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January 2017

Inauguration Resources

There are a variety of Inauguration related events on campus, locally and nationally. Here are several ways to get involved.

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                                               blue recycle bin with a
                                               graphic of newspaper,
                                               plastic bottle, wine
                                               bottle and tin can line
                                               graphics. With the text
                                               "Paper, plastic,
                                               glass and metal cans. No
                                               styrofoam. No juice boxes.
                                               No plastic bags."
A Recycling Diet

This diet is good for you and the planet. Most people are familiar with the saying "Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle." The recycling message is going strong in VT with 62 million pounds being recycled rather than going to a landfill in the last 10 years.

This is great news - but focusing on the first two parts "reduce" and "reuse" would make an even bigger impact. If you don't buy things you don't absolutely need you won't need to deal with them the next time you move!

Here's a short article from Apartment Therapy on one easy reduce strategy. Then there is the "reuse". OSCR has a great event at the end of the semester - the Spring Move Out Project - that helps on this front at the end of May (the date will be released soon). The Chittenden Solid Waste District also has 3 simple suggestions to help you "reuse" where it makes the most impact.

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                                                 a mortar board in the
                                                 center with "Gear
                                                 Up for Graduation:
                                                 Career & Life Quick
                                                 Fixes" above and
                                                 "Tuesday, January
                                                 31, 2-5PM, Silver Maple
                                                 Ballroom. For more
                                                 802-656-3450. UVM Career
                                                 Center Major Event.

Get a Flexible Gig!

Looking for a well-paying, super flexible job where you can be a role model? Join us for our biannual Babysitter Mingler on Sunday, February 12th - register here. Having your own transportation is not a requirement of participating.

Whether you are interested in great films, fair trade or nonviolence activism Burlington's Peace & Justice Center is a fantastic, local resources. They have dozens of events coming up this month and next - check out their calendar of events here.

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for UVM Women

Rape Aggression Defense is a self-defense course being offered by UVM Police Services for all UVM women. It's designed to empower women, teach valuable defense skills, physical confrontation skills, and how to take control for yourself. Enrollment is FREE but REQUIRED and you must attend all four sessions.


Track 1
February (13, 15, 20 & 22)

Track 2
February (14, 16, 21, & 23)

Both tracks run from 6:00 to 9:00 pm; 12 hour total course time. To enroll for the course or for more information, please contact Officer Sue Roberts at or (802) 656-8009.

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Find a Place for Next Year:

Two things to keep in mind.

At this time of the year, students are often still in search of an off-campus apartment for next year. Decisions about location, parking, pets, and a host of other variables make it a complicated process. Finding affordable housing as a student is difficult.

One way many students make rental units more affordable is by splitting the cost among as many roommates as possible. However, it is important to keep in mind that in some cases this simply isn't legal and can lead to finding yourself in a difficult situation.

Ordinances that cover housing in Burlington specifically limit the number of residents in some rental units to "no more than four unrelated persons". In addition, a recent change in the "sub-lease" laws make it vital that you clear any sublets with your landlord, preferably in writing. To make sure you understand your rights on these two issues, and generally for help with renter's rights, make sure to contact VT Tenants at 802-864-0099 or toll free at 1-800-287-7971.


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Generator Open House

January 18, Wednesday, from 11 AM - 4 PM
40 Sears Lane, Burlington

The Generator is reopening on January 18, this Wednesday, for tours of their new space, demos on the equipment and hot chocolate! Join Generator members, friends and their new neighbors to help them settle in to their new home in the South End Arts and Business district. Don't know what this is all about? Check out a description of this incredible resource right down the hill from UVM! Or, check out this video.


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UPB is Hiring

Curious to see what goes on behind-the-scenes at some of UVM’s favorite events? Want to have a role in planning programs like Week of Welcome, Labor Day Comedy Show, and SpringFest? Looking for a PAID leadership position that you can put on your resume? Apply to be a member of UPB!

Applications are available at and are due on February 10th at 11:59PM. For more info, visit our website or Facebook, shoot us an email (, or swing by our information session on January 30th at 7PM in the Sugar Maple Ballroom.


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Contact Us

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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