The Visiting Scholar and Postdocs Affairs Program is happy to announce a monthly Happy Hour for Berkeley spouses and partners, which will be held the last Wednesday of every month. Because we know that starting a new life in Berkeley can be just as challenging for the spouse/partner as it is for the researcher or student, we would like to familiarize you with other spouses and partners within the UC Berkeley research and student community. You are cordially invited to join us on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 for this month's Happy Hour.
This month, the Happy Hour will be held at Namaste Madras Cuisine in downtown Berkeley. Event details are below. Complimentary snacks will be served. Please note that registration is required for this event.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Namaste Madras Cuisine
2323 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
Nature Village is a multidisciplinary group integrated by University Village Residents, UC Berkeley students, Staff, Campus sustainability groups, and Volunteers that work together with the overarching goal of promoting sustainable living practices at the University Village.
We would like you to be part of the team for the Fall semester.
As a volunteer, you will
Get FREE Fitness Membership at UVA for Fall semester;
Meet new friends and expand your network;
Obtain more knowledge and experience to build your resume.
Join us, use your skills, learn more, and have fun being helpful in your own community!
Residents have reported items being stolen from just outside of their apartment doors. These items include shoes, mail packages, bikes, etc. Please protect your belongings by not leaving items outside of your apartments. If needed, contact your mail carriers and give instructions not to leave packages outside.
If you witness any suspicious activities, call UCPD immedately. (911 from your land line, and 642-333 from your cell phone)
We also ask that parents please help preserve that ‘just painted’ good look on the building exteriors by stopping any children using chalk or marker on the exterior walls. So-called ‘sidewalk chalk’ can leave a stain on painted surfaces, which is visible even when cleaned off.
Visiting Scholars Ministry (VSM) offers these 2 free programs for any visiting scholars, post-docs and their family members who are interested in learning or improving English:
- English Conversation Class is offered every Sunday @ 11:30am on the UC Berkeley campus. It is taught by a certified ESL instructor, with an emphasis on developing listening and speaking skills. Come join us as we listen and talk about interesting stories and current events.
- English Conversation Partner Program is a great way to practice conversation with a conversation partner. You meet for one hour a week, for four weeks, and you arrange the time and location of the meeting.
Effective January 1, 2014, smoking is prohibited everywhere in University Village Apartments, including inside all East and West Village apartments. Residents will be responsible for ensuring that their family, other occupants, and guests comply with the smoke-free policy. Failure to comply with this smoking prohibition will result in forfeiture of right to occupancy of these premises.
The University Health Services offers smoking cessation resources for students, faculty, staff and family members including:
?FREE Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) two-week starter pack. Call the NRT message line at 642-8410.
?One-on-one cessation assistance to develop a quit plan; free quit kits.
?Resources to evidence-based quit resources, including free apps, text messaging, online programs, and the California Smokers' Helpline (1-800-NO-BUTTS).
Are you moving out soon and have questions about how to dispose your items? Nature Village has organized Moving Out Guide to help you!
A couple of other important reminders:
Mail and Forwarding Address
Before you move, please provide the Village Office (and Bear Facts) with a forwarding address (your new address, even if it is in another country), to ensure proper receipt of your security deposit.
Also, submit a change of address form to the US Postal Service (Post Office or www.usps.com) to let them know the date they should discontinue your mail delivery. Note that once you move out we are not allowed to let you back into your old mailbox to check mail.
After-Hours Key Return
The Village Office must receive your keys on your move-out date or no later than 6:00am the following day, or you will be charged an additional day of rent.
If you cannot return your keys before closing at 5:00pm on weekdays, or by 1:00pm on Saturdays, you may drop them through the front door slot of the Village Office in order for us to receive them by the next morning. Please put them in a sealed envelope marked with your building and apartment number, the student's name and phone number, and the number of keys your are returning.
A $50 lock change fee will be charged, if we do not receive all keys in your possession (including spare keys you have purchased) by 6:00am on the day after your move-out date.
If you are counting on a friend to return your keys for you, please inform them of the above policies to avoid these additional charges against your security deposit.