The Northgate Staff wants to thank all our renewal residents for staying with us this year, and we also want to celebrate having all our new residents join us for this semester! We just had a week of events for all our residents in August, but we’re going to be having more events in September. If any of you are watching Big Brother, CA Zach is hosting a finale watch party on Sept. 21. If anyone is interested in making their own custom banners, make sure to come out to our DIY Banners event on Sept. 20, and we’ll help you make some messages for your friends. See you there!
- Ten-minute showers can use less water than a full bath.
- To save energy, close blinds during hot hours and open them during the cold.
- Save water by scraping your dishes rather than rinsing them.
- Heating accounts for 90% of energy used by your washer, so wash clothes with cold water to avoid overages.
- Clean your lint trap. The more air flow the dryer has during its process, the shorter it will take to dry, which decreases energy usage.
Reminders & Updates
Rent is due on the 1st of every month, and late fees begin on the 5th. On the 5th, it is $35, and goes up by $5 every day after that. If you have any questions regarding your rent or your account, please contact the office and we’ll be happy to help you out.
We started towing again on August 28. We wanted to remind you that we do enforce towing from 8:00 p.m.–8:00 a.m. every day, so please be aware of where your guests park. We do have the visitor parking lot in the back of the property with 166 spots with 24/7 access, so that’s a great alternative.
If you have an after-hours lockout, noise complaint, or maintenance emergency, please call the office at (407) 366-7474. You will be connected to our live answering service that will connect you to the Community Assistant or maintenance staff on call that will be happy to help you out. *All after-hours lockouts are $25.*
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’s 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 these 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 up a time for all roommates to get together and have a proactive conversation about each person’s preferences and expectations when it comes to 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 space to themselves once in a while. Make sure you are sharing time in common areas and respecting each other’s privacy.
- When in doubt, talk it out: Most problems can be solved by just talking through the issue before it gets 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. Passive-aggressive behaviors won’t help.
- Divide responsibilities: While every roommate should commit to cleaning up after themselves, determine the best way to divide other responsibilities, such as taking out the trash, vacuuming, cleaning the kitchen, etc., to ensure everyone plays 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. The management team is trained and willing to help conduct a roommate mediation process, if necessary, but is also happy to provide you with tips and tools to handle it 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 about each other’s well-being — the many great memories you make will outweigh any small conflict you may have.
Community Events Calendar
Waffle Taco Wednesday — Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 6:30–9:00 p.m.
Join us in the clubhouse, where we’re going to use waffles as taco shells for ice cream sundaes. Residents can put on their own toppings/decorations!
NGL Hot Dog Eating Contest — Friday, Sept. 16 from 2:00–4:00 p.m.
We’re going to be hosting our first Hot Dog Eating Contest outside by the pool! Sign up in the office.
DIY Banners — Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 6:30–9:00 p.m.
Come to the clubhouse to create customized banners for your room!
Big Brother Season Finale — Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 9:30–11:00 p.m.
Join us in the clubhouse to watch the hour-and-a-half season finale of Big Brother!
National Chocolate Milkshake Day — Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 6:30–8:00 p.m.
It’s National Chocolate Milkshake Day. We’ll be making chocolate milkshakes in the clubhouse for everyone to enjoy!
Captain America: Civil War — Thursday, Sept. 29 from 7:00–9:00 p.m.
We’ll be watching Captain America: Civil War in the movie theater and raffling off the movie to a resident!
NGL Pool Party — Friday, Sept. 30 from 1:00–4:00 p.m.
We’re going to be having another pool party for our residents because our opening week pool party went really well!