University of Vermont

Office Of Student And Community Relations

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In This Issue...


Welcome
How to Avoid a Deadly Explosion in the Kitchen
Hungry?
Spring Break Safety Information
Just Because...
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February 2016


We finally experienced some normal Winter weather this month - with below zero readings that are expected this time of year. Hopefully, we will also experience some more snow - both for the recreational possibilities and recharging aquifers for the Spring. This month we are sharing an important, and frightening, fire safety video for the kitchen; an infographic about staying safe during Spring Break; and finally, we have some important information about support for college students who are finding it hard to have an adequate food budget. We hope this issue helps you have a safe and happy Spring Break.

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During our Off Campus Living Workshop we have a section about fire safety from UVM's Fire Marshal John Marcus. The reason for the conversation is that 92% of college students who die in fires, do so in off-campus apartments. That represents a huge increase in risk. Kitchen fires are among the most deadly and common. You have heard, hopefully, never to put out a grease fire with water - this video shows you why. If want want more information on fire safety check out this video with Fire Marshal John Marcus.

Hungry?


Hunger is a growing issue among college students. So much so that many colleges and universities are opening food pantries on campus.

Are you struggling to afford food? Have you considered applying for 3SquaresVT food assistance to help relieve your stress so you can focus on your academic work?
  • Recipients receive an EBT card that looks and functions just like a debit card.
  • The state deposits money into your account.
  • You can use the money at grocery stores, convenience stores, and farmer's markets!
Vermont Foodbank's 3SquaresVT Outreach Team helps college students complete their application and supports them throughout the process (which can take as little as 15 minutes)! For more information check out their website.

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If something happens, call the Burlington police (658-2700). If you kept serial numbers in a property log, you have a better chance of getting your stuff back - after last November break UVM Polices Services recovered dozens of bike seats but could not return them to owners because few reported the thefts. Police also track patterns and may be able to figure out who is responsible, so even if you don't get your stuff back you may prevent future crimes.

If you do suffer a burglary you can also call the Parallel Justice Program for victims of crime to see what kind of resources and support they can provide to you (540-2394). Registering your possessions on the UVM Police Services website and purchasing Personal Property Insurance or Renter's Insurance ahead of time can also help cover losses due to theft.

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Just because...

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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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