University of Vermont

Office Of Student And Community Relations

April 2016
The Home Stretch!
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In This Issue...

Moving? SMOP It!
Volunteer at SMOP
18th Annual LGBTQA Community Celebration
City Market: Magnificent Microbes, Healthy Guts
Summer CSAs
Watch that Driveway!
Meet Your Police BBQ - FREE STUFF
Just Because...
Submit a Story
Contact Us

April 2016

It is hard to believe there are only a couple of weeks left to this academic year. We wish you luck on your upcoming exams and papers! Check out this event from our friends over at LivingWell to "reduce the effects of stress and to enhance [y]our sense of wellbeing". In this issue we have important information on a CSAs, a new parking pilot study and an opportunity to win a $10 Gift Certificate to City Market.

Emily, Gail, & John

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Moving? Get rid of good stuff FREE and Trash for a fee at the: Spring Move Out Project. When: Wednesday, May 25, 11-3. Where: Burlington locations on Loomis and Lower Buell Streets. What: Beds, books, bikes, clothes, furniture, kitchenware, and more! Fees apply for trash. Info: Contact OSCR - 656-39405,, Bottom of the image has logos for partners including: Chittenden Solid Waste District, Champlain College, Office of Student & Community Relations, University of Vermont, Chittenden Economic Development Office, Myers Containers, Casella Waste Management, ReSource, Burlington Office of Code Enforcement

Plan ahead to make your move out less stressful and maybe even a little fun! Want proof? Check out our album from last year.

Spring Move Out Project. Call for Volunteers! Register at: May 23 2016. Questions? Email

Image of a hot air ballon in rainbow colors with sky and clouds with text that reads: 18 Annual LGBTQA Community Celebration Auction & Awards. 6:00PM, Friday, May 13th, ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center, Order Ticekts Today!

Join Pride Center of Vermont and hosts Hillary Boone and Josie Leavitt at our 18th Annual LGBTQA Community Celebration as we honor those who have made exceptional contributions to our community.

Inspired food stations with tantalizing culinary delights by Vermont's best chefs. Amazing auction items! Bid on an experience. Find the perfect gift. Have a fabulous evening surrounded by LGBTQA community. And get ready for some live auction excitement with special guest auctioneer Eileen Blackwood.

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The Invisible Universe of the Human Microbiome

Did you know there are 10 times more microbe cells in and on you than your human cells? You are an entire eco-system called a microbiome. If you interest is piqued think about attending a great class at City Market called "Magnificent Microbes, Healthy Guts". Share this post on FB for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to pay for the class or buy a snack afterward.

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Did you move off campus to cook more? Try these CSA options!

CSAs or Community-Supported Agriculture is a great way of participating in the localvore movement that lessens the distance from farm to table of your food while supporting local farmers. We are lucky to have plenty of options for CSAs. Two popular choices direct from UVM and downtown Burlington. Check them out below. Pro-Tip: You can sign-up for shares for as little as a few weeks to the whole year depending on your needs.
Graphic of a hand holding a beet with the text: The University of Vermont Catamount Farm"


The mission of Cat Farm is to model sustainable farming practices through a working vegetable and fruit farm that provides educational and research opportunities for the UVM community. Students are integral in carrying out all activities of the farm...[and] also contributes to the local food system of the university by marketing the student-grown produce back to the UVM community through a campus farm stand, CSA shares, and wholesale accounts with University Dining Services. Learn more about Cat Farm and sign-up for CSA here.

Photo of baskets full of produce with the text: "Intervale Food Hub. Eat Local. Change Your World."

We are committed to offering our members the best local food available in Vermont, delivered year-round. We want you to feel good about what you eat!

Our community of farmers and food makers are at the heart of everything we do. We have close relationships with all of our producers, and our goal is to provide 100% transparency and traceability so that you can get to know them, too. Learn more or sign-up here.

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Careful Where You Park!

Photo of the bumper of a car near the entrance of a residential driveway.
Driveway Encroachment Pilot Study

This pilot study will be in effect from April 15th to May 15th. During this period, no parking will be allowed within 2 feet of the straight-lined edge of a driveway. Parking enforcement issuing $75 tickets at their discretion.

The pilot study in effect on:
1. North Williams Street from Pearl Street to Brookes Avenue
2. Brookes Avenue from North Willard to North Prospect
3. Loomis Street from North Willard to North Prospect St
4. Henry Street from North Willard to North Prospect St
5. Weston Street from Loomis St to Henry Street

For more information click here.

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Meet Your Police BBQ

The Burlington Police Department is hosting its 3rd annual For more Meet Your Police BBQ event.

There will be free food, entertainment, information booths (we will be there staffing an OSCR table), bouncy houses and kid friendly fun. There will also be a touch-a-truck with emergency and city vehicles, equipment demos and a K9 demonstration. It is a great time!! Free and open to the entire City.
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Just because...

Submit A Story Idea

Have a great idea for a story? Know about something other students need to know that we haven't covered? Just send us a quick email and we will follow up!

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Need to contact us? Send us an email - we provide you resources for all things off campus. We are located in the Pearl House, right across from the UVM Green.
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