Welcome back, residents! We hope you had a fantastic winter break and are well rested and ready for the spring semester. Many of you know about the extreme shortage of housing in Kent. Kent State will be opening their housing soon, and it will fill up quickly, which means there will be a number of students moving off campus. If you haven’t renewed your lease with us yet, this is the time to do so; otherwise, you may not be guaranteed a spot to live this fall. We wish you the best of the luck as you begin this semester and prepare for life after graduation, or continue on your journey through college!

 

Maintenance Tips

Did you know setting your heat around 72°F will help the heater run smoothly? Due to extreme weather, your heater may not be able reach the set temperature, and it may take longer to warm the apartment. This doesn’t mean that your heat is broken, just that it is working hard to beat the cold temperatures outside. There may be a few degrees difference between the set and actual temperatures; however, if there is a significant difference between the two, please let us know so that we can resolve the issue.

 

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. If you have any questions regarding the payment portal or about your account, please see Jackie Grant in the office or email her at [email protected].

We are officially towing! Baker’s Towing surveys the parking lots every evening. Make sure your parking pass is located in the lower left-hand corner of your rear windshield to avoid any confusion. Please remind your guests to use the visitor lot so they are not towed! If you haven’t picked up your parking pass, please do so ASAP in the office.

Need something fixed? Put in a service request in one of two ways: You can call the office during regular office hours, or submit 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, so don’t be alarmed if your request isn’t handled until Monday.

 

Turning Resolutions into Reality

Did you know that only 8% of people are successful in keeping their New Year’s resolutions? While that may sound discouraging, there are some very practical ways to beat the odds and see success this year! Whether you make New Year’s resolutions or are one of the 38% of Americans who absolutely never makes them, anyone will benefit from a commitment to continuous improvement. Here are some tips for a successful 2016 — and beyond:

Define your “why”: Whether your goal is to improve your GPA or get in better shape, create a “why” statement for any goal you have. Achieving goals can be challenging, so make sure you stay motivated by keeping the purpose in mind!

Write it down: According to numerous studies, the simple act of writing down your goals increases your likelihood of success significantly. When you write down your goals, make them specific and measurable, and put your goals somewhere you will see them.

Tell a friend: Another factor shown to increase your likelihood of success is telling a friend about your goals. You increase success even more when you share progress reports with them.

Take action: Always ask the simple and powerful question, “Is what I am doing getting me closer to where I want to be?” If the answer is yes, keep going! If no, try to make progress by taking even a small step in the right direction.

Enjoy the journey: Remember that much of the benefit of intentional improvement comes in the process, so take time to reflect, assess, and enjoy the journey!

As a resident at a Campus Advantage community, we are committed to much more than providing you a great place to live. Our mission is also to help create rewarding living, learning, and career experiences. Whether it’s referring you to a campus resource or just talking through your goals with someone on our team, please let us know how we can help you make this the best year yet!

 

Community Events Calendar 

New Year’s Resolutions — All Month

What’s your New Year’s resolution? Share yours with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for a chance to win great prizes!

 

DIY Yogurt Bar — January 2 @ 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy a treat in the clubhouse! Make your own yogurt parfait in the media lounge and mingle with your neighbors.

 

Cavs Time! January 2 @ 7:30 p.m.

Come cheer the Cavs to victory as they face off against Orlando! Join us in the clubhouse to enjoy food and drinks!

 

 

Create a Mug — January 16 @ 6:00 p.m.

Join us in the model unit (apt. 40) to decorate your own coffee mug while you enjoy refreshments!

 

De-stress with Pets — January 17 @ 3:00 p.m.

Do the cold winter days have you feeling blue? Come to the clubhouse to de-stress with some furry friends!

 

Get Fit — January 24 @ 2:00 p.m.

Come to the yoga room for a relaxing yoga session! All participants will be entered to win a Fitbit, which just may be the perfect way to kick-start your resolution for 2016!