We hope you’ve had a wonderful semester up to now. Midtown would like to congratulate all of our amazing residents who will be graduating this month. It is a great accomplishment to stay the course and complete your degree. We would also like to wish everyone a happy holiday season and hope that your celebrations are filled with love and merry spirits! Midtown will be hosting a week full of events to bring you holiday cheer. Come out and catch the holiday spirit with us!

Maintenance Tip

Set your AC unit to “auto” to keep it from running up the electricity bill. Also, make sure that all lighting is turned off before you leave for the holidays. Turn off all electronics throughout your apartment if you are going out of town to conserve energy, as well.

Reminders and Updates

Finals week is December 9–12. Make sure you have all of the proper materials for your tests. Also, if you have rented a book, make sure to return it to the bookstore or back to the retailer.

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 Calendar

Gingerbread Cookie Decorating — December 1 from 3–5 p.m. — Come to the clubhouse to decorate a cookie with CA Avery and make you gingerbread man unique!

Holiday Crafts — December 2 from 3–5 p.m. — Love ornaments? Join CA Avery in the clubhouse to make your ornament and put your special touch on it!

Cocoa Gifts — December 3 from 5–7 p.m. — Come to the clubhouse to make a gift for that special person in your life that loves hot cocoa!

Midtown Movie Night: Christmas Edition — December 4 from 7–9 p.m. — Come grab some popcorn and watch a classic with us in the clubhouse!

Holiday Cards — December 5 from 5–7 p.m. — Join us in the clubhouse to decorate a holiday card and send it to someone you care for!

Gingerbread House Party — December 6 from 7–9 p.m. — Come to the clubhouse to battle with your fellow residents to see who can make the best gingerbread house!

Holiday Photos — December 7 from 4–5 p.m. — Dress up and come take photos in the clubhouse on the festive backdrop!