2018 is finally upon us! We hope you all are enjoying your break and getting ready for this upcoming spring semester. We’ll be busy this break planning all sorts of fun spring events for you all!

Maintenance Tips 

Do you have any questions about something in your apartment? For questions on utility overages, please call Conservice at (866) 254-4577.

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.

Reminders 

Locked out of your apartment, neighbors being loud, or have an emergency? Please call Signal 88 for emergencies only! Just call (573) 214-2323, follow the prompt, and click for the courtesy officer.

With the colder weather here, you may be looking for some indoor fun. Feel free to use our 24-hour clubhouse — check out our game room, golf simulator, or 24-hour movie theater!

Don’t dread the move — we still have spaces available for the 2018–19 year! Call the office today to find out current rates and information about renewing your lease for next year.

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.

Start Now

Written by Megan McCollum

You’ve conquered your final exams, spent time with family, and brought in the new year with friends. But now what? How do you ensure that you’ll be at the top of your game with a new course load when you’re so used to relaxing at home?

Here’s a hint: Start now. Buy your books, find your classrooms, spend some time cleaning your room and clearing your desk.

As the fall semester probably taught you, college flies by. There’s no time to slowly ease back into it — take a deep breath, prepare your mind, and dive in. Don’t just take it day by day; create a study schedule, make some friends and form a study group, and talk to your advisor and get to know them.

There are thousands of resources at your fingertips just waiting to be used. For example, places to study. Trying to focus in your bedroom with your roommates around and electronics everywhere is hard, so take advantage of your property’s clubhouses and study rooms, as well as places on campus.

Once you’ve found your perfect study place, it’s time to use the resources available to you. College students today rely on technology for almost everything, from textbooks to full online courses and online study materials. There are even some apps that can be used to help you study, such as iTunes U and Brainscape. If you aren’t using your cell phone to study, turn it off — social media will be there when you’re done, but your professor won’t wait around for you to learn.

If you find yourself procrastinating, take a deep breath, and ask yourself why this assignment is important. Don’t ask why you don’t want to do it; ask yourself what you will benefit from it. Ask yourself what you can learn, and why it’s meaningful.

Reward yourself with something you can truly withhold from yourself if you don’t complete the task. Offering yourself candy or saying you won’t go to that show if you don’t write your paper isn’t meaningful enough to motivate you. Find something you truly want, and when you reward yourself, notice how it feels.

Don’t settle for less. Don’t wait for things to just work out. Start now.

Community Events 

Back-to-School Breakfast — January 15 @ 9 a.m. — Stop by the clubhouse on your way back to class to pick up some warm, fresh breakfast!

Movie Day — January 18 @ 5-6 p.m. — Come to the clubhouse to enjoy The Other Guys and some Chick-fil-A for a relaxing, fun afternoon with friends.

 The Office Trivia Night — January 21 @ 1 p.m. — Make teams and go head to head with other residents to test your knowledge of The Office!

 Grocery Bingo — January 23 @ 2 p.m. — Play rounds of bingo with your friends to win bags of groceries!

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