University of Vermont

Office Of Student And Community Relations

April 2015
Moving? SMOP!

In This Issue...

Moving? SMOP!
Ticket Give-Away Winner
Telephone Scams
Project Clean Sweep
Play in the Dirt
BPD Community BBQ
Share Your Success
Nepalese Momos
Submit A Story!
Contact Us

April 2015

It's that time of the year - banquets, awards, exams, final projects - when there is plenty to do and the pace of work and fun pick up towards the successful end to another academic year. As an off campus student you have the added piece of needing to move out of your apartment at the end of your lease. It is really important to clean thoroughly if you want your best chance of getting your full security deposit back (also check out local Burlington laws around security deposits here) and when you are ready to either give away (clean and usable) or trash (unusable) furniture and other housewares consider the Spring Move Out Project (SMOP).

SMOP is a partnership of Burlington Code Enforcement, CEDO, UVM, Champlain College, CSWD, ReSOURCE, Casella Waste Systems, & Myers Container Service

Moving? SMOP!

Are you moving? Do any of these apply to you?
  • Furniture in poor condition that you need to get rid of but don't have a truck to take it all the way to a CSWD drop-off point
  • Furniture you don't want but is perfectly usable
  • Books you never want to look at again but someone else might want to have
  • Clothes that are no longer your style but in good condition

Then consider joining us for SMOP - a free community-wide swap which also has onsite dumpsters for unsuable stuff at a nominal fee (between $5-$20 for most items)! The best part is that there are two locations right downtown on Buell and Loomis Streets! Check out more information here.

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Ticket Give-Away Winner

Lily S. was one of 5 students who won a ticket to a Flynn performance for liking our last newsletter FB post. She was excited to win. She sent us an email afterward that read in part, "Wow, was the Nile Project amazing! The show is geared towards university students all over the globe, as a means of educating and empowering a network of students regardless of who they are or where they come from. Before the show I wasn’t sure what to expect but as I listened and watched the performance I couldn’t help but dance along." Keep checking our FB page, Twitter feed, and newsletter for another chance to win tickets to the Flynn!

The Nile Project brings together artists from 11 countries to raise awareness about cultural and environmental challenges facing the Nile River. The group’s sound is created by a stunning variety of instruments from Nile-basin countries, including the masenko (Ethiopia), the ney and oud (Egypt), and the adungu (Uganda), in addition to violin, saxophone, bass guitar, and six vocalists singing in 11 languages. The Nile Project’s 2013 recording Aswan was called a “Must-Hear International Album” by NPR.

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Telephone Scams

UVM Police wants to warn the campus about a rash of recent telephone scams. UVM Police describe the calls as follows: "A person who claims to be a police officer, Sheriff and/or from other Vermont police agencies (including UVM Police) say they will be collecting money for tax fraud and tell the person called that they will be arrested if they did not pay them a stated amount. These calls are fraudulent". If you have information or have been targeted let UVM Police know.

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Operation Clean Sweep is coming to Burlington April 29 – May 8 2015.

Beginning Wednesday April 15, 2015 through Friday, May 8, 2015 all Entrance Maintenance Lights will be flashing in order to alert you that the City of Burlington will be sweeping soon!

Please watch for the lights to be on in your area. “When the lights are on the cars are gone from 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM”. Any Questions please call 863-9094 between 7:00 am to 4:30 pm, 658-7669 or check out our website at

Streets will be swept on the following dates:
ZONE A - New North End (East- Side) – Wednesday April 29
ZONE B - New North End (West-Side) – Thursday April 30
ZONE F - Downtown – Sunday May 3
ZONE G - Old North End – Monday May 4
ZONE D - Hill Section – Tuesday May 5
ZONE E - University Area – Wednesday May 6
ZONE C - South End – Thursday May 7

Sweeping will begin at 10:00 p.m. and last until 7:00 a.m.
Please remove any vehicles from the streets on your night!

Your cooperation will make the operation of sweeping the streets go faster and smoother!!!! Any questions please call 863-9094, 658-7669 or log on to our web site at

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Play in the Dirt

Want to get involved with community-based gardens, learn how to grow your own food, join a fun volunteer event, and/or have an amazing internship experience this summer? Check out these great opportunities with the Vermont Community Garden Network to intern, to learn to garden, or to participate in Day in the Dirt.

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From Leadership & Civic Engagement...

Share Your Success

Class of 2015, do you know what you are doing after graduation?

The value of your degree increases with UVM's reputation. To strengthen our ratings and comply with federal reporting we need to know what our grads are doing after graduation. From now until six months after you graduate we'll be asking you to Share Your Success when you land a job or get admitted to grad school. When you know - please let us know!

If you already have confirmed plans: work, service, or graduate school, then Share Your Success! Please take 3 minutes now to complete the Class of 2015: Career Outcomes Survey This information helps us support all of our students and alumni in achieving their career and life goals.

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Wednesday, April 29
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Edmunds Middle School

A Momo is a comfort food made during special gatherings for guests in the Nepalese community. Sherpas are known for their climbing skills, warm hospitality, rich culture, and delicious momos. Momos are more than just food for Sherpas; they are a symbol of camaraderie, of coming together as a family and a community, as well as an expression of love and appreciation towards each other. [Keep Reading]

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Have a great idea for a story, want to suggest us to cover something, or want to submit something for consideration? Just click the link below!
Submit My Story Idea


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Contact Us

Whether you have a specific issue, want to make some tea before class, or are just curious about what we're up to - please stop by Pearl House and let us help make your off-campus experience successful, positive, and empowering.

We are located at 12 Colchester Avenue - next to John Dewey Hall and in front of the Outing Club.

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