School’s out and the holidays are here, and we’re glad that you have brought us many months of cheer!

The Verge staff has been working hard to keep you busy during your free time between this semester’s finals and holiday plans. Mark your calendars for our Holiday Workshop on December 19 at 6:30 p.m. We’ll have plenty of games, gift wrapping stations, and hot cocoa to go around!

May your holidays be merry and bright!

Special Highlight

Whether you are traveling or staying here at your home away from home, be sure to be mindful of your surroundings and stay safe. Keep your doors and windows closed and secure, and ensure that your car is free of visible personal belongings.

Reminders and Updates

Our office will be closed on December 24 and 25 for the holidays. We will still have on-call Community Assistants available in case of an emergency.

Keep it simple this holiday season and renew today! Prices are increasing and spots are filling up fast. Contact the leasing office for more information on renewing to make The Verge your home for another year!

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

DIY Christmas Soy Candles — December 4 @ 6 p.m. — Join us at the clubhouse for some early holiday cheer. Listen to holiday music and learn how to make your very own holiday scented candle. It will be a great gift for your loved ones!

Build Your Own Gingerbread House — December 6 @ 6:30 p.m. — Gumdrops, peppermints, and royal icing galore. Meet us at the clubhouse to decorate your very own gingerbread house for this holiday season!

Ornament Decorating — December 10 @ 2 p.m. — Jingle and mingle at our Ornament Decorating night. Meet us at the clubhouse to personalize your very own ornament for this holiday season.

Jackbox Party Social — December 15 @ 6:30 p.m. — Winter is coming, and we want you at our game night! Join us in the game room for an assortment of interactive party games where your phone is your controller. Come hang out with us and join the fun!

Paper Lanterns — December 17 @ 1 p.m. — Light the night! Meet us at the clubhouse to create a one-of-a-kind decoration for your apartment — a paper lantern!

Holiday Workshop — December 19 @ 6:30 p.m. — Snack, sip, and decorate at our Holiday Workshop! Come to the clubhouse to wrap your gifts, play board games, get some yummy snacks, and sip on custom-made hot cocoa!