Hey residents! The fall term is ending, and finals are right around the corner. But once the rush is over, we can all look forward to a long and well-deserved winter break. The lounges are available for your studying needs, plus your TC Community Assistants will be putting on many events throughout the month to allow everyone to relax and have fun between terms. Read on for our event schedule, and we hope to see you at a few of them!
If you have any special requests for the building or for events, feel free to stop by the office and let us now. We love to hear from you guys so we can make Titan Court a fun and friendly home for everyone!
Reminders & Updates
- Come to the office today and let us know if you have gotten a new phone number, email, or way of contacting you. We love to keep in contact with our residents and make sure that everyone is up to date with events, rent, and everything we have happening at Titan Court.
- Don’t forget to pay your rent before the 4th at 10 p.m. to avoid any late fees! You can pay online at titancourt. com, or bring a check or money order to the office. Money orders can be purchased at your bank, 7-Eleven, Walmart, or any other local store. If we aren’t in the office, we have a dropbox located right outside of our office door.
- Also, we have a lot of unclaimed packages down in the office, so if you’re expecting something, come swing by and see if we have your items.
Learn. Celebrate. Observe. Grow.
The month of December marks a number of religious and cultural holidays. During this season, we encourage you to learn more about your friends and neighbors as we celebrate the differences that make us unique and the similarities that bring us together in our communities.
- December 8 is Bodhi Day. This Buddhist holiday commemorates the day the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, reached enlightenment under the Bodhi tree at Bodhgaya, India.
- December 12 is Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This day honors the belief that Jesus’ mother Mary appeared to a man in Mexico City in 1531.
- December 12 is also the Prophet’s Birthday, or Mawlid as it is commonly known in Muslim culture. The day celebrates the birth of the prophet, Muhammad.
- December 16–24 is Las Posadas. During this nine-day celebration — celebrated chiefly in Mexico, Guatemala, and the southwestern United States — the trials Mary and Joseph endured during their journey to Bethlehem are reenacted.
- December 21 is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day and the longest night of the year. Worldwide, this has been recognized in various ways across cultures, including many focused on rebirth and renewal.
- December 24–January 1 is Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights. This eight-day Jewish holiday is observed by lighting candles on a menorah, one for each day of the festival.
- December 25 is Christmas, an important holiday in the Christian religion representing the birth of Jesus Christ. It is traditionally celebrated with gift giving and candle lighting.
- December 26–January 1 is Kwanzaa, a weeklong African-American celebration started by Maulana Karenga in 1966 to celebrate universal African heritage in African-American culture. It is observed by lighting candles each day to represent each of the holiday’s seven core principles, culminating in a feast and gift giving.
We wish each of you a wonderful month and an enjoyable winter break!
Community Event Calendar
- Dec. 4 @ 8 p.m. — Build your own terrarium in the community room.
- Dec. 6 @ 9 a.m. — Grab a cup of fresh coffee from the community room before finals!
- Dec. 8 @ 6 p.m. — Pizza delivery to your door — cheese and pepperoni!
- Dec. 9 @ 7 p.m. — Come hang out at Happa Restaurant with us!
- Dec. 11 @ 9 a.m. — Sunday Pancakes: Join us for a good, old-fashioned Sunday breakfast of pancakes and the works in the community room. Pajamas encouraged!
- Dec. 11 — Foosball match in the community room.
- Dec. 13 from 6–8 p.m. — Hot dog eating contest in the community room — with a Visa card prize!
- Dec. 17 from 5–6 p.m. — Origami night in the community room.
- Dec. 18 from 4–5 p.m. — Make your own gingerbread house in the community room.