Let’s welcome back football season! We hope everyone has settled into their new home and has planned out their semester at school. We’ll be hosting events this month to introduce you to your neighbors and become part of The Villas community.
You can get a $500 referral bonus if you refer someone to live with us! We have availability in our two-, three-, and four-bedroom homes. If you have someone in mind, tell them to:
- Contact the office at (225) 364-2922.
- Tell the staff member your name as the resident who referred them.
- Ask us if we have any specials for them.
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.
- Rent is due on the 1st of each month. Late fees will be assessed per the late fee schedule in your lease. If you have questions, contact the office.
- Pets must be registered. Failure to do so will result in a warning and a fine assessed per your lease agreement.
- Louisiana law requires dogs to be on a leash at all times. If your pet is not on a leash, you will be fined $250.
- Guests must be accompanied by residents to use the media room, conference room, pool, or volleyball court.
Tips on 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’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’re 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.
LSU Career Fair — September 6–7 — Need tips on how to prepare for the Career Fair? Follow us on social media and find out the best way to present yourself!
Grocery Bingo — September 13 @ 6 p.m. — Need some food? We got you! Come play Grocery Bingo with us in the clubhouse.
LSU vs. Miss. State (Away Game) — September 16 — Come watch the LSU game with us in the movie theater or, if weather permits, outside by the pool.
Social Media Contest — September 18 — Want dinner on us? Be on the lookout for how you could win dinner for your home!
Southern University vs. Alcorn State (Away Game) — September 23 — We’ll also be hosting the SU game in the movie theater or poolside. Follow us on social media to stay up to date.
Banner Week — September 25–29 — Show us your school spirit! Create a banner to hang in front of your home, and you could win dinner on us. Banners are to be hung on your house by Friday, September 29 @ 4 p.m.