It’s that time of year again! Time for tailgates and pumpkin spice lattes! Gotta love fall!
— Your Domain Staff
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 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 October 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.
The Domain is currently hiring for a Resident Director. The position requires 23–29 hours/week and receives an hourly wage, a rent discount, and commission. If you are interested, please send your resume and class schedule to [email protected]. You must be able to work during class breaks and the summer.
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 (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.
Perhaps one of the greatest advantages of living in a Campus Advantage community is the opportunity to live and work closely with all types of people. We know that living with roommates isn’t always easy, whether you moved in with friends or were matched up with new people. Either way, it’s perfectly normal to have the occasional roommate conflict, and there’s actually a lot to be gained from handling a difficult situation maturely and respectfully.
We want to make sure you have the tools to handle these situations should they arise, so check out the tips below to ensure you and your roommates have the best living experience possible this year:
- Schedule a roommate meeting: Set up a time for all roommates to get together and have a proactive conversation about each person’s preferences and expectations when it comes to cleanliness, guests, sleeping/study times, the use of others belongings or food, etc.
- Be open minded: You and your roommates may be very different, and that’s OK! Stay open minded and positive about your roommates’ views and experiences, and you may end up learning a lot about them and yourself in the process.
- Give each other space: Even though your apartment is made for multiple people, everyone appreciates having space to themselves once in a while. Make sure you are sharing time in common areas and respecting each other’s privacy.
- When in doubt, talk it out: Most problems can be solved by just talking through the issue before it gets out of hand. If something is seriously bugging you about one of your roommates, bring it to them in a mature one-on-one conversation before bringing in other roommates or escalating the situation. Passive-aggressive behaviors won’t help.
- Divide responsibilities: While every roommate should commit to cleaning up after themselves, determine the best way to divide other responsibilities, such as taking out the trash, vacuuming, cleaning the kitchen, etc., to ensure everyone plays their part.
- Use conflict resolution backup: While talking can usually fix an issue in its early stages, sometimes a more structured approach is necessary. If you’ve tried and feel your efforts aren’t helping resolve an issue between roommates, reach out to your Community Assistant or the management team to help you brainstorm options. The management team is trained and willing to help conduct a roommate mediation process, if necessary, but is also happy to provide you with tips and tools to handle it yourself.
We want you to have a successful living experience while at our community, but we know that living with roommates can mean an occasional difference of opinion. When roommates decide to communicate their expectations, listen and try to understand each other, and care about each other’s well-being — the many great memories you make will outweigh any small conflict you may have.
DIY Trail Mix — September 16 — Come make your own special bag of trail mix!
Grocery Bingo — September 24 — Come down to the clubhouse for the chance to win free groceries!
Last Pool Party — TBD — Come enjoy the last day by the pool.
Puppy Pool Party — TBD — Bring your furry to enjoy the pool before it closes.