This semester has flown by! We hope you all are doing well in your classes and looking forward to a nice break. We have some good finals week events planned, so mark your calendars. Be sure to make use of the business center and study rooms to ace your finals! And check us out on social media for events and prizes. 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.

Maintenance Tips

When adjusting your thermostat, make sure your fan is set to “auto”; this will help reduce your utilities. You can push the hold button on your thermostat so the temperature stays constant. Do you have any questions about something in your apartment? For questions on utility overages, please call Conservice at (866) 254-4577 for assistance. If something is broken, please feel free to contact us. Maintenance requests can be submitted online through your resident portal at 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

Your next rent installment is due 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 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:
    • Don’t leave any food out.
    • Clean your dishes before leaving.
    • Take your trash out.
  • Turn off alarm clocks.
  • Make sure that all appliances are turned off. Do not leave the 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 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 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!

Community Events

Christmas Movie — Monday, December 2 @ 5:30 p.m. — Looking for a great way to get in the holiday spirit? Join CA Tarin in the clubhouse for a holiday movie and watch the Grinch!

Buffalo Wild Wings — Thursday, December 5 @1 p.m. — If your goal this winter is to grab some delicious hot wings, then we have the treat for you! Come to the clubhouse with RD Hunter and grab some B-Dubs!

Finals Breakfast — Monday, December 9 @ 10 a.m. — For the first day of finals, join CA Marissa in the cyber cafe to grab some brain food!

Chick-fil-A — Tuesday, December 10 @ 2 p.m. — Who doesn’t want Chick-fil-A for finals? Come to the clubhouse and grab some!

Ornament Decorating — Wednesday, December 11 @ 11 a.m. — Join CA Taylor in the clubhouse to decorate your own ornaments!

Breakfast Brunch — Friday, December 13 @ 11 a.m. — Come to the clubhouse to grab a hot-and-ready B&B bagel with RD Hunter!

Christmas Cookie Decorating — Thursday, December 19 @ 2 p.m. — Join CA Emily in the cyber cafe to decorate your own delicious Christmas cookies!

Holiday Gift Wrapping — Monday, December 23, All Day — Stop by the clubhouse and wrap your holiday gifts! Pick and choose that perfect wrapping paper!

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