We’re back! We apologize for the lack of a newsletter last month, but we’re happy to say we have some pretty exciting things going on this month. Football season is well underway, and we hope all of our University of Alabama students are taking advantage of the beautiful weather on Saturdays to tailgate close to home!
We’ll have several fun fall-themed events for y’all — see the event calendar in this newsletter for details.
Also, don’t forget to check out our social media. This is a great way to stay caught up on events, leasing specials, and other announcements throughout the year. We’re doing WEEKLY giveaways with tons of opportunities to win, so don’t miss out!
Lastly, the time to RENEW is NOW! To ensure you renew at the lowest rate, it’s important that you jump on this deal as fast as possible. If you renew with the next 50 people, you’ll receive rates as low as $425! Be aware — rates will only go up from here!
- Don’t forget to take advantage of all the wonderful amenities you have access to on the property. We have a resort-style pool, a fully equipped fitness center, a recreation room, and a Mac computer lab with an individual study room. Additionally, we have many outdoor amenities, including a sand volleyball court, an outdoor tennis court, and two recreation fields.
- Don’t want to drive to class? Lucky for you, we’re close enough to walk and bike to class! If you prefer wheels, we also have a shuttle that stops on the 13th and 39th minutes of every hour from 7 a.m.–7 p.m. at the bus stop at the front of the property. Our shuttle goes to three different places on campus, including the northeast commuter lot, the bus hub, and Denny Chimes.
- Smoking in your apartment is NOT allowed. Doing so can carry significant fines per resident and lead to eviction. There is no smoking allowed in the lobby, clubhouse, parking garage, stairwells, elevator, or within 30 feet of any entry door to the buildings.
- Guests are to be accompanied by a resident at all times while on the property. Allowing your guests in the amenities or around the property unaccompanied can result in both fines and loss of guest privileges. Each resident is allowed NO MORE THAN TWO GUESTS, including in the pool area.
- If you’re locked out of your apartment, call the office and press 9 for one of our on-call Community Assistants to assist you. We’re available 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Reminders & Updates
Office hours are Monday–Friday from 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m., and Sunday from noon–4 p.m.
Work orders should be submitted online via the resident portal, or in person or over the phone at the front office. Please be as specific as possible when you submit a work order. The more details our maintenance team has, the better they can serve you! If you have questions about how to access the portal or your login information, please contact the office.
Electricity bills are split per the number of residents in each apartment. Bills will be posted to your account by the 1st of each month, so please make your payment when you pay your monthly installment. Remember, you can write one check for rent and electricity charges. If you have any questions, see the management office.
Rent is due on the 1st every month. Late fees are applied if rent is not received by 6 p.m. on the 4th.
If you have any questions regarding the payment portal or about your account, please contact Robyn Davis, our AGM, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any resident/roommate conflict-related issues and event idea submissions, please reach out to Jade, our Resident Director, or email her at email@example.com. We love to hear about anything we can do to make your life here even better.
Building a Career in College
College is such a busy, crazy time for many people that focusing on the here and now is all most can do. Well, good news! There are several ways to incorporate career building into your everyday busy life. By taking the following steps, you’ll be on your way to creating a successful future for yourself:
- Visit your university’s career center. Employers are focusing more and more on experience and skills rather than just good grades. Get in touch with organizations through the career center to branch out and participate in different activities you normally wouldn’t have. This gives you a chance to explore your major and others, and see what you’re truly passionate about.
- Evaluate yourself. Your future employer will want to know why you’re a good fit for their company. College is about finding your strengths and weaknesses — take time now to figure out your skills, values, personality traits, and interests. Learning about yourself will help prepare you for interviews when you’re hit with the question, “What do you think you will excel at the most in this position?”
- Challenge yourself. The more you’re willing to get out of your comfort zone, the more likely you’re to overcome your weaknesses. Apply for the part-time job at your apartment complex you normally wouldn’t apply for, or take that theater class you’ve always wanted to take. By challenging yourself, you’re building important skills and personality traits that will help you rise within your field.
- Take your work seriously. Whether you have a part-time job or volunteer, take the experience seriously. You can use previous supervisors for references when you are beginning your career. It will pay off in the long run to succeed in the workplace by building useful skills that you’ll have for life.
- Find a mentor. Find someone who is doing what you want to do. You can search on LinkedIn to get connected and network with others in your field who are also passionate about what they do. Talk to your professors and pick their brains as to why they chose the career they did. Once you find a mentor, everything can change. You become more motivated to succeed in something you love doing because you have someone who makes the experience a million times better.
Community Events Calendar
Beat Auburn Beat Hunger Mixer — November 8 from 10 a.m.–noon — Come down to the office and bring a can of food to donate to Beat Auburn Beat Hunger to help those in need. We’ll have a sweet treat for you in return!
DIY Holiday Wreaths — November 13 from 3–6 p.m. — Come make a homemade fall wreath to display your holiday season spirit!
Apple Fest — November 15 from 6–8 p.m. — Come get in the fall spirit with these apple-themed festivities! We’ll be out by the office with hot apple cider and making homemade caramel apples for you to take home!
Thanksgiving Bingo — November 20 from 4–6 p.m. — Join us out by the pool for Thanksgiving Bingo! We’ll be giving away all of your Thanksgiving Dinner necessities, plus a few more! Get your squares (and your bingo arms) ready!
Thankful for You Tuesday — November 21, All Day — Swing by the office for a sweet goodie bag just to say we’re THANKFUL for you each and every day!
De-Stress for Finals — November 28 from 6–8 p.m. — Stressed for finals? Come chill, watch some movies and Netflix, and eat some snacks to get your mind off it! We’ll send out an email closer to the date with more details.