University Commons Blog
Welcome Our New Property Manager: Sara Tuttle
University Housing is thrilled to welcome Sara Tuttle to the team as our new Property Manager. Prior to joining University Housing, Sara served as a Property Manager for Fairfield Homes for five tax credit properties, along with being a Property Manager and Realtor for Dave Hoisington Realty. Sara has been an active Property Manager and Realtor in the Athens area ... Read More
The Ohio University Bucket List for Graduating Seniors
If your time in Athens, Ohio is coming to a close, it’s a good time to take advantage of some opportunities you may have overlooked, or to revel in the things you love to do again and again.
So if you’re graduating this spring or summer, or are looking ahead to next year, here are a few great activities to enjoy!
The Best Ohio University Organizations That Help Students
At University Commons, we regularly post helpful articles on our blog so that our residents can learn about all the great things going on in Athens and also get some worthwhile tips on housing, cleaning, busing, and more.
For this post, we wanted to offer up a list of excellent Ohio University groups dedicated to helping students in a variety ... Read More
Q&A With Colleen Mitchell
- What is your title, what are some of your regular duties and how long have you been working at University Commons? My title is Leasing Agent. Some duties include: signing lease agreements, assisting with condo sales, and giving tours of our model unit. I have been working at university commons since April, 2014.
- What are some of the benefits to working with ... Read More
Everything You Need to Know About Athens’s Halloween Block Party
Every year, Athens, Ohio hosts one of the largest Halloween celebrations in the country to the delight of students, community members, and visitors from around the state and beyond.
Check out our post for insights about the history of Block Party, information on planning, additional festive events, and more!
The History of Athens’s Halloween Block Party
The first instance of Athens’s Block ... Read More
9+ Day Trip Destinations for Students to Visit Over the Summer
Trying to figure out how to take vacations while on a student budget is no easy feat, which is why we want to make it a little easier by giving you some great day trip destinations you can seek out as an OU student in Athens!
Keep on reading to find some new places to go for a day trip out ... Read More
A Room-by-Room Guide to Spring Cleaning Your Apartment
As winter comes to an end and spring begins, there are many ways to embrace this time of year, like spending more time outside or opening windows for the first time in months to get a nice breeze. Another way that people can welcome in the new season is by giving their homes a full spring cleaning.
Spring cleaning is a ... Read More
20 Staycation Ideas for Spending Your Spring Break in Athens
Are you planning on staying in town for Ohio University’s spring break? This year’s week off for students falls from March 12 to March 16, so now’s the time to start filling up your calendar with all the fun activities Athens has to offer!
We’ve put together a guide of 20 things to do and places to go during your ... Read More
6 Essential Things to Know When Finding Off-Campus Student Housing
No matter how far into your college years you are, it’s important to do your research when it comes to Ohio University off-campus housing. Undergraduate students, and those in graduate programs, should look into the great potential for this living option and all it can provide.
With that in mind, there are many things to look for and keep in the ... Read More