September Is Here!
We’re always having a great day here at Fairway View, and September is no different. We have various super-cool events coming up this month that everyone can enjoy, such as a luau-themed pool party! Come to the clubhouse for food, fun, and the chance to win prizes! You won’t want to miss out on the great things happening here at Fairway View.
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Reminders and Updates
The chore list doesn’t stop once you move out of your parents’ house — it actually gets a little bit longer. You’re the one responsible for keeping your apartment clean, and you’re the one who will have to pay the price if you don’t. It’s fine to skip making your bed or to leave dirty dishes in the sink overnight, but get in the habit early on of doing regular cleaning tasks that prevent your space from getting truly out of hand. Once a week, vacuum and/or mop the floors, clean the bathroom, and wipe down countertops, and always take the garbage out as soon as it fills up.
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.
Community Events Calendar
Resident Feud — September 3
Cox Meet and Greet — September 5
Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall — September 6
Signal 88 Awareness — September 10
Breakfast After Dark — September 11
Resident Mixer — September 13
DIY Door Hangers — September 17
Wing It Wednesday — September 18
Popsicle Pop-up — September 19
Townhall Meeting — September 20
Checkers Not Chess — September 23
Renters Insurance Informational — September 24
Workout Wednesday — September 25
Johnny Appleseed Day — September 26
Sundae Fundae — September 29
National Mud Pack Day — September 30