University of Vermont

Office Of Student And Community Relations

September 2015
Welcome Back!

In This Issue...

Babysitter MIngler
Meet Your Neighbors
Learn to Grow, Cook & Eat Local at EatxNE
Help a VT Endangered Species
Sex Objects Exhibit
Off Campus Living Workshop
Career Opportunities
Just Because...
Contact Us
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September 2015

ActivitiesFest was great this week. It is always such an energetic, welcoming and creative event - kudos to Nicole Potestivo and her team at Student Life for another great year!

While tabling, we met plenty of First Years who were excited to hear about our Babysitter Mingler. Returning students wanting to explore Burlington and get to know their neighbors were excited about volunteering to distribute Welcome Bags with us. And we were excited to be at the event - despite the high heat and humidity.

In this issue, we are also featuring plenty of opportunities to get involved, get FREE food, and prepare for a great year. Enjoy!

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Image of
                                                         children playing
                                                         tag with text
                                                         "have past
                                                         experience and
                                                         looking for a
                                                         job? The
                                                         Mingler. Sunday,
                                                         September, 20
                                                         from 10am to 12
                                                         pm. Davis
                                                         Center, 4th

Sunday, September 20
10 -12
Davis Center

Meet Your Neighbors

Sunday, September 13
1 -3
Pearl House (12 Colchester Avenue)

Everyone knows that introducing yourself to your neighbors goes a long way to making your neighborhood feel friendlier and safer. But there is always that awkward moment of "what do I say after I knock on the door"?

We have got an answer for you. Welcome them to the neighborhood and give them a bag full of goodies - we provide! Join OSCR as we deliver 500 Welcome Bags to the neighborhoods adjacent to UVM. Connect with other students on your street and make a positive impression on non-student neighbors. For more information and to register click here.

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ALANA Student
                                                       Center Welcome
                                                       Back Family
                                                       Reunion. Breakfast
                                                       for Dinner. Please
                                                       join us in
                                                       celebrating the
                                                       beginning of the
                                                       new academic year.
                                                       Friday, September
                                                       11th from 4 -6:30
                                                       in the backyard of
                                                       Blundell House.
                                                       The Breakfast is
                                                       rain or shine! If
                                                       it rains, we'll be
                                                       inside. We can't
                                                       wait to see you
                                                       there! Resource
                                                       Fair: ALANA
                                                       Identity Clubs,
                                                       CRES, MSA, MAPS,
                                                       Chi Alpha, Theta
                                                       Delta Sigma, WOCC.
                                                       No RSVP is
                                                       necessary. Please
                                                       join us for a FREE
                                                       breakfast, friend
                                                       and fun! Contact
                                                       person: Tatiana
                                                       This event is
                                                       co-sponsored by:
                                                       Student Life,
                                                       ResLife, and
                                                       Division of
                                                       Student Affairs.

Friday, September 11
4:00 - 6:30
ALANA Student Center

Breakfast for Dinner! Please join us in celebrating the beginning of the new academic year. Rain or Shine at Blundell House. We can't wait to see you there!

Resource Fair: ALANA Identity Clubs, CRES, MSA, MAPS, Chi Alpha, Theta Delta Sigma, WOCC

No RSVP necessary. Join us for a FREE breakfast, friends, & fun!

Questions? Contact Tatiana Martinez

Co-Sponsored by Student Life, ResLife, DOSA

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Graphic of 3
                                                       Women with the
                                                       text "Women
                                                       of color

Friday, November 6-8
Smuggler's Notch Resort

Application Deadline is October 2, 2015

To learn more about WOCLR please visit our website here and to apply to participate please go here!

Saturday & Sunday, September 18-19
Oakleadge Park, Burlington

Want to learn about keeping chickens in your backyard (FYI - there is a limit in Burlington), how to grow your own garlic, or how to preserve your garden bounty through pickling? How about doing all of that and ending the day with a FREE concert!! If so, Save the Date for the Second Annual EatxNE.

Presented by the Skinny Pancake and Higher Ground, EatxNE (Eat by Northeast) is a FREE weekend-long celebration of Vermont food and a fundraiser for local food organizations.

Check out their website for more information.

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Photo: Steve Parren

Spiny Softshell Turtle Workday

Saturday, October 24
10:00 - 3:00
North Hero State Park

Want to have a satisfying day of helping one of Vermont's most unique and endangered turtle species? If so, VT Audubon has a great activity for you on October 24! It will be a full workday of preparing nesting beaches for next year's egg-laying. But if you are lucky, you might find some babies that will be taken to Echo Lake Aquarium for overwintering and their educational programs. Find more information on their website.

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Sex Objects

Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality
September 8, 2015 – May 22, 2016
Fleming Museum, Wilbur Room

A new exhibit at the Fleming museum is sure to catch people's attention with their title. The exhibit explores many interrelated topics. As their website notes:

"Societies communicate their ideals about appropriate gender traits, relationships, and even daily choices regarding physical appearance through many means, including their art and material culture. These images and objects create an expectation that people will conform to society’s socially constructed gender roles even if it is not their natural inclination; however, marginalized groups may form and uphold other ideals of sexual and gendered expression".

Admission is FREE to UVM students, staff & faculty. Check out their website for more information.

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Off-Campus Living

Save the Date: OCLW

Monday, October 5
5:30 - 7:30
Davis Center

Come find out why hundreds of students attend one of our workshops each year.If you need an apartment but...
  • Nervous about finding an apartment
  • Not sure what a good price is
  • Want to hear from landlords about what they look for in applicants
  • Find best neighborhoods to move into
If you have an apartment but...
  • Want help addressing an issue with your apartment (broken locks/missing windows/hanging wires)
  • Want to know what your rights are as a renter
  • Want strategies for getting along with roommates
  • Want to make sure you get back your security deposit

then don't miss out on helpful tips, earning a UVM Preferred Renter Card, a FREE Off-Campus Living Guide, FREE food, and much more! Registration will open on Monday, September 14 on our homepage.

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Career Opportunities

Careers + Coffee
Wednesday, September 16th
3:00 - 5:00

Career Center, L/L E-140

Seniors: What should you be doing to stay on track and make the most of this year? Find out at Careers + Coffee our special kick-off event for Seniors! Chat with a career counselor about your next steps and pick up your senior career packet. Eat cookies. Drink coffee. Figure out your life.

Fall Grad School Fair
Monday, September 28
3:00 - 5:00
Davis Center

Prepare to earn more. Come visit with representatives to learn more about the graduate school admissions process. Universities and institutions in attendance offer diverse programs.


• What makes a competitive applicant competitive?
• How to prepare for GRE/LSAT/GMAT/MCAT?
• What are schools looking for in a personal statement?

Check out our event page by clicking here.
Questions? Contact us at

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Just Because...

Picture of
                                                         a figure in the

That is not a chipmunk!
Click the image to play the video and see what it is.

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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