visiting pets. We ask that you keep your community clean by picking up after your fur-babies.
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.
Community Events Calendar
Professional Headshots — September 19 from noon–1:30 p.m. — Come by the office for your free professional headshot.
Bubble Soccer — September 20 from 5–6 p.m. — Bring your roommates out for a fun game of bubble soccer!
Event Questionnaire — September 25, All Day — Let us know your thoughts on all of the events we’ve had so far and what events you would like us to have.