“Roses are red, violets are blue, in this new year, may all of your dreams come true!”

— Unknown

The Armstrong team wishes you a happy new year! As the new semester approaches, we wish you all the best with your classes and remember — spring break is around the corner.

 

 

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.

Start Now

Written by Megan McCollum

You’ve conquered your final exams, spent time with family, and brought in the new year with friends. But now what? How do you ensure that you’ll be at the top of your game with a new course load when you’re so used to relaxing at home?

Here’s a hint: Start now. Buy your books, find your classrooms, spend some time cleaning your room and clearing your desk.

As the fall semester probably taught you, college flies by. There’s no time to slowly ease back into it — take a deep breath, prepare your mind, and dive in. Don’t just take it day by day; create a study schedule, make some friends and form a study group, and talk to your advisor and get to know them.

There are thousands of resources at your fingertips just waiting to be used. For example, places to study. Trying to focus in your bedroom with your roommates around and electronics everywhere is hard, so take advantage of your property’s clubhouses and study rooms, as well as places on campus.

Once you’ve found your perfect study place, it’s time to use the resources available to you. College students today rely on technology for almost everything, from textbooks to full online courses and online study materials. There are even some apps that can be used to help you study, such as iTunes U and Brainscape. If you aren’t using your cell phone to study, turn it off — social media will be there when you’re done, but your professor won’t wait around for you to learn.

If you find yourself procrastinating, take a deep breath, and ask yourself why this assignment is important. Don’t ask why you don’t want to do it; ask yourself what you will benefit from it. Ask yourself what you can learn, and why it’s meaningful.

Reward yourself with something you can truly withhold from yourself if you don’t complete the task. Offering yourself candy or saying you won’t go to that show if you don’t write your paper isn’t meaningful enough to motivate you. Find something you truly want, and when you reward yourself, notice how it feels.

Don’t settle for less. Don’t wait for things to just work out. Start now.

 

Community Events

Back-to-School Breakfast — Tuesday, January 16 from 8:30–10 a.m. — The first day of class can be stressful on its own. Don’t go out there with an empty stomach! Meet us in the office and by the bus stop for free breakfast.

Thirsty Thursday — Thursday, January 18 from 3–4 p.m. — Put a review on our Facebook page, then comment on our Thirsty Thursday post with your favorite slush flavor from Sonic, and we’ll deliver it to your front door!

Back to Life, Back to Reality — Monday, January 22 from 7–8:30 p.m. — Like trivia games and winning free stuff? If so, create a team of four people and meet us at the business center to win free school supplies!

Waffle Bar — Saturday, January 27 from 9:30 a.m.–noon — Want waffles? Stop by the newly renovated study room, formerly known as the game room, and build your own waffle!

 

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