Sunday, July 01, 2018

College Courtyard Apartments - July 2018 Newsletter


Just Six Weeks until the Fall Semester

Time flies when you’re having fun. We hope you are enjoying your summer. Take pleasure in it quickly as there are only six weeks until the beginning of the fall semester.

College Courtyard Twitter

The College Courtyard Apartments has a Twitter account. Go to twitter.com/collegecourt to follow the latest tweets from the College Courtyard Apartments.

Interesting Fact: There’s only one letter that doesn’t appear in any U.S. state name: Q


More Interestingness: Armadillo shells are bulletproof.


Street Parking

If you park on Seminary Street, remember to pick up your new street parking permit from the office. . The permits issued last year expired on June 30, 2018. Permits will only be given to students who have signed a new lease. Students who park on the street and will be leaving in August will be given a spot in the garage. We don’t want to you get a ticket so please stop by the office and get your new permit.

 Message from Phyllis

July rent is now due. If you are leaving us in August, pay only half of the July rent as we will apply your last month’s rent to the rest of the July and the first half of August. If you are staying with us, thank you, and pay the full amount as normal.

Interesting Fact: A cow-bison hybrid is called a “beefalo”.


Parking is Free and Easy

As many of you have heard, the University of Nevada continues to increase the parking fees on campus. The University has parking fee increases scheduled every year for the next five years. Fortunately, the residents of the College Courtyard Apartments don’t have to worry about these increases. Our residents enjoy free parking that is close to the campus. With our students, instead of driving round and round looking for a parking space you can have another 20 minutes of precious sleep. That’s a real bonus and another benefit of living at the College Courtyard.

No Hover Boards

Until a safe hover board is manufactured, they are banned from the College Courtyard Apartments. These devices have proved to be dangerous——especially when being charged. Having a hover board in your apartment could lead to eviction.

 Interesting Fact: Firefighters use wetting agents to make water wetter.

 Interesting Fact: Octopuses lay 56,000 eggs at a time.

Vacuum

A vacuum is available for your use. If you wish to borrow our vacuum it can be checked out at the office. Please return the vacuum immediately after use, as other students may need to use it.

More Interesting Facts: Kleenex tissues were originally intended for gas masks.


Need Storage For The Summer?

The College Courtyard has storage lockers available for rent for only $30 per month. The 4’ by 5’ lockers are located on the second and third floors. These storage lockers are a great place to store skis, bicycles, or camping equipment. See Phyllis for more information.

Please Don’t Drink and Drive

For your safety and the safety of others, please don’t drink and drive. Your futures are too bright to be wasted by a DUI or worse. Get a designated driver, walk or call an Uber but please do not get behind the wheel of a car while under the influence.

Interesting Fact: Blue whales eat half a million calories in one mouthful.

Interesting Fact: That tiny pocket in jeans was designed to store pocket watches.

Fitness Center

The Wiegand Fitness Center is now open and is a short walk from the College Courtyard Apartments——just across from the Joe.

Interesting fact: Thanks to 3D printing, NASA can basically “email” tools to astronauts.

Interesting Fact: "What in tarnation?" is literally just another way of saying, "What the hell?"

Interesting Fact: The last letter added to the English alphabet wasn't Z — it was the letter J.

Watch the Gate

Please be very careful when driving through the garage gate. If the gate is going down, DO NOT try to slip under the gate. Once the gate begins to go down it will not stop if you press the button on the garage gate opener. It will only stop when it hits something and it could do considerable damage to both your car and the gate if this occurs. The gate is set to stay up an adequate amount of time for one car. You will be held responsible for any damage if the camera shows that you tried to slip through the gate inappropriately.

Laundry Rooms

Please be considerate of your neighbors and do not leave your clothes in the washers or dryers unattended after the washing and drying cycle

No Stacked Parking

Some of our neighboring apartment complexes (to the west and north) have stacked/tandem parking. One car is parked in front of the other. Can you imagine needing to go somewhere and the owner of the car behind you is nowhere to be found? That won't happen at the College Courtyard. All of our residents have single garage or permit street parking.

Security is Important

Security at the College Courtyard Apartments is a priority. All of our entrances are under 24 hour video surveillance. Recently we installed additional gates and barriers to make the complex even more secure. At night the College Courtyard Apartments are very well lit and there are no dark corners. We encourage our residents to monitor carefully who is buzzed into the courtyard.

Look Both Ways

It is very important that all of you be careful when crossing Sierra Street. Even though the crosswalk is well marked many drivers are speeding or not paying attention to pedestrians.

Interesting Fact:  Paper bags aren't any better for the environment than plastic ones.

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