Are Apartment Communities Trying to be Like Dorms?

Are resident parties and activities borrowed from student housing? And is this a good thing?
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Many apartment buildings now host events such as parties or other mixers for residents. Though great ways for the residents to get to know each other and to build a sense of community, these parties do leave some with a sense of deja vu.

Are apartment communities trying to be more like dorms?

With all the parties and activities, it certainly seems like market-rate property managers are borrowing ideas from student housing.

So is this a good thing? Do you think these are great for resident retention, or do you think the residents would rather not participate?

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