Happy Holidays!

Here it is, December already! This is the month of final exams. Just remember to take it one step at a time, and don’t let yourself get too stressed out. Get lots of sleep, and be sure to eat some good, healthy meals to fuel your brain. You’ve studied hard all semester — you’ve got this! For those of you traveling over this holiday season, please be safe and have a wonderful time celebrating with your family and friends! We’ll miss you while you’re gone! Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Maintenance Tips

Need something fixed? We can’t fix it if we don’t know it is broken! You can submit a service request in one of two ways: Call the office during regular office hours, or submit online through your resident portal at buckeyevillagemansfield.com/residents. Please keep in mind that our maintenance team has limited hours on weekends, so unless it’s an emergency, don’t be alarmed if your request isn’t handled until Monday.

Also, please remember that all trash must go to the dumpsters. DO NOT let trash pile up in your apartment. This can cause a multitude of problems not limited to smells, bugs, and more.

Reminders & Updates

Here are some tips for a successful year at Buckeye Village:

Rent is due on the 1st of each month! Luckily, you have until the 3rd to pay your rent before late fees begin accruing on the 4th at 8 a.m. Payments can be made via your resident portal or dropped in the rent dropbox in front of the GM’s office — even if it’s after hours. If you have any questions regarding the payment portal or about your account, please see Meredith Boylan or Melissa Miller in the office Monday–Friday.

Locked out of your apartment or have a maintenance emergency? Remember: There is always a Community Assistant on call! Just call (419) 565-6499, and you’ll be connected with the Community Assistant who’ll be able to assist you.

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

Christmas Toy Drive — All Month — We’ll be accepting toys to donate to the area’s local children who are not fortunate enough to receive gifts this holiday season. Please help us by bringing a toy to the clubhouse for us to help the local children have a bright holiday! 

Christmas Movie Marathon — Friday, December 7 from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. — Join us in the clubhouse for an all-day Christmas movie marathon. We’ll have popcorn and snacks while you binge-watch Christmas movies with your roomies.

Breakfast Burrito Monday — Monday, December 10 from 8:30 a.m.–noon — Stop by the clubhouse to build your breakfast burrito. We hope to get your Monday during exam week started off right with some brain fuel to get you going!

Ugly Sweater Day — Thursday, December 13 — Celebrate the holidays right with your favorite ugly sweater! Stop by the clubhouse and we’ll take a picture of you wearing your ugly sweater and post it on our social media. Everyone can vote for their favorite sweater, and whomever wins will get a special prize just in time for Christmas! Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!