We’ve finally reached the last month of the year. Kudos to us for all the accomplished goals, new journeys, and lessons we’ve learned thus far. Going forward, conquer the rest of 2018! Be the best you possible.

As finals and end-of-the-year projects come near, we hope everyone finishes strong. Our events this month cater to the holidays, studies, and building more community. We wish everyone a safe winter break!

Special Highlight

We are well into renewal season! If you haven’t renewed yet, make sure you renew your lease for the 2018–2019 lease term. Our rates are still the lowest in the market and the lowest they’ll ever be this season. Make sure to stop by our office and ask us about any deals and specials we may have going on!

Reminders and Updates

We have plenty of fun and engaging events for you to experience this month! Be sure to stay connected with us on all our social media platforms.

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 Calendar

Style Your Stocking — Monday, December 3 @ 6 p.m. — It’s the season to be jolly! Let’s start this month off with some community building and decorate your own stocking with your neighbors! We’ll have yummy holiday-inspired treats to go along with the holiday atmosphere.

PJs and Pancakes: Study Jam — Tuesday, December 4 @ 6:30 p.m. — As we come upon finals week, we want to ensure everyone has the resources to effectively study. Join us as we have breakfast for dinner and study together. This is a great way to find out which of your neighbors have the same classes/major as you. Our computer lab, printing, and study lounge will be accessible for everyone. We’ll also provide everyone with a great finals starter pack.

Holiday Ornament Decorating — Wednesday, December 5 @ 6 p.m. — Every year, we put up a beautiful Christmas tree in our clubhouse. This year, we would love to have our residents’ touches on it. Come out and decorate an ornament and have a chance to put your ornament on the Timbercrest tree.

Gift Wrapping Bonanza — Tuesday, December 11 from 1:30–3:30 p.m. — If you haven’t started wrapping presents to put under the tree, don’t worry — we’ve got you covered! Stop by our gift wrapping station on this day to wrap your presents! We’ll have amazing gift wrapping paper for you to make your presents look stunning!

S’mores and Hot Chocolate — Wednesday, December 12 @ 6:30 p.m. — You asked, we listened! Because our first S’mores and Hot Chocolate Bonfire went amazing, we’re rolling it back out! Engage in some hot chocolate and s’mores this chilly night. Be sure to bring blankets and gloves, and enjoy quality time with your neighbors.