Spring 2013 - Vol 2 Issue 3 Ucsb residence halls newsletter

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Spring 2013 - Vol 2 Issue 3 Ucsb residence halls newsletter

Ucsb residence halls newsletterSpring 2013 - Vol 2 Issue 3WOW! InitiativesWOW initiatives are projects we implement in ourhalls thanks to ideas and feedback from YOU, ourresidents! Here are our latest projects:·Santa Cruz Surf Shower installation startedduring Spring Break6 TVs installed in San Rafael Tower loungesPatio furniture at San Miguel & San RafaelDLG patio remodel. Overhead heating & lights willbe completed by April 15!If you have an idea of something we could do in anyof our facilities that would make you say “WOW!”,please let us know by emailing us atfeedback@housing.ucsb.edu.Summer Sessions HousingHousing for summer 2013 is being offered in Santa Ynez, Westgate, andSan Clemente Villages Apartments for students enrolled in SummerSessions. Applications are open now! Spaces are first-come, first-served. Toapply, visit: http://www.housing.ucsb.edu/applications/summer-sessionSummer Meal PlansSummer Meal Plans are being offered for summer 2013. Whether you livein UCSB apartments or in IV this summer, you can still eat in the diningcommons! Meal plan requests are available starting June 15 at:http://www.housing.ucsb.edu/dining/summer-meal-planInterim Student HousingAre you living with us in Summer Sessions Housing but need a place to livebetween when your contract starts and when you have to move out of thehalls? Don’t know what to do for that week before your IV apartment leasestarts? Conference Services offers Interim Student Housing as a basicaccommodation option between the end of academic year housing and thebeginning of summer session housing. Online registration begins April 3.For more info: http://www.conferences.ucsb.edu/interim-student-housingSan Rafael Tower lounge with TVSanta Rosa Beautification ProjectSanta Rosa residents showed their appreciation for ourhousekeeping and maintenance staff by vacuuming,cleaning windows, and taking out the trash as part of abeautification project. Our staff definitely felt appreciated,so thank you Santa Rosa residents for lending ahelping hand! Pictured: Sharif Ahmed.Counseling & Wellness TipsFeeling overwhelmed? Here’s a list of things werecommend you do to take care of yourself:Take a walk on the beach or to the labyrinthEat a healthy snackDo some jumping jacksStretch out your muscles & get some bloodflowingHave a one-song dance party in your roomChat with a friend for 15 minutesSit in the egg chair or massage chair at theCareer & Counseling Services buildingWrite a letter/postcard to a friendLook at photos of cute puppies:http://www.dailypuppy.com/photosAnd don’t forget about these campus resources:Health & Wellness CenterCounseling & Psychological ServicesStudent Resource BuildingCareer & Counseling ServicesYour Residence Hall Front DeskSummer Job OpportunitiesWill you be around this summer and areyou in need of a job? We have jobs!Housing’s Residential Operations hassummer jobs in Housekeeping,Maintenance, and Grounds. Pay rangesfrom $8.25-$9.50/hour and perksinclude getting discounted meal rates($3.50/meal) in our dining commonsduring the summer. The deadline toapply for these jobs is Friday, April26 th .Apply now at http://www.housing.ucsb.edu/applications/employment-students… you don’t wantto miss this opportunity!Questions? Email Camille Locklearclocklear@housing.ucsb.edu.Off Campus Meal PlansMoving out of the halls next year? Save yourself some time and energy bygetting an off-campus meal plan! If you don’t want the hassle of shopping,prepping, cooking, and cleaning dishes or don’t want to go without our all-youcare-to-eatdining, purchase a meal plan to eat at any of our dining commons at:http://www.housing.ucsb.edu/dining/campus-meal-plan


Ucsb residence halls newsletterSpring 2013 - Vol 2 Issue 3Housing Contract Checklist for Next YearHave you turned in your 2013-14 contract for the Residence Halls? Here are some things toconsider as the academic year closes: Make sure we received your contract. You can view when your contract was received athttps://appl.housing.ucsb.edu/HousingApplications/Prefs/Default.aspx Double check your personal preferences. You have until June 30 to make any changesto your personal preferences. Make sure you fill out the whole form since we’ll be goingoff your latest submission when we do room assignments. Familiarize yourself with the Housing Cancellation Policy. If you wish to cancel acontract that you have already submitted, you may do so before June 30 th with acancellation fee. After June 30 th , you may only cancel if you pay a fee AND have astudent to replace your spot.GIVE When You Move Out!Does your room seem morepacked with stuff than it didwhen you moved in? If there isanything you’d rather not takewith you when you move out,donate it to the GIVE to Isla Vistaprogram! Donate lightly usedclothes, bikes, and other items.You can also buy donated itemsat the GIVE sale with proceedsbenefitting non-profitorganizations in IV. More info at:http://www.sa.ucsb.edu/GiveIV/Studying abroad through EAP? If you submitted a contract but will be abroad the entire year,you need to cancel your contract. Studying abroad for only one quarter? Contact AssignmentServices to defer your move-in date to the quarter you’re returning. Please call805.893.5513 for the residence halls or 805.893.4021 for the apartments.Cultural Mentorship ProgramsDo you have what it takes to make a lasting impact atUCSB? Do you want to give back to yourcommunity? Apply to be a cultural mentor! Being acultural mentor is a highly rewarding experience thatincludes building community, leadership development,assisting residents, connecting with other students,and so much more! There are four different culturalmentorship programs: 1) Familia (Chican@/Latin@)Mentorship contact Priscilla Ju pju@housing.ucsb.edu;2) Dr. Clyde Woods Black Scholars Mentorship contactPaige Gardner pgardner@housing.ucsb.edu; 3) AsianPacific Islander Mentorship contact Rich Trociortrocio@housing.ucsb.edu; 4) iBuddy (matching newinternational students with American students)Mentorship contact Cari Urabecurabe@housing.ucsb.edu. Each mentorship programprovides its own unique experiences, challenges, andopportunities depending on its focus. To learn moreabout a program, please email the contact.Learn, Don’t Burn!It’s the end of Spring Quarter and you see some IslaVista residents gathered around a couch on fire inthe middle of the street. You and your friends walkup to the group and watch as the fire trucks pull upin the distance. People start cheering and tossingtrash into the fire. Before you join in on the“festivities,” consider the following information. If youare caught setting a fire or throwing an item into a fire you may be: Prosecuted for a felony Sentenced to state prison Required to register as an arsonist for the rest of your life Suspended from the UniversityYou will also have to pay legal fees and list that you are a felon on ALLfuture job and school applications. Not only is setting couches on fire badfor the environment and takes up resources that could go towardaddressing real emergencies, but it could also be very costly for you inmore than one way. “Learn, Don’t Burn” and help spread the word.Living-Learning Communities for Continuing StudentsDid you know that we have several living-learning communities in our residence hallsthat continuing students can be a part of? The Multi-Cultural Experience Floor/House inboth San Rafael & Manzanita encourages students from diverse backgrounds to exploresocial, academic and cultural issues through various activities. The Wellness Floor inSan Rafael addresses emotional, physical, and mental health through activities thathelp promote a holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle. The Second Year ResidentialExperience (SYRE) program provides an environment conducive for second year livingthrough the incorporation of academic, social, and wellness practices. You can apply forany of these living-learning communities by updating your personal preferences beforeJune 30 at https://appl.housing.ucsb.edu/HousingApplications/Prefs/Default.aspxFollow us!http://www.facebook.com/UCSBHousinghttp://www.facebook.com/UCSB.Res.Dininghttp://www.twitter.com/UCSBHousinghttp://www.twitter.com/UCSBResDiningHousing & Residential Services * 1501 Residential Services * University of CaliforniaSanta Barbara * CA 93106-6130 * Phone 805.893.2760

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