We’re excited to welcome you all into our community and to start the school year off right. We have some fun events planned to help everyone ease back into the school year and to help cheer on Spartan football. It’s our goal to make your experience here at Hannah Lofts one you’ll remember. Contact the leasing office to find out more and, as always, please let us know if we can do anything to make your stay at Hannah Lofts more enjoyable. Go Green!
You can put in work orders online 24/7 at www.liveathannah.com. Please remember to call the office for a maintenance emergency.
Please remember to keep our community clean and properly dispose of your trash in the designated trash receptacles. You will be fined if you fail to do so. If you leave trash on your door step or outside the trash compactor rooms, you will be fined! Also, don’t forget to visit our pet stations to properly dispose of pet waste. We have installed turf in the courtyard by the hot tub, so be sure to not take your pet out for the bathroom there.
Reminders & Updates
Just a reminder that the leasing office is open 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. on Friday, and noon–4:00 p.m. on the weekends. The campus shuttle will begin running August 29 and 30 from noon–4:00 p.m. up to Grand River, and will begin running its normal campus route starting on August 31. The shuttle will be running from 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. on Friday. The shuttle will also run Thursday through Saturday nights from 10:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m. up to Grand River.
If you have an emergency maintenance request or have been locked out of your apartment after business hours, please call the after-hours number at (517) 333-7730.
Perhaps one of the greatest advantages of living in a Campus Advantage community is the opportunity to live and work closely with all types of people. We know that living with roommates isn’t always easy, whether you moved in with friends or were matched up with new people. Either way, it’s perfectly normal to have the occasional roommate conflict, and there’s actually a lot to be gained from handling a difficult situation maturely and respectfully.
We want to make sure you have the tools to handle these situations should they arise, so check out the tips below to ensure you and your roommates have the best living experience possible this year:
- Schedule a roommate meeting: Set up a time for all roommates to get together and have a proactive conversation about each person’s preferences and expectations when it comes to cleanliness, guests, sleeping/study times, the use of others belongings or food, etc.
- Be open minded: You and your roommates may be very different, and that’s OK! Stay open minded and positive about your roommates’ views and experiences, and you may end up learning a lot about them and yourself in the process.
- Give each other space: Even though your apartment is made for multiple people, everyone appreciates having space to themselves once in a while. Make sure you are sharing time in common areas and respecting each other’s privacy.
- When in doubt, talk it out: Most problems can be solved by just talking through the issue before it gets out of hand. If something is seriously bugging you about one of your roommates, bring it to them in a mature one-on-one conversation before bringing in other roommates or escalating the situation. Passive-aggressive behaviors won’t help.
- Divide responsibilities: While every roommate should commit to cleaning up after themselves, determine the best way to divide other responsibilities, such as taking out the trash, vacuuming, cleaning the kitchen, etc., to ensure everyone plays their part.
- Use conflict resolution backup: While talking can usually fix an issue in its early stages, sometimes a more structured approach is necessary. If you’ve tried and feel your efforts aren’t helping resolve an issue between roommates, reach out to your Community Assistant or the management team to help you brainstorm options. The management team is trained and willing to help conduct a roommate mediation process, if necessary, but is also happy to provide you with tips and tools to handle it yourself.
We want you to have a successful living experience while at our community, but we know that living with roommates can mean an occasional difference of opinion. When roommates decide to communicate their expectations, listen and try to understand each other, and care about each other’s well-being — the many great memories you make will outweigh any small conflict you may have.
Community Events Calendar
Please join us for the following events in September:
- September Birthday Celebration — Treat yourself!
- Resume-Building Workshop — Prepare for all of the major career fairs coming up!
- MSU vs. Notre Dame Football Viewing Party — Cheer on the Spartans with some food and friends.
- Popcorn Monday — Beat the Monday blues with a nice snack in the clubhouse.
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