On Tuesday, February 16th, 8am-2pm the new electrical transformer for the solar array in West Village will be connected to our local 'grid'.
Although no power interruption is expected during this cut-over, it is possible that buildings 164 & 165 may experience brief, temporary outages.
We will be communicating directly with those residents, but wanted to share this advisory here, as well as to signal that the project is coming to a close soon. Certainly residents' cooperation with temporary parking changes was greatly appreciated during this project!
We apologize in advance any inconvenience this may cause you.
It is important we inform you of a major electrical shutdown affecting the entire Village, now scheduled for 7am-7pm on Wednesday, July 6th. The shutdown is needed to perform vital service to transformer equipment, requested by PG&E and our high voltage electrical crew. This shutdown has been anticipated since problems arose with switch equipment last year.
There will be no power and no internet connection. Remember to save your data and shut down your computer before the power is turned off ! Charge your cell phones, tablets and laptops overnight; if you go to campus, take your charger cords with you in case you need to charge or power them. The Academic Center and Study Rooms will also be affected by the shutdown.
Heaters, electrical outlets and lighting will not work inside buildings—except that corridors with emergency lights will activate for a short duration.
Appliances—including washers & dryers in laundry rooms, and refrigerators, microwave ovens and other personal plug-in kitchen appliances in your unit—will not work.
[Note that gas appliances will still function—water heaters will still supply domestic hot water; also, stove tops can still emit gas, though the igniter will not work. Please be sure all knobs are turned off. If you use other means to light stovetop burners, use extreme caution.]
Because this is a long duration shutdown, please take steps to avoid cold food spoilage:
--Avoid large grocery shopping trips or purchases of frozen foods until after July 6th ;
--Plan meals using your most temperature-sensitive foods now, so they do not spoil during the shutdown;
--During the shutdown, avoid opening the refrigerator or freezer doors in order to hold temperature as much as possible.
(Also please note: the University Village, Cal Housing and the University in general will not cover costs of food spoilage!)
The Front Desk at the Village Office will keep our summer office hours, 8am-5pm. Other on-site programs—Recreation, Community Center, ECEP may need to close or adjust their work plans.
Again, we WILL shut down power on Wednesday July 6, 2016, for approximately 12 hours—7am-7pm
The UC Gill Tract Community Farm and The Green Initiative Fund invites current UC Berkeley undergraduate or graduate students to apply for 4 paid positions in our new Agroecological Fellows Program.
Fellowship General description The UC Gill Tract Community Farm (UCGTCF) is excited to announce the launch of our new Agroecological Fellows Program (AFP) for current UC Berkeley students for the Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 academic year. Through the creation of four paid fellowship positions for undergraduate and graduate students, the AFP offers a year-long opportunity for students to develop their leadership skills and deepen their knowledge and experience of solving issues in the food system, from chemical-dependant production to inequitable distribution. The main goal of the AFP is to provide valuable experiential learning opportunities for the growing number of students interested in: food justice, agroecology, urban farming, community-based organizations, non-profit administration, and equitable economies; allowing them to become successful change-makers.
Each fellowship position is for 10 hours per week, with a remuneration of $12/hour for undergraduate students or $15/hr for graduate students. The fellowship starts on September and ends in April 2017.
Fellows Positions: -Farm Management Fellow
-Campus and Community Partnership Fellow
-Outreach and Communications Fellow
Recreation is hiring work-study students for Fall & Spring right here in the Village as Community Center Coordinators. The Community Center Coordinator position is responsible for overseeing all programs and operations during the Open Recreation hours at the Community Center. Responsibilities include facility operations, coordination of events and activities, fee collection, customer service and administration.
Meet with campus experts to learn more about accommodation animals in University Village!
When: 7/21 (Thu), 6:30-7:30PM Where: Four Corners Room, Community Center Speakers: David M Robinson, Associate Campus Counsel; Derek Coates, Interim Disability Compliance Officer
Food will be provided to participants.