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Village Announcements (October 16, 2014)



    General Announcement

  • Flu Clinic at Tang
  • October 16 Earthquake Drill

  • Dear Campus Community,

    On Thursday, October 16, the campus will participate in the "Great California ShakeOut,” a day of special events organized to inspire Californians to get ready for major earthquakes, and to prevent disasters from becoming catastrophes. The ShakeOut drill will occur in homes, businesses, and public spaces alike throughout California.

    Campus ShakeOut Drill
    On October 16 at 10:16 a.m., the campus warning sirens – designed to signal a “shelter-in-place” condition – will sound and, if convenient, we encourage you to practice getting under your desk and holding tight (drop, cover, and hold on). We are not asking instructors or students in class to participate in this way.

    To further help the campus community prepare for disasters, the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will use ShakeOut day to practice other key aspects of campus emergency response and evacuation procedures.

    Sproul Hall Occupants - At 10:16 a.m., Sproul Hall occupants will join the rest of the campus in practicing “drop, cover, and hold on,” and then evacuate their building to test building emergency procedures, including departmental roll call.

    Building Coordinators and Emergency Management Area Coordinators - OEM will also facilitate a test of radio communication between campus Building Coordinators and Emergency Management Area Coordinators. This is a key component of the campus response and will strengthen our ability to effectively and efficiently facilitate a campus-wide evacuation, should that need ever arise.

    I encourage you to use ShakeOut day to enhance your preparedness for any type of emergency. OEM has created a free emergency preparedness mobile app that contains Berkeley-specific tips and guidance for a wide range of scenarios, including earthquakes, power outages, suspicious packages and other situations. Please visit for download instructions and access to further details regarding campus emergency procedures and resources. I also encourage you to sign-up for WarnMe text alerts via the WarnMe website. Text messages are the fastest way to get notified and should be your first alert priority.

    For more information and resources abut events on October 16, visit the ShakeOut website

    For questions, please contact the Office of Emergency Management at


    Mark Freiberg, CIH, CSP
    Executive Director
    Environment, Health & Safety, and Emergency Management


  • Warning about Subleasing in University Village

  • Subleasing in University Village

    Subleasing is renting to unauthorized tenants not listed on your rental agreement as confirmed family members. Subleasing is prohibited by your rental agreement and is a serious violation which could result in a 3-day notice to quit. Please note that your rental agreement allows for prior approval by Cal Housing, to eligible families, only during summer months.

    Unauthorized subleasing can cause problems for neighbors, maintenance, and the overall peace and quiet of the community. Please understand the risk involved, in being fully responsible for the conduct of your subtenants, while violating your rental agreement with the University. Tenants subleasing without authority will be served with a termination notice which will affect their University affiliation or student status, and lose their housing rights.

    If you have questions about the sublease policy, please contact Cal Housing at, or call (510) 642-4019.

    Cephas John
    Leasing Officer

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  • Academic Center Update (10/24/14)

  • On Friday, Oct 24th: The main area of the Academic Center will be closed to users from 5pm - 10pm (as it is reserved for an event). Regular users are still welcome to use the East Room facilities.

    Thank you!


  • Minors in the Academic Center and Study Rooms

  • In University Village Student-Family Housing, we love children!
    There are many programs, recreational areas, and events just for our kids here in University Village. But please remember, our academic areas are not for our minor residents.

    Children under the age of 18 are not permitted in the East Village or West Village Study Rooms, or in the Village Academic Center. This is both for their safety, as there is no staff supervision, and to maintain an atmosphere conducive to our academic purpose. As it is also the written policy of our department, this rule cannot be "waived" by a parent giving their child permission to use the centers. If you have any questions regarding this or other Academic Program policies, please contact


  • 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 642-333 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

  • Homework Club VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

  • The Homework Club is a FREE after-school program for Village Residents, which helps children in grades 3-8 with their homework. This is a VOLUNTEER RUN PROGRAM, so we need your help!

    Homework Club Hours:
    Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays: 3--5:30pm
    Wednesdays: 2--5:30pm

    Please email


  • Village Pumpkin Sale (10/25)

  • Village Pumpkin Sale
    Date: 10/25, Saturday
    Time: 2-5pm
    Location: Village Plaza


  • Family Cram Nights are coming! Don't Panic - Plan!

  • Mark your calenders and get your study on! Midterms are upon us, and Family Cram Nights are your chance to get in some real evening study time, right here at in the Village.

    Click here for the flyer!


  • The Residence Hall Assembly Presents: ALL-HALL-O-WEEN (10/23)

  • The Residence Hall Assembly Presents:

    RHA invites you and your family to Trick or Treat in the UC Berkeley Residence Halls.

    Date: October 23, 2014
    Time: 4-8:30pm
    Location: Meet at the Village Community Center to board busses. Transportation will be provided by the RHA.

    Sign up at

    Deadline to sign-up: October 15

    Candy and food provided by Cal Dining

    ADA Accessible

    For questions email


  • Nature Village Volunteer Opportunity

  • 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. All level of participation is welcomed! If you are interested in waste management, energy saving, education and outreach, this is the right opportunity for you!

    As a volunteer, you will
    Get FREE Fitness Membership at UVA;
    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!

    Contact Nature Village Director Kun:

    For more info, click here.


  • Nature Village Green Family Ambassador Program

  • Interested in learning more about the environment?
    Want to help your very own village decrease its ecological footprint?
    Click here for more info.

    Register at:


  • Bike Ride to Point Isable (11/2/14)

  • Join Nature Village for a leisure ride to Point Isabel and back on Nov.2, 2014. Click here for more information.


  • VSM English Conversation at the University Village

  • VSM English Conversation at the University Village will continue, with a slight change in format. We will now have conversations in small groups for more flexibility and to accommodate more people. If you are interested, please drop by. You don't have to sign up.

    When: Each Thursday, 7:30-8:30pm
    Where: Four Corners Room in the Community Center


  • 2 NEW Pepper Spray Workshops (Open for registration!)

  • FREE, 1-hour workshop (provided by UCPD)- Participants will be introduced to community safety services available, learn of potential safety threats within the campus community & useful strategies for avoiding certain situations, as well as participate in a role-play drill to practice engaging in the act of using pepper spray, while also practicing proper response techniques before & after one is faced with a threatening situation.

    Pepper Spray Workshop #2
    Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014
    @ 12:15pm

    To SIGN-UP for a workshop, go to:

    Questions? Email


  • CAREER WORKSHOPS starting soon! Register now!

  • NEW: CAREER WORKSHOPS starting soon! Register now!

    How to Find a Volunteer Job, October 22, 10:30-12:00

    Clarifying Your Skills, October 29, 10:30-12:30

    How to Write an American-Style Resume and Cover Letter, November 5, 10:30-12:30

    Interviewing for a Job the American Way, November 12, 10:30-12:30

    Networking the American Way, November 19, 10:30-12:30

    For full course descriptions and to register, go to:

    Questions? Email Yvonne Lefort at

    Yvonne Lefort, MA
    Career Coach/Intercultural Trainer
    (925) 631-9041


  • Meet and greet the new Albany City Council member

  • I am Peggy McQuaid and I have been appointed to the Albany City Council effective December 8, 2014.

    I am hosting a "meet and greet" on Monday, October 27 to discuss with Albany residents their interests and concerns. This is an opportunity for me to meet and share ideas with residents and for them to learn about me and my goals as an incoming City Council member You are invited to this event which will be held in the Edith Stone room at the Albany Community Center from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Please feel free to share this invitation with others in Albany.

    During this election season, there were only 3 candidates for 3 City Council seats which allowed the current City Council to cancel the election and appoint the 3 candidates. Rochelle Nason and I will serve for 4 years and Nick Pilch will have a 2 year term. I didn’t have the opportunity to meet with residents and hear their ideas and questions during a traditional campaign. It is my hope this event will enable us to begin a dialog on issues that are important in Albany.

    If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at


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

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