Boy, this semester has flown by! We hope you all are doing well in your classes and looking forward to a nice break. We’ve planned some good finals week events, so make sure to mark your calendars! Be sure you are making use of the business center and study rooms to ace your finals! Remember to check us out on social media for information on events and prizes! And if you haven’t renewed your lease yet, now is the time! Check out our social media pages to stay up to date with the latest specials.
— Your Domain Staff
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.
Your next rent installment is due on December 1. The late fee policy at The Domain at Columbia is as follows: $25 on the 5th of the month and an additional $5 for every day it is late after the 5th of the month. Make sure to prepay for January before you leave for break so that your check doesn’t get lost in the holiday mail!
Before leaving for break:
• Make sure you set your thermostat to “heat” and “auto” and to at least 65 degrees.
• DO NOT TURN OFF YOUR THERMOSTAT!
• Close and lock all your windows.
• Close your blinds.
• To prevent bugs:
o Don’t leave any food out.
o Clean your dishes before leaving.
o Take your trash out.
• Turn off alarm clocks.
• Make sure that all appliances are turned off. Do not leave your dishwasher or washer/dryer running as you leave.
• Turn off all lights and ceiling fans.
• Lock your bedroom door, patio door, and front door.
• Lock your vehicle if you are not 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 Single Digits at (833) 372-3668 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!
Style Your Stocking — Monday, December 3 @ 4 p.m. — Looking for a great way to get in the holiday spirit? Join CA Katie in the clubhouse for festive stocking decorating
Winter Movie Night — Tuesday, December 4 @ 7 p.m. — Join CA Taylor in the movie theater for some pizza and a movie that’s sure to put you in the holiday spirit!
Holiday Cookie Decorating — Wednesday, December 5 @ 4 p.m. — If your goal this winter is to crave that holiday sweet tooth, you better make sure you’re down at the clubhouse for this year’s holiday cookie decorating event with CA Jess!
Ornament Decorating — Thursday, December 6 @ 5 p.m. — Join CA J.T. in the clubhouse to enjoy a fun night of ornament decorating
Last-Minute Study Tips — Friday, December 7 @ 5 p.m. — Looking to make that last push before finals? Join CA Marissa in the clubhouse for some brain food and helpful last-minute study tips!
Holiday Decorating Challenge — December 10–17 — Compete against your fellow residents to see who has the most festive decorations this holiday season. Send in your decorations, and we’ll have our social media fans vote on who they think did the best!
Guess the Gift — Tuesday, December 11 — Join us in the clubhouse to guess the gift! Reach your hand into one of our stockings, and if you guess the gift inside, you get to take it home!
Stress-Relief Event — Wednesday, December 12 @ 3 p.m. — Come by the clubhouse during finals week to calm your nerves with some stress-relief dogs from the Humane Society!
S’mores Indoors — Wednesday, December 19 @ 5 p.m. — Come down to the clubhouse to enjoy s’mores in the comfort of a heated cafe!