Welcome back residents! We hope you all are well rested and rejuvenated. It’s a new year, and that means new beginnings. So, whether you want to shed a few holiday pounds in our state-of-the-art fitness center, or get a jump-start on this semester’s studying in a quiet study room, The Knox has you covered! Lastly, we know that January marks a new semester with new course work, so take a break and enjoy yourself at one of the many events we’ll be hosting throughout the month.

 

Special Highlight

  • We have limited spots available for fall, so renew today to save your spot at The Knox!
  • Smoking in your apartment is NOT allowed. Doing so can carry a fine of $100 per resident and lead to eviction with additional fines of $250 per resident. There is no smoking allowed in the lobby, clubhouse, parking garage, stairwells, elevator, or within 30 feet of any entry door to the buildings.
  • We now have a courtesy officer who patrols the property from 10:00 p.m.–6:00 a.m.
  • Pet waste stations are located on the first floor dog run and on Laurel Avenue by the gated entrance. If you have not registered your pet, please do so immediately to avoid any fines.
  • Trash chutes are located at the end of every floor in Building One. Any trash left outside will result in fines.

 

Reminders & Updates

-Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., and Sunday from 1:00–5:00 p.m.

– Electricity bills are split per the number of residents in each apartment. Bills will be posted to your account by the 1st of each month, so please make your payment when you pay your monthly installment. Remember, you can write one check for rent and electricity charges. If you have any questions, see the management office.

-Locked out of your apartment, neighbors being loud, or have an emergency? Please call the Community Assistant on call at (865) 297-4455 for any after-hours emergencies. Available seven days a week!

– Rent payments: Rent is due on the 1st of the month, and late fees will be applied on the 5th at 8:30 a.m.

– If you have any questions regarding the payment portal or about your account, please see Megan White, our AGM, or email her at mwhite@livetheknox.com.

– For any resident/roommate conflict-related issues, study room reservation requests, or event idea submissions, please contact one of our Community Assistants at leasing@livetheknox.com.

 

Turning Resolutions into Reality

Did you know that only 8% of people are successful in keeping their New Year’s resolutions? While that may sound discouraging, there are some very practical ways to beat the odds and see success this year! Whether you make New Year’s resolutions or are one of the 38% of Americans who absolutely never makes them, anyone will benefit from a commitment to continuous improvement. Here are some tips for a successful 2017 — and beyond:

Define your “why”: Whether your goal is to improve your GPA or get in better shape, create a “why” statement for any goal you have. Achieving goals can be challenging, so make sure you stay motivated by keeping the purpose in mind!

Write it down: According to numerous studies, the simple act of writing down your goals increases your likelihood of success significantly. When you write down your goals, make them specific and measurable, and put your goals somewhere you will see them.

Tell a friend: Another factor shown to increase your likelihood of success is telling a friend about your goals. You increase success even more when you share progress reports with them.

Take action: Always ask the simple and powerful question, “Is what I am doing getting me closer to where I want to be?” If the answer is yes, keep going! If no, try to make progress by taking even a small step in the right direction.

Enjoy the journey: Remember that much of the benefit of intentional improvement comes in the process, so take time to reflect, assess, and enjoy the journey!

As a resident at a Campus Advantage community, we are committed to much more than providing you a great place to live. Our mission is also to help create rewarding living, learning, and career experiences. Whether it’s referring you to a campus resource or just talking through your goals with someone on our team, please let us know how we can help you make this the best year yet!

 

Community Events Calendar

Relay For Life Raffle — All Month — Stop by the office and purchase a $1 raffle ticket. At the end of the month, we’ll have a drawing to see who wins our BIG Prize! The prize will be announced the second week of January.

Welcome Back Waffle Bar — Thursday, January 5 — What’s a better way to say “welcome back” than with all-you-can-eat waffles! Join The Knox for a breakfast you can’t resist before the first day back at school.

Syllabus Week Kick Back — Thursday, January 19 — After the first full week of school, come celebrate (or mourn) the beginning of a new semester. Either way, we’ll have tons of fun with live music, free food, and prizes!

DIY Dream Board and Goal Wall — Monday, January 23 — It’s a new year —have some goals you want to accomplish? Come down to the clubhouse to make your very own dream board and goal post to hang up in the clubhouse as a reminder of the things you want to achieve.

The Knox is not affiliated with, or sponsored by, or associated with The University of Tennessee or The University of Tennessee Student Housing in any manner.