Boy, how this semester has flown by! We hope you all are doing well in your classes and are looking forward to a nice break. We’ll be planning some good finals week events, so make sure to mark your calendars! Be sure you’re making use of the business center and study rooms to ace your finals. And remember to check us out on social media for events and prizes!
Do you have any questions about something in your apartment? For questions on utility overages, please call Conservice at (866) 254-4577.
When adjusting your thermostat, make sure your fan is on the auto position; this will help reduce your utilities. You can push the hold button on your thermostat to keep the temperature constant.
If something is broken, please feel free to contact us. Maintenance requests can be submitted online through your resident portal at https://domainatcolumbia.com/residents. Please provide as much detail as possible to assist our maintenance techs in completing your work order as quickly as they can.
Just a friendly reminder that your next rent installment is due December 1. The late fee policy at The Domain at Columbia is $25 on the 5th of the month, and an additional $5 for every day it is late after the 5th. Make sure to prepay for January before you leave for break so that your check doesn’t get lost in holiday mail!
Before leaving for break:
- Make sure you have your thermostat set to heat and auto, and set it to at least 65 degrees.
- Do not turn your thermostat off!
- Close and lock all your windows.
- Close your blinds.
- To prevent bugs:
- Don’t leave any food out.
- Clean your dishes before leaving.
- Take your trash out.
- Turn off your alarm clocks.
- Make sure that all appliances are turned off, and don’t leave the dishwasher or washer/dryer running as you leave.
- Turn off all lights and ceiling fans.
- Lock your bedroom door, patio door, and your front door.
- Lock your vehicle if you aren’t taking it with you.
Locked out of your apartment, neighbors being loud, or have an emergency? Please call Signal 88 for emergencies only! Just call (573) 234-3864, follow the prompt, and click for the courtesy officer.
Having internet or cable troubles? Call Airwave Networks at (877) 778-9283 to set up an appointment with one of their great technicians.
Be sure to check your calendars for the experiences planned for this month! If you have any ideas for events you might like, please let your Community Assistant know.
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!
Jump-Start Finals with Breakfast on the Go — Monday, December 11 @ 9 a.m. — Swing by the cyber café for a healthy breakfast to jump-start your day.
Hot Chocolate Bar — Tuesday, December 12 @ 3 p.m. — Bring your friends to the cyber café to try different kinds of hot chocolate flavorings and create your own personal favorite!
DIY Presents — Wednesday, December 13 @ 4 p.m. — Just a broke college student? We got you. Come to the cyber café to make a DIY present for someone special this holiday season.
Sugar Cookie Decorating — Thursday, December 14 @ 4 p.m. — Take a break from studying to decorate some sugar cookies and spread holiday cheer in the cyber cafe!