Hello residents! Here at The Verge, we strive to give you an amazing experience that you would recommend to anyone. We know you have enough going on in your life, and your living experience doesn’t need to be complicated. We’re here to make your experience simple and easy from the day you sign your lease to the day you move out. Here’s our September newsletter to keep you up to date on all you need to know on being a Verge resident, including special maintenance tips and information about our awesome September events. Check it out and feel free to contact the leasing office if you have any questions. Additionally, The Verge sends you best wishes this fall semester!

Maintenance Tip

  • Set your A/C to auto and cool, or auto and heat, to avoid the A/C running continuously.
  • Each appliance that uses water (sinks and toilets) has a shut-off valve. If a flood occurs, use the shut-off valve to stop the flow of water.

Reminders and Updates

  • Rent is due on or before the 4th of the month. Paying online is easy and convenient! We also accept checks and money orders made out to The Verge.
  • Please check your online portal for any outstanding balances. No partial payments are allowed.

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.

Community Events Calendar

DIY Floral Wreaths — September 14 @ 6:30 p.m. — Add a touch of fall to your apartments. Join us to learn how to make your very own floral wreath for your apartment!

Cereal Bar — September 18 @ 9:45 a.m. — Swing by the clubhouse and grab a bowl of cereal on us before your morning classes!

Grocery Bingo — September 19 @ 6:30 p.m. — What’s better than free groceries? This is a bingo tournament you won’t want to miss! May the odds be ever in your favor.

Goal Boards — September 21 @ 6:30 p.m. — Speak it into existence! Come out to the clubhouse and make your very own 2018–2019 goal boards!

Painting with a Twist — September 26 @ 6:30 p.m. — Did someone say mocktails? Join us for a paint night full of creativity and good laughs!

Twistee Treat Ice Cream Social — September 27 @ 2 p.m. — Come out to our Twistee Treat sponsored Ice Cream Social. Enjoy some of Twistee Treat’s most enjoyed ice cream flavors!