With mid-semester approaching, it’s time to seriously think about renewing your lease. Please stop by the leasing office to chat about renewal options. We have some great specials for you right now! To show our appreciation, we have some exciting events happening this month. We hope that you decide to stop by! Team Oliver also wants to wish everyone good luck for midterms week!

Special Highlight 

  • Here at The Oliver, we provide 24/7 on-call emergency maintenance. That means that whenever you have an emergency maintenance problem, you can simply call the office, and you’ll be forwarded to one of our wonderful maintenance technicians who will be there in no time to help you out!
  • For any non-emergency maintenance request, you can either log in to your portal account and submit your service request, or stop by the office and submit your request with one of our Community Assistants.

Reminders & Updates 

Rent is due on the first of every month and can be paid via check, money order, or online payment. WE NO LONGER ACCEPT PARTIAL PAYMENTS.

Intent to vacate forms were delivered to your doors and were due into the office on February 26. If you have not turned it in yet and you don’t intend to renew your lease, please bring it to the leasing office at your earliest convenience.

Soft Skills Make a Difference

A positive attitude and the ability to look someone in the eye while giving a firm handshake can truly set two very similar candidates apart in the job process. In this day and age of hiring and recruiting, we’ve been hearing a lot about soft skills, or people skills, when describing a candidate’s interviewing and hiring process. These are the skills that basically allow you to get along and interact with others in a work and social environment. Your ability to evaluate and hone your people skills should be part of your job prep, just as you ensure your resume is clean and typo-free.

An employee should be able to communicate, listen, share ideas, and interact with people (sometimes difficult people) in a way that demonstrates professionalism at all times. During the interview process, while your resume is showing your credentials, you are inherently demonstrating your soft skills. It takes constructive thought to be the person you want to be in the workplace. It doesn’t just happen by chance — it happens via thoughtful awareness, informed actions, and respectful engagements.

The skills of success, such as being adaptable, being positive, having a willingness to assist, and conveying a strong work ethic, are arguably more important than any degree or credential.

For more success tips and resources from Campus Advantage, visit CareerSuccessPortal.com.

Community Events 

Charms of Luck — March 1–17 — Take a guess and see if you can correctly estimate how many charms are in the jar set up in the leasing office.

Fiesta Friday — March 9 from 4–6 p.m. — Come and enjoy some delicious Mexican food in the clubhouse kitchen for our first-ever Fiesta Friday!

Pi Day — March 14 from 2–4 p.m. — We’ll be serving pizza and an assortment of pies to celebrate pi! The resident who can correctly recite the most digits of pi will get a $14 gift card!

Luck of the Irish — March 17 from 10 a.m.–7 p.m. — Participate in the four-leaf clover scavenger hunt to receive a special St. Patrick’s Day prize! You never know, you might just get a pot of gold!

Grocery Bingo — March 22 from 7:30–8:30 p.m. — Come to the social lounge for your chance at filling your fridge by winning a game of bingo!

Wonka Wednesday — March 28 from 10 a.m.–7 p.m. — Mr. Salt: “What is this, Wonka, some kind of funhouse?” Willy Wonka: “Why? Having fun?” We’ll have an assortment of Willy Wonka candy set out for residents to enjoy!