Student Living Meetings occur at the beginning of each semester and represent a perfect opportunity for managers to teach important principles and guidelines, build and/or strengthen relationships with students, and set a general tone for the property right from the start. Although Student Living Meetings can be conducted in a variety of ways, three approaches have been found to be most effective: Apartment Visits, Small Group Gatherings, and Large Group Gatherings. It is highly recommended that managers adopt one or more of these approaches. Key objectives, guidelines, and general instructions for each approach are outlined below. Managers can adapt an approach to meet the specific needs of their students.