It’s already October, and the new term has started! We’re so excited for the fun month ahead. Make sure you are studying hard for your classes and taking the time to discover our beautiful city of Eugene. Also, make sure to check out Spencer Butte, downtown Eugene, Valley River Center, and so much more. We’re excited for the memories that October will bring. Study hard, and enjoy the beauty of fall!
Is there an event you would like to see at Titan Court? Come down and share your ideas in our event box. Once a month, we’ll choose an event from the box, and if we choose yours, you’ll get a gift card from the staff at Titan Court! We would love to see and hear what you want to see happening here at Titan Court.
Reminders & Updates
Come to the office today and let us know if you have gotten a new phone number, email, or other form 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 10:00 p.m. to avoid late fees! You can pay online at www.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.
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 is 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 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 aside time to get together and have proactive conversations about everyone’s preferences and expectations regarding 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 some space to call their own. Make sure you share time in common areas and respect each other’s privacy.
- When in doubt, talk it out — Most problems can be solved by just talking through the issue before they get 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.
- Divide responsibilities — While every roommate should commit to cleaning up after themselves, determine the best way to divide responsibilities, such as taking out the trash, vacuuming, cleaning the kitchen, etc., to ensure everyone does 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. We’re trained and willing to help conduct a roommate mediation process if necessary, but are also happy to help provide you with tips and tools to handle things 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 for each other’s well-being. The many great memories you make will outweigh any small conflict you may have.
Community Events Calendar
Take a Fish Home — October 1
Come to the office, and take a fish home with you as your new pet!
Donate your coins to help Breast Cancer Awareness. The floor with the winning amount wins a pizza party! We’ll announce the winner at our DIY Pumpkin Decorating event.
College Majors — October 8 @ 7:00 p.m.
Find out some possible careers for you as you start the new term!
DIY Pumpkin Decorating — October 14 @ 6:30 p.m.
Release your artsy side! Decorate your apartment with pumpkins that you create.
Titan Court Coffee Shop — October 19 @ 8:00 a.m.
Learn 10 different ways to make coffee in the community room! Bring your favorite mug or use one provided by Titan Court.
Haunted Hallways — starts October 23
Decorate your front door for Halloween! The winner will be announced at the Halloween Extravaganza and receive a fun prize.
Halloween Extravaganza — October 29 @ 7:00 p.m.
Celebrate Halloween with the Titan Court staff and the LCC International Program. There will be pumpkin carving, pizza, and a costume contest!