Family Housing for UC Berkeley  


Village Announcements (August 26, 2015)



    General Announcement

  • Village Office Extended Summer Office Hours

  • The Village Office is extending their summer office hours until October 15th.

    Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

    *Last Saturday office hours will be Sept 5th, 9am - 1pm.


  • Online Maintenance Request: Simple and Easy!

  • While you may still come to the Village Office to submit the maintenance request for your apartment, you can also do it online!

    You will receive an email confirmation and updates.

    The online request requires berkeley email addresses. If you don't have one, simple send your request to:


  • "Airbnb" is a violation of your rental agreement

  • Please be advised that serving as an Airbnb host in your University Village apartment results in several violations of your rental agreement. As a consequence, you will be served with a 3-day notice under California law. These violations include:

    • Use of apartment only to family members and approved occupants

    • Sublease only to eligible UC families during the summer and by prior approval

    • Business practices are prohibited in leased premises like University Village

    Additionally, there may be rental violations like noise, damages, and nuisance for neighbors. To protect your tenancy and safeguard the Village community, we strongly advise you to comply with your rental agreement.

    For more information please contact Cephas John at:


  • BBQ Etiquette

  • With BBQ grills being fired up across the Village to celebrate the end of the semester and the beginning of summer, we'd like to remind you of the following policies to ensure that you can enjoy grilling without violating any policies or distressing your neighbors:

    -No open-flame grills are permitted on patios, balconies, or within 25 feet of our buildings. Charcoal grills are considered open-flame grills.

    -Propane grill use is not allowed in the Village. Unused propane grills may be stored without the propane tank. Propane cannot be stored in Village apartments.

    -Electric grilling surfaces (including hot plates) are allowed on the patio and balconies, but please be mindful of fumes and smoke that may distress neighbors with respiratory sensitivity and violate our health and safety policy. In the event of a complaint, you may be asked by Village staff to move the grill 25 feet away. We recommend using electric grills indoors with the oven vent.

    -Grills must be attended by an adult at all times due to the presence of small children.

    -Please dispose of hot coal responsibly by waiting until it cools and using the coal disposal boxes near public grilling areas.

    -Please clean up responsibly if you use a public grilling area. Excessive trash requiring clean-up work by staff will result in a service charge.


  • SHIP Announces New Dependent Transition Resources

  • In April, families were notified that University Health Services would no longer be offering voluntary plans, including dependent plans, for SHIP 2015-16. Learn more about the decision to end the voluntary plans in our Daily Cal Op-Ed.

    UHS is now offering two new resources to help ease the transition: see web page here for full details.
    Free Student Insurance Helpline: free service helps families explore their options in on the federal and state exchanges, as well as private insurance options.

    New! Transition Assistance Fund: one-time funding for students of currently enrolled dependents who qualify to help transition to non-SHIP plans

    New! Onsite individualized help through the SHIP office: individualized administrative assistance and resources right on campus, in addition to the free Helpline service provided by the broker.


  • After Hours Emergency Maintenance Request Guide

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  • Safety Reminder

  • We recommend you to:
      - Lock your doors at all times. Use the dead bolt lock on your entrance door.
      - Shut and secure windows when you're not home or sleeping
      - Do not leave valuables in your car
      - Lock and roll up your car windows


  • Protect your belongings left outside of your apartment

  • 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 642-3333 from your cell phone)


  • RESIDENT ADVISOR ON DUTY phone number is 224-8298

  • Just a reminder that residents do not need to know which Resident Advisor is on duty.

    You can simply call the RA On Duty phone # which is always 224-8298.


    Program & Event Announcement

  • Be a University Village Resident Advisor!!

  • The Village is hiring for the Resident Advisor position. Please refer to the flier for more details. We will begin initial review of all applications on Friday, August 21st.


  • JOB SEARCH/CAREER TRANSITION WORKSHOPS start Sept. 10! Register now!

    Are you from another country and looking for paid or volunteer work in the United States? Or, are you an American job seeker? These fun and interactive workshops will give you the skills, information and support you need to achieve your goals. They will also increase your self-confidence and motivate you to take action!

    For full course descriptions and to register, go to:


  • Friday Morning Coffee

  • Want to make new friends and meet other spouses/partners from all around the world? Come to the Friday Morning Coffee at Caffe Strada every Friday from 11:00am-1:00pm. Yvonne Lefort, career coach and intercultural trainer, facilitates this group every week. It’s a great way to meet other spouses, practice English, and share information! Join her Facebook group “Creating A Fulfilling Life in America” to RSVP to this event and receive information about lots of resources and fun things to do in the Bay Area!

    Questions? Email Yvonne


  • NEED FOOD? CalFresh Program Workshop is coming!

  • Do you want to stretch your food budget? Food Bank staff will come to University Village to introduce CalFresh (Food Stamp) and other free food programs. Your family may be eligible (international residents can apply for their child if their child was born in the US), so don’t miss this opportunity! Please join us and tell your neighbors! Pizza and refreshments will be provided, and all participants can enter a raffle for a gift card! Space is limited, so please reserve your spot at

    CalFresh Program Workshop

    Where: Community Center Four Corners Room

    When: Thursday, September 10th

    When: 6:30pm-8:00pm

    Presenter: Cristina Torres ,Outreach Supervisor of Alameda County Community Food Bank


  • Nature Village Information Session

  • Come have a cup of coffee and meet the Nature Village team!

    Learn about our involvement in promoting sustainable living and how to get involved as a volunteer and about our upcoming events and projects!

    For more information about Nature Village and our sustainability projects in the University Village please visit our website:


  • Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Work and Family Membership Opportunity

  • The Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Work and Family (CACWF) is currently seeking applications for membership from:
    - Senate faculty

    - non-Senate faculty

    - non-faculty academic appointees

    - undergraduate students

    - graduate students

    - post-docs

    Chancellor Dirks has stated, "UC Berkeley is committed to providing a family-responsive campus environment." The mission of CACWF is to promote an environment for campus community members (including staff, students, faculty, and other academics) that enhances their ability to meet their responsibilities to the University and their responsibilities to children, elders, partners and others. CACWF does this by advising the Chancellor and other campus administrators on strategies, practices, programs, policies and benefits that further this goal.

    We are seeking new committee members (to join returning members who include staff, faculty, and students) who are familiar with work and family issues and are interested in working collaboratively with others from across campus to identify challenges/opportunities, establish priorities, and formulate recommendations for positive change. Members with either a personal investment or a scholarly interest in work-life issues are encouraged to apply; all members must be willing to turn their attention to a broad range of topics related to work and family, from childcare to elder care. Committee members must be able to attend monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of the month at noon, September through June, and to be active participants in the work of the committee.

    If you would like to join the effort to make UC Berkeley an increasingly family-responsive place to work and study, we hope you will consider applying. Please see attached for more details and application form. Applications must be received by September 2, 2015. Inquiries and applications should be directed to

    For more information please refer to this flier.


  • Get Course Credit at the UC Gill Tract Community Farm!

  • The UC Gill Tract Community Farm is hosting several exciting UC student internships for the 2015-2016 year. Get credit for building community, researching community-driven questions, or getting your hands in the dirt. Please forward to all relevant listserves.

    Community Engagement & Food Justice Intern – 2 Credits

    Help build deeper relationships with food justice programs in the bay area and get training in community organizing with the Public Service Center’s East Bay Community Builders Program.

    APPLY TODAY- Email

    1. Read more about the internship here:

    2. Read the UC Gill Tract Community Farm's Mission & Values here:

    3. Email and include a) resume, b) times in the next two weeks you could have a phone or in-person interview, and c) 1-page cover letter with the answers to these four questions:

    Question #1: Why do you want to intern with the UC Gill Tract Community Farm?

    Question #2: Describe your past experience with community organizing, policy, community affairs, or other relevant work.

    Question #3: What skills can you offer the community as an intern? List all relevant skills. Expand on two of these skills and give examples of how you applied these skills in the past.

    Question #4: What do you see as the value of community organizing as a movement building strategy?

    URAP & SPUR Research Internships – 2-4 Credits

    Community-driven research positions available in agroecology, medicinal herbs, food distribution, community education, economic analysis and more. Internships are through the UC Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP) and the College of Natural Resource's Sponsored Projects for Undergraduate Research (SPUR).

    Applications Open August 19.

    Descriptions coming to SPUR & URAP websites soon.

    For more information about SPUR:

    For more information about URAP:

    DeCal: Berkeley Urban Garden Internship– 2 Credits

    Get hands-on urban agroecological farming experience at the Gill Tract with the support of a peer-led democratic education (DeCal) class.

    Visit the DeCal course page for more information and instructions on how to enroll:

    Internship Outreach Gill Tract 2015 Flier


  • Homework Club Feild Site Opportunity

  • ED 97/197 Field Site Opportunity through The Homework Club Program

    Homework Club (located in University Village) is a free after-school homework help program for Village resident children in grades 3-8. This volunteer based program has been successfully used as a field site by Education minors, to fulfill the Ed 97/197 Field Site requirement (as part of Edu 190 and other elective courses that have a field site requirement), and has also served as a site for Edu 190 COOP students. Homework Club hours of operation are 3-5:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and 2-5:30pm on Wednesdays.

    For questions or interests, please email Wendy Ellison at


  • Homework Club: OPENS AUGUST 25th!

  • FREE After-School Program for Village Resident Children **GRADES 3 - 8** located in the University Village Community Center.

    Homework Club hours are:

    3-5:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays

    2-5:30pm on Wednesdays

    To Sign-Up: Residents can register their child on (or any day after) Tuesday, August 25, 2015, during Homework Club hours of operation in the Community Center. For questions, email


  • UV Recreation Summer Camps!

  • Registration for University Village’s 2015 Summer Camps is still open!

    Our final two weeks include:

    Lego Robotics - Soccer - Aerial - Multi-Sport - Gymnastics

    and for younger campers:

    Art & Gym MiniCamp and Cub Soccer

    Details, prices and registration can be found at:…/summercamps.htm


  • UV Recreation Fall Classes!

  • Registration for University Village's Fall Youth Recreation program is now open!

    There will be two sessions this Fall and will include:

    Gymnastics - Basketball - Soccer - Skateboard - Circus - Aerial - Visual Arts

    Details and Registration links will be available at:


  • Village Chess Club Fall 2015 Schedule

  • Our first meeting of the Fall 2015 semester will be Thursday, September 17 at 6pm!

    Come out and play a game of chess! We welcome beginners and masters, young and old. Boards and sets are provided, as well as pizza! Childcare is not available.

    Join our Facebook page for updates:

    Where: Four Corners Room and Café

    When: Thursdays from 6:00pm to approximately 7:30pm


    Please refer to the flier for more information and meeting dates


  • Academic Center Summer 2015 Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 12PM - 8PM

    Saturday: CLOSED

    Sunday: 12PM - 8PM

    *Hours scheduled to change without notice

    *CLOSED on Academic and Administrative Holidays


  • Sing Along Every Tuesday and Thursday

  • August 4th: 10:30am

    August 6th: 4:00pm

    August 11th: 10:30am

    August 13th: 4:00pm

    August 18th: 10:30am

    August 25th: 10:30am

    August 27th: 4:00pm



  • UCPD at UVA!

  • UCPD at UVA!

    Visit the new Facebook page to learn more about the UC Police Department sub-station located in University Village, and "like" us at:


  • TEENS: Nacho WEDNESDAYS! (4:30-6pm, Wednesdays)

    For Village Resident Teens: Ages 13-17

    Stop by between 4:30--6pm
    Every Wednesday!
    Community Center, University Village


  • For On-Going Events and Groups:
    Go to Village Calendar of Events

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