We want to thank you for making Campus Pointe your home this year! As classes start up and we get settled in, we hope that you find time in your busy schedule to join us for our many community events. Each month’s events are outlined through our newsletters and social media. Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date on everything happening in your new home!
Even though you’ve just moved in, many of you will notice that we start renewing our leases in October for next year. Housing in Kent is very limited, and we strongly suggest that you renew your lease as early as possible so that you can take advantage of our early-bird pricing and ensure the lowest rate possible! If you have any questions about this, call the office at (330) 673-2202.
Need something fixed? Put in a service request in one of two ways: Call the office during regular office hours, or submit online via your resident portal at campuspointekent.com/residents. Please keep in mind that our maintenance team has limited hours on weekends unless it is an emergency, so don’t be alarmed if your request isn’t handled until Monday.
Reminders & Updates
Here are some tips for a successful year at Campus Pointe:
Rent is due on the 1st of each month. Luckily you have until the 3rd to pay your rent before late fees begin accruing on the 4th at 8:00 a.m. Payments can be dropped in the rent dropbox in the foyer between the sets of glass doors after hours, as well. If you have any questions regarding the payment portal or about your account, please see Jackie Grant in the office or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re now towing! If you haven’t received your parking pass for this year, please stop by the office to do so.
Locked out or have a maintenance emergency? Remember there is always a Community Assistant on call! Just call the office at (330) 673-2202, wait for the list of options, and dial 9. You’ll be connected with the Community Assistant who will be able to assist you.
Tips on Living with Roommates!
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’re 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.
Resident of the Month Drawing — September 1 — Each month, we’ll select a resident of the month! Watch our social media for the winner.
Relay For Life Cookout — September 15 from 1:00–4:00 p.m. — Join us by the pool to raise money for Relay For Life. A $5 donation gets you an all-you-can-eat band!
Ice Cream Social — September 19 from 6:00–7:30 p.m. — Come meet and get to know your fellow community members at our ice cream social!
Dive-in Movie — September 22 @ 9:00 p.m. — Enjoy our last poolside movie of the season! Movie selection will be polled on Facebook.
Open House — September 23 from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — Stop by the office to enjoy food and check out the renovations! Take advantage of special renewal pricing for your best rate for the 2018–2019 lease year.
Trivia Night — September 25 — Come test your knowledge at our trivia night! Individual and team competition are welcome.
Breakfast for Dinner — September 28 from 7:00–8:30 p.m. — Enjoy a pancake dinner in the media lounge! Craft your own pancakes!