The holidays are here, and New Year’s is around the corner! We hope the holidays are merry and that your new year is even better. Not to mention, the semester is coming to an end! The Armstrong team hopes your semester is going as planned. As always, come and enjoy yourself at the events we have planned for you!

P.S. Every Wednesday throughout December, stop by the office for our hot chocolate bar!

Special Highlight

Renew! Renew! Renew!

Keep in mind that rent is due on the 1st and is late on the 5th.

Pets need to be registered! There is a non-refundable pet deposit of $250. Any resident who violates this portion of their lease will be charged an additional $100.

If you have any maintenance issues, you can submit a maintenance request by calling the front office at (225) 767-5585 or logging in to your portal.

Reminders & Updates

Office hours are Monday–Friday from 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m., and Sunday from noon–4 p.m.

Tips to Help You Through Finals Week

The time that you’ve been dreading all semester is here: final exams. This is a very stressful time for everyone, so remember to take a minute just for you.

Studies have shown that when you take one minute just for yourself every 30 minutes, your grades will improve. Cramming has proven not to work because you’re stressed, exhausted, and less likely to absorb everything that you’re trying to learn. Taking a minute just for you will allow you to breathe and reset your mind as you continue to study.

After your minute, make sure to take 10 more minutes to review what you’ve learned, and then 20 more minutes of new information before you take another break.

Just thinking about final exams gets stressful, so make sure to breathe and prepare the right way. Whether you’re writing papers, presenting, or taking an exam, preparation is the best way to get an A.

Here are some professor-approved study tips:

  • Drink water, not soda or energy drinks.
  • Eat fruits and veggies to give you natural energy.
  • Turn your phone off as you study to lessen distractions.
  • Find a study partner so you can quiz each other.
  • Use the on-campus tutoring centers or peer-led groups.
  • Talk to your professors! It shows that you care and are trying to do well.
  • Make sure to eat a good breakfast the day of your exam. It truly is the most important meal of the day.

As a member of the Campus Advantage team, we want to do all we can to help you succeed! Make sure to stop by your local front office to see what resources or events they have to help you during this stressful week. We know that all of you are going to do amazing on your final exams!

Community Events

MUGnificent — Friday, December 1 from 7–9 p.m. — DIY event! Meet us in the game room to decorate mugs! Then throw them in the oven to complete your newly decorated mug.

Christmas Karaoke — Tuesday, December 5 from 6–7:30 p.m. — Got Christmas spirit? Put on your ugly sweaters and meet us in the game room and enjoy some Christmas tunes with your Armstrong crew! If you’re feeling brave, grab a mic and sing along. The resident with the most Christmas spirit wins a DIY Christmas cookie kit!

Hot Cocoa Holiday Party — Wednesday, December 6 from 6–7 p.m. — Who doesn’t like hot cocoa? Stop by the game room and have hot cocoa with us!

The Holiday Party — Friday, December 8 from 7–9 p.m. — Show us your creative side; come make gingerbread houses with us in the game room!

Christmas Pictures — Saturday, December 9 from 4–6 p.m. — Bring your friends! Bring your roommates! Come take holiday photos on our Christmas-themed backdrop.

Elf — Friday, December 15 from 7–9 p.m. — Do you like holiday movies and snacks? Come watch the movie Elf with The Armstrong team!