Friday, October 31, 2008

College Courtyard Apartments November 2008 Newsletter

Nevada Men’s Football Schedule

Fresno State November 7
San Jose State November 15
Boise State November 22
Louisiana Tech November 29

Nevada Men’s Basketball Schedule

San Francisco State November 8
Montana State November 15
San Diego November 18
Oregon State November 22
Pacific November 26

Nevada Women’s Basketball Schedule

Sonoma State November 7
Eastern Washington November 14
Cal November 16
BYU November 18
UNLV November 21
St Mary’s November 23
Northern Iowa November 28
Nugget Classic November 29/30
(Home games in bold)

Message from Rebecca

The College Courtyard Apartments are gated for your protection. Some of you appear to be our “gatekeeper” as you continually open the gate for anyone and everyone. This is dangerous and a violation of your lease. By opening the gate to strangers you are accepting liability for any damage or injury that occurs on the property or to our residents. Guests can “buzz” for entrance and only the resident should make the decision as to whether they want that person to enter the complex. There is always the chance that the resident is not home and then we have strangers roaming about the building. Please do not open the gate for strangers and do not let strangers enter through the gate as you enter or exit the building.

Watch Your Step

As winter arrives we must be ready for inclement weather and especially snowstorms. Please be careful and watch your step if a snowstorm should occur. We shovel snow and sand the sidewalks and steps after every storm but you should be cautious never the less. The sidewalk on the north side of the building gets little sun in the winter and the steep hill can be treacherous. Please be careful.

Useless Fact: The strike note of the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is e-flat.

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. We are working with the City of Reno and we hope that a traffic light can be installed in the near future.

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No Beer Kegs

Beer kegs are strictly forbidden at the College Courtyard Apartments. Kegs are not allowed on the courtyard or in individual apartments. All of your leases clearly state that large gatherings are prohibited. Kegs are only for large gatherings. Please be aware that if you bring a keg onto the property we will begin eviction proceedings immediately

Useless Fact: There is enough water in American swimming pools to cover the whole city of San Francisco seven feet deep.

Need More Storage Space?

The College Courtyard has storage lockers available for rent for only $25 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 Rebecca for more information.


The College Courtyard Apartments are non-smoking student residences. Smoking is prohibited in the apartments, on the walkways, balconies and the courtyard. Guests entering the apartments with a cigarette may extinguish them in the urns by the front gate.

Useless fact: Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day.

Reserved Parking

Only residents may park in the garage and only in their assigned spaces. Cars that are parked in spaces not assigned to them will be booted and there is an $80 fee to remove the boot. If someone is in your assigned parking space call 691-8290 and a boot will be placed on the car. It is your responsibility if you change cars or have a different license plate number to inform Rebecca. If your license number is not on file in the office your car may be booted.

More uselessness: A catfish has about 100,000 taste buds.

Useless Fact: An American chews an average of 300 sticks of gum in a year.


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.

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.

More Uselessness: After chocolate and vanilla, orange is considered the world's most favorite flavor.

For Your Safety

The safety of our residents is of the highest priority. The College Courtyard Apartments are under 24-hour video surveillance and all entrances are gated. You can do your part to make sure the College Courtyard Apartments are a secure and safe place to live. Never give your key or garage transmitter to others. Report any damage or repairs that may be necessary to maintain safe conditions. That would include lights out in the common areas, parking garage, stairwells, front entrance and laundry rooms.

More Useless Facts: The average life span of a peasant during the medieval ages was 25 years.

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.

More Useless Facts: Earthworms have 5 hearts.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Vote for Change

Early voting is now available. You may vote on campus at the Joe Crowley Student Union on the fourth floor Room 420 (near the ballroom).