We hope that everyone has settled into their new apartments! Fall is quickly approaching, and we can’t wait. The events your Community Assistants have planned for you this month go perfect with the change of season. Don’t miss out on these events, which are perfect opportunities to get to know your office staff, meet new and returning residents, build on skills, and help you enjoy your time at The Monroe to the fullest.

Reminder: Don’t hesitate to reach out to your office staff. We’re here to help you with any questions or concerns you may have during your stay at The Monroe.

 

Special Highlight

  • Visit themonroeliving.com for more information on our community.
  • Residents are not allowed to store trash on the balconies. You can be fined for this, so we ask that everyone please immediately take any trash that you need to dispose of to the dumpsters located around the property.

Reminders & Updates

  • Our office hours are Monday–Friday from 9 a.m.–6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon–4 p.m.
  • You are still able to drop off rent using the rent dropbox after office hours.
  • We do not accept partial payments, so any payments submitted in the office must be your full account balance. We DO NOT accept cash in the office, so please be sure to only bring a check or money order for any payments that you plan on submitting.
  • If you haven’t set up your online resident portal account yet, please notify us so we can set it up for you. You’ll be able to check your balance, submit work orders, and pay rent online.
  • The online portal is a convenient option we provide for our residents to pay rent. It IS NOT the only option. Late fees will not be waived if you only try paying your rent using the online resident portal.
  • Rent is due on the 1st of every month. You have until the 4th to pay your rent without any additional late fees. Starting on the 5th, you will be charged an initial $35 late fee, and $10 every day after that until you pay your rent. All checks or money orders should be made out to The Monroe.
  • We’ve been sending emails to everyone with updates and additional information, so please make sure you are keeping up with your email.

 

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

Job Fair Tips and Tricks — Wednesday, September 6 — Check out the bulletin board in the business center. Your Community Assistant, Andrew, will be posting helpful tips for the upcoming job fairs.

Movie Night — Friday, September 15 — We’ll be kicking off the beginning of fall with a scary movie night in the game room. Both brave and non-brave residents will be admitted.

Autumn Equinox — Friday, September 22 — Stop by the leasing office, where we’ll be celebrating the official beginning of fall with fall-themed treats!