While living in Columbia,  you’ll see some crazy temperature fluctuations that make it pretty hard to adjust your air conditioning accordingly. Here are a few tips to help ensure that your AC is running efficiently.

As temperatures cool down, make sure that the outside temperature is higher than what you are trying to set the inside of your apartment to. That being said if it is 65 degrees outside, do not have your A/C set at 65 degrees. Open a window to achieve the cooler temperature. Failing to do so may cause a higher utility bill or damage your A/C unit. If you have any questions, you can always call the office at (803) 939-9209.

Special Highlight

Please note: If you are having trouble with the cable box in your individual room, you need to reach out to Spectrum for assistance; maintenance can only assist you with the cable box in your living room.

Reminders & Updates

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Happy October!

We hope you’ve had a good start to the semester! Everyone should be settled in by now and ready to take on the school year. October will be packed with events and a special Resident Appreciation Week planned from October 2–6, so be sure to look at the events section in this newsletter.

Renewal rates and new lease rates are ready! Please stop by the front desk so we can answer any questions you have in regard to renewing your lease — we’re happy to help.

Get involved. Get ahead.

Did you know students who are involved outside of the classroom are more successful in their academic pursuits? If you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to find opportunities to get involved on campus and in the local community. Your campus’ student activities office is a great place to start to find out about clubs, organizations, and campus events. You can also connect with our team to find ways to get connected. Whether it’s the chess club or intramural football, or volunteering at a local shelter, we would love to help you find ways to get involved both at your Campus Advantage community and on campus.

How are we doing?

Have you filled out your resident satisfaction survey yet? Please take a moment to let us know how we’re doing! Simply visit http://ratemy.community. We are always working to improve your experiences!

Community Events

Porch Decorating Contest — All Month — It’s that time of year again. Get together with your roomies and decorate your porch for Halloween. The best porch will be judged on October 31 at 7 p.m., and the winners will receive a $50 gift card.

Redtail Tackles Deceased Farms — PENDING/TBD — **Signups for attendance are required.** Hop on the shuttle to attend one of the scariest haunted houses in South Carolina! Transportation will be provided as well as admission. The shuttle will leave Redtail at 8:30 p.m. and leave Deceased Farms at 11 p.m.

Pumpkin Painting — October 9 @ 7 p.m. — Time to put those decorating skills to the test. Come to the office and paint a mini pumpkin. 

Halloween Makeup Class — October 17 @ 7 p.m. — Anyone need makeup tips for Halloween? Stop by the office for Redtail’s very own Halloween makeup class. We’ll have plenty of tips to make sure your costume is tiptop!

Costume Contest — October 24–31 — Who loves to dress up? EVERYONE when it’s October! We’ll be holding a costume contest for our residents AND their pets. Tag us on Instagram for entry. We will close entries at midnight on October 31.