The fall weather has finally kicked in just in time to start on our fall bucket list. Fall is the perfect time for having anything pumpkin spice, having s’mores, going to a pumpkin patch, and renewing your lease! It’s the prime time to start thinking about your future living arrangements. Avoid the hassle and stress of apartment hunting, and give yourself more time for apple picking and the rest of the items on your fall bucket list. Stop by the office to inquire about how you can renew your lease for your current bed space and fall head over heels for our low rates for next year!

Reminder: The deadline to renew for your current bed space is December 31.


Special Highlight

  • Visit themonroeliving.com for more information on our community.
  • The Monroe tailgates for all IU home games. Look for The Monroe out tailgating with foam fingers, fan towels, and cozies. Go HOOSIERS!
  • Don’t forget to visit The Monroe’s Facebook page and let us know what your favorite thing is about fall.
  • If you have any technical difficulties with your internet, please contact Pavlov, our internet provider, directly at (888) 472-8568.

 

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 not allowed to store trash, furniture, or bikes on balconies. You can be fined for leaving any of these items on the balcony.
  • Don’t forget to stop by the office to pick up a permit for your bike.
  • Please refrain from littering on the property.
  • If you are unable to drop off your rent payment during office hours, you can use our rent dropbox conveniently located by the office entrance facing the pool.
  • All payments turned in to the office must have the following:
    • Paid to the order of The Monroe
    • The full balance on your account (any partial payments will not be accepted)
    • Your apartment number and bed space on the memo line (for example, 103A)
  • Take advantage of our resident portal! Our resident portal is a convenient way to pay rent, turn in work orders, or even just keep up with your resident profile.
  • Rent is due the 1st of each month. You have until the 4th to pay your 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.
  • We’ve been sending emails to everyone with updates and additional information, so please make sure you are keeping up with your email.

 

Building a Career in College

College is such a busy, crazy time for many people that focusing on the here and now is all most can do. Well, good news! There are several ways to incorporate career building into your everyday busy life. By taking the following steps, you’ll be on your way to creating a successful future for yourself:

  • Visit your university’s career center. Employers are focusing more and more on experience and skills rather than just good grades. Get in touch with organizations through the career center to branch out and participate in different activities you normally wouldn’t have. This gives you a chance to explore your major and others, and see what you’re truly passionate about.
  • Evaluate yourself. Your future employer will want to know why you’re a good fit for their company. College is about finding your strengths and weaknesses — take time now to figure out your skills, values, personality traits, and interests. Learning about yourself will help prepare you for interviews when you’re hit with the question, “What do you think you will excel at the most in this position?”
  • Challenge yourself. The more you’re willing to get out of your comfort zone, the more likely you’re to overcome your weaknesses. Apply for the part-time job at your apartment complex you normally wouldn’t apply for, or take that theater class you’ve always wanted to take. By challenging yourself, you’re building important skills and personality traits that will help you rise within your field.
  • Take your work seriously. Whether you have a part-time job or volunteer, take the experience seriously. You can use previous supervisors for references when you are beginning your career. It will pay off in the long run to succeed in the workplace by building useful skills that you’ll have for life.
  • Find a mentor. Find someone who is doing what you want to do. You can search on LinkedIn to get connected and network with others in your field who are also passionate about what they do. Talk to your professors and pick their brains as to why they chose the career they did. Once you find a mentor, everything can change. You become more motivated to succeed in something you love doing because you have someone who makes the experience a million times better.

 

Community Events 

Meet Your CA — November 2–3 — Do you know your CA? If you don’t, have no fear! The CAs will be walking their zones and introducing themselves to all of their residents. This is the perfect opportunity to ask your CA questions.

IU vs. Wisconsin — November 4 — Catch the IU vs. Wisconsin game in the game room. GO HOOSIERS!

Hoosier Face-off — November 4 — Who has the most school spirit? We’ll be the judge of that! Post pictures of you and your friends in your IU gear to our Facebook page for the chance to win a prize.

S’mores — November 9 — Join us in the office and enjoy a sweet s’more that was prepared by one of your even sweeter CAs!

Friendsgiving — November 17 — Stop by the office and pick up a Friendsgiving-themed snack. Let us show you we’re thankful to have you all as residents!

Blood Drive — November 29 — Didn’t get the chance to register ahead of time for our blood drive? That’s OK! We’ll also be accepting walk-in donations. The bus will be parked by the tennis courts located near the leasing office. Blood may be scary, but don’t be afraid to stop by!