We hope that you are looking forward to spending time with friends and family this holiday season. For those of our residents who will be taking final exams, we wish you luck. Remember to eat well, stay hydrated, and get some sleep. You can do it! Winter break is within reach.
We also hope that you have enjoyed living at The Depot thus far and would love to speak with you about extending your stay with us for the 2016–2017 year. Remember, we’re offering a $500 incentive to renew today and are still running our $250 refer-a-friend special. Between now and December 11, 2015, you can lock in the best concession guarantee, meaning if a better concession is offered on your style unit after you sign, you’re eligible to receive the better concession. If you are currently residing in a four-bedroom unit and all of your roommates renew or you bring in new leases to fill the entire four-bedroom apartment, you each receive an additional $150. Offers are subject to change, please see office for details.
’Tis the season — we welcome you to get into the holiday spirit, but want to remind you that no live trees are permitted in the facility.
We are rolling into winter time in lovely Ohio — please ensure that your thermostats are set to at least 60 degrees to avoid pipes freezing. Work together with your roommates to manage electricity charges as you begin using your heat.
If you’ll be leaving for extended periods of time over the holiday, please make sure that you don’t leave any perishable foods in the refrigerator or trash. Place any dirty dishes in the dishwasher, and turn off appliances and lights/fans. Please don’t leave any holiday lights on within your unit while you are away, and make sure you lock your bedroom and apartment doors on the way out.
We’ll be completing quarterly maintenance inspections of all units on property from December 15–23. This is simply an FYI; our staff will be managing everything necessary for the inspections.
Reminders & Updates
We have been continuing to work hard to provide you the best possible living experience. If you should have any concerns related to your stay with us, please stop by the leasing office during office hours. You may also contact us after hours at 234-738-0080.
Just a friendly reminder, only those who have a parking permit and those who have received a 24-hour guest pass from the leasing office are permitted to park in the parking garage. All other vehicles are subject to towing at the owner’s expense.
When paying rent or electricity overages, please remember that we cannot accept cash. Acceptable payments include check, money order, or online payment.
With finals week approaching for many residents in the month of December, we ask that you be respectful of others and limit noise in the common spaces and your apartment.
Learn. Celebrate. Observe. Grow.
The month of December marks a number of religious and cultural holidays. During this season, we encourage you to learn more about your friends and neighbors as we celebrate the differences that make us unique and the similarities that bring us together in our communities.
- December 6–14 is Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights. This eight-day Jewish holiday is observed by lighting candles on a menorah, one for each day of the festival.
- December 8 is Bodhi Day. This Buddhist holiday commemorates the day the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, reached enlightenment under the Bodhi tree at Bodhgaya, India.
- December 12 is Feast Day at Our Lady of Guadalupe. This day honors the belief that Jesus’ mother Mary appeared to a man in Mexico City in 1531.
- December 16–24 is Las Posadas. During this nine-day celebration — celebrated chiefly in Mexico, Guatemala and the southwestern United States — the trials Mary and Joseph endured during their journey to Bethlehem are reenacted.
- December 22 is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day and the longest night of the year. Worldwide, this has been recognized in various ways across cultures, including many focused on rebirth and renewal.
- December 25 is Christmas, an important holiday in the Christian religion representing the birth of Jesus Christ. It is traditionally celebrated with gift giving and candle lighting.
- December 26–January 1 is Kwanzaa, a weeklong African-American celebration started by Maulana Karenga in 1966 to celebrate universal African heritage in African-American culture. It is observed by lighting candles each day to represent each of the holiday’s seven core principles, culminating in a feast and gift giving.
We wish each of you a wonderful month and an enjoyable winter break!
Community Events Calendar
December 9 from 6:00–8:00 p.m. — Holiday Open House
Deck the halls with The Depot, and bring your friends to join the fun. Refreshments will be available, as will tours of the facility. Round up your favorite elves who want to become Depot residents next year for some holiday cheer.
December 14 from 9:00–11:00 a.m. — Finals Week Breakfast on the Go
Grab the most important meal of the day before you head to campus. There’s no better way to prepare for your finals than with a tasty treat!
December 15 from 5:00–7:00 p.m. — Snowman Soup
Make Snowman Soup and warm up for finals week. Hot cocoa and cookies will be provided. Come and enjoy a break from studying with us!