Fall is on its way, which also means the start of many things: hurricane season, football season, and giveback giveaways! This month, we’ll host many events aimed at easing your transition from summer activities to successful student!

Special Highlight 

  • Maintenance is diligently working to complete your work orders in a timely fashion. To help expedite this process, ensure that all affected areas that will need to be accessed are tidy. If you own a pet, please keep them in a kennel in your absence. This is for the safety of your pet and our staff. Thank you.
  • You may place work orders through your online portal accounts. If you have any further questions, please call the office.
  • If you need any assistance with your internet and/or cable, call Cox Community Care at (855) 512-8876 or visit the online support at cox.com/communitycare.

Reminders & Updates

  • Be sure to follow all our social media accounts. We’ll be posting updates about resident events, office closures, and maintenance updates.
  • Want to find out how to get free rent in October? Call the leasing office at (225) 663-6477.
  • Pet Owners:
    • You must register any pets to your lease.
    • All pets must be on a leash when out and about.
    • No pets are allowed at the pool.
    • Please pick up after your pooch! We have pet stations with doggie bags scattered throughout the property for you to utilize.

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

Share and Care Clothing Drive — All Month — Cleaning out your closet following summer? We have the perfect cause. Donate all of your dated deeds to our annual clothing drive to help those less fortunate in the greater Baton Rouge area.

LSU vs. Auburn Watch Party — September 15 from 2–6 p.m. — It’s game day to all of our Tiger friends! Come cheer on the purple and geaux-ld with your neighbors! Plenty of food, music, and fun for all to share.

Front Porch Friday — September 21 from 4–7 p.m. — Hungry? Be sure to comment on our Instagram post with your apartment number so we can deliver some hot Rotolo’s pizza right to your front door! It’s our goal to build a sense of community. We encourage you to get to know your neighbors!

Care Package Delivery — September 24 from 5–7 p.m. — We know juggling the semester with socials can be difficult, and we want to make it easier for you! We’re coming to you with premade school survival kits! Here at The Lodges, we always put our students first!

Double Tap Derby — September 26 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. — We’re taking over Instagram with a special giveaway to one lucky resident! Be sure to get all your friends involved — the more, the merrier!

Birthday Bash — September 30, All Day — Another year older, another year wiser! We’re celebrating our residents with September birthdays! Come pick up a special birthday treat from Cupcake Allie!

 

 

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