We’re always having a great day here at Fairway View, and December is no different! We have some really cool events coming up this month that are guaranteed to add some excitement to the holidays. Our team will be hosting our annual Holiday Renewal Party! Join us in the clubhouse for festive treats, food, and the chance to win prizes! You won’t want to miss out on the great things happening here at Fairway View.

Special Highlight

Setting your thermostat to 68 degrees in the winter is an easy way to reduce how much energy you use. Every degree above 68 can increase your bill by about 3 percent. So, if you crank it up to a toasty 78 degrees, you’ve already added 30 percent!

Reminders and Updates

Get in the holiday spirit by going to ZooLights at BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo. This festive mile-long trail runs through the zoo and features more than 50 illuminated display sculptures of animals and traditional holiday displays. ZooLights will be open 5:30–9 p.m. November 29 through December 30 (closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).

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 Calendar

Community Service @ Companion — December 3 National Cookie Day — December 4

Finals Survival Guide — December 6

Nightmare Before Christmas Party — December 13

National Cupcake Day — December 15

Holiday Renewal Party — December 19

Ugly Sweater Contest — December 20

December Birthdays — December 30

New Year Vision Board — December 31