The Monroe would like to wish a happy new year to all of our residents! Your Community Assistants have planned amazing events so all of you can start the new year off on the right track to meet all of your “new year, new me” goals. The Monroe staff has also set their own New Year’s resolution. We’ll be doing everything we can to continue making the rest of your stay here as amazing as the first half! We’re grateful to have all of you as residents and are excited to continue having some of you as residents for another year.
Reminder: Our office hours have changed! Please refer to the Reminders & Updates section for our new office hours or visit themonroeliving.com.
- Visit themonroeliving.com for more information on our community.
- Check out the new computers in our computer lab.
- Do you have an after-hours emergency? Call the office to be forwarded to our new on-call service.
Reminders & Updates
- Our new office hours are Monday–Friday from 10 a.m.–7 p.m., and Saturday–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 for 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.
- Automated payments may take up to a month to process. Check in with the office if you have any questions about your payment.
- 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.
- There is a $13 convenience fee associated with using the online portal. You will only be charged the convenience fee once if you set up recurring payments. You will be charged the $13 convenience fee every time if you pay online using a one-time payment.
- Rent is due the 1st of each month. You have until the 4th to pay rent without any additional late fees. Starting 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.
- If you are having trouble with your internet, please refer to the purple Pavlov booklet that was provided in your move-in folder. Pavlov is our internet provider, and they are the only ones that will be able to solve any issues you are having with your internet.
- Bikes are not permitted on your balcony! Please use the bike rack located near your building and register it in the office.
Written by Megan McCollum
You’ve conquered your final exams, spent time with family, and brought in the new year with friends. But now what? How do you ensure that you’ll be at the top of your game with a new course load when you’re so used to relaxing at home?
Here’s a hint: Start now. Buy your books, find your classrooms, spend some time cleaning your room and clearing your desk.
As the fall semester probably taught you, college flies by. There’s no time to slowly ease back into it — take a deep breath, prepare your mind, and dive in. Don’t just take it day by day; create a study schedule, make some friends and form a study group, and talk to your advisor and get to know them.
There are thousands of resources at your fingertips just waiting to be used. For example, places to study. Trying to focus in your bedroom with your roommates around and electronics everywhere is hard, so take advantage of your property’s clubhouses and study rooms, as well as places on campus.
Once you’ve found your perfect study place, it’s time to use the resources available to you. College students today rely on technology for almost everything, from textbooks to full online courses and online study materials. There are even some apps that can be used to help you study, such as iTunes U and Brainscape. If you aren’t using your cell phone to study, turn it off — social media will be there when you’re done, but your professor won’t wait around for you to learn.
If you find yourself procrastinating, take a deep breath, and ask yourself why this assignment is important. Don’t ask why you don’t want to do it; ask yourself what you will benefit from it. Ask yourself what you can learn, and why it’s meaningful.
Reward yourself with something you can truly withhold from yourself if you don’t complete the task. Offering yourself candy or saying you won’t go to that show if you don’t write your paper isn’t meaningful enough to motivate you. Find something you truly want, and when you reward yourself, notice how it feels.
Don’t settle for less. Don’t wait for things to just work out. Start now.
Back-to-School Bash — Treat yourself on your first day of classes by grabbing some snacks and de-stressing with us in the office.
Have a Sweet Year — Stop by the office to start off your year by making your own goodie bag of sweets!
Meet Your CA — Meet your new CA, Jamarr Patterson. He’ll be stopping by all the apartments in his zone to introduce himself and drop off goodie bags!
IU Basketball Watch Party — Join us in cheering on the Hoosiers as they face Maryland!
New Year, New Me — Join us in our fitness center to get a head start on your New Year’s resolution!