Classes are in full swing at Kent State! We know your schedules are hectic, and renewing your lease may not be on your mind; however, housing is extremely limited near the university. Starting October 1, you can stop by the office to renew your lease at our lowest rates possible. Spots in tier 1 pricing are very limited, so stop in as early as possible to ensure a great deal. To make sure you have plenty of time in your schedule to renew, we’ll be open until 8:00 p.m. on certain days — stop by the office to find out when. We love having you live here and look forward to another fantastic year with you all!
Locked out or have a maintenance emergency? Remember there is always a CA on call! Just call the office at (330) 673-2202, wait for the list of options, and dial 6. You’ll be connected with a CA who will be able to assist you.
We have had several reports of missing animals lately. We strongly suggest making sure your pets, including indoor cats, have collars with identification. This way, we can help make sure they are returned home safely.
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. If you have any questions about payments or about your account, please see Jackie Grant in the office or email her at [email protected].
Don’t forget to pick up your parking pass in the office if you haven’t already. Make sure it is located in the lower right-hand corner of your rear windshield to avoid any confusion. Be sure to inform your guests to use the visitors’ lot so that they won’t be towed.
Need something fixed? Simply put in a service request one of two ways: Call the office during regular office hours, or complete a request online through your resident portal at campuspointekent.com. Please keep in mind that our maintenance team has limited hours on weekends unless it is an emergency. Non-emergency requests will be handled the following Monday.
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 is 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 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 aside time to get together and have proactive conversations about everyone’s preferences and expectations regarding 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 some space to call their own. Make sure you share time in common areas and respect each other’s privacy.
- When in doubt, talk it out — Most problems can be solved by just talking through the issue before they get 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.
- Divide responsibilities — While every roommate should commit to cleaning up after themselves, determine the best way to divide responsibilities, such as taking out the trash, vacuuming, cleaning the kitchen, etc., to ensure everyone does 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. We’re trained and willing to help conduct a roommate mediation process if necessary, but are also happy to help provide you with tips and tools to handle things 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 for each other’s well-being. The many great memories you make will outweigh any small conflict you may have.
Community Events Calendar
October Food Drive
All month long, we’ll be collecting nonperishable canned food items for the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank.
Breakfast on the Go — October 5 @ 9:00 a.m.
There’s nothing more important than a healthy, balanced breakfast. Our CAs will be delivering bagged breakfasts to residents by the bus stops so you can start your day on the right foot.
Yappy Hour — October 6 @ 5:00 p.m.
Bring your four-legged friend to the green space located outside the clubhouse, and enjoy play time and treats for the both of you!
Fit and Fun — October 7 @ 7:00 p.m.
Looking for a new workout routine? Come try CrossFit in the yoga room!
First Class Fest — October 8 @ 7:00 p.m.
Join us in the media lounge for food, games, music, and fun!
Special Delivery — October 9
During office hours, our CAs will be delivering a special surprise to residents door to door!