New Housing Assistant Phone Number

UntitledVerano Place continues to experience problems with our office phones after hours due to a problem with a campus transformer. When the transformer goes down, the office phones go down as does voicemail. As a result one this occurs residents are unable to reach a Housing Assistant through the office line until the following business day when the phones are reset on campus.

To address this issue we have changed our duty line procedures so that you can call a Housing Assistant directly during non-business hours at 949-294-1812. Please update your  phone list, phone contacts, and other information so you can reach a Housing Assistant during an after-hours emergency.

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Mark your Calendar! Celebrate UCI is April 12, 2014!

Come to Celebrate UCI on Saturday April 12, 2014. Most events begin at 10:00 a.m.! This spring event features an outdoor Festival, Open House and Car Show. Wayzgoose, UCI’s oldest tradition, is a student run festival in Aldrich Park – filled with live entertainment, food, games and rides for UCI and the community. This is a fun, family friendly event.

The Celebrate UCI program and more information can be viewed at: www.celebrate.uci.edu.

To get us all in the Anteater Spirit, Verano Place will be hosting a coloring contest for kids and kids at heart. Individuals should color and assemble the attached Anteater. Then, turn it into the Verano Housing Office Front Desk between March 24 – April 4, 2014. The Anteaters will be on display until April 12 and then individuals can pick them up if they would like to keep them.

If you are not interest in participating in the coloring contest but would like to build a 3-D paper Anteater we will have copies of the anteater flyer available at the Housing Office and Cyber Café desk. You can stop by and pick one up.

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Yoga as Healing for Survivors of Sexual Assault

The CARE Office is proud to present a 5-week Yoga as Healing program for survivors of sexual assault.

Yoga provides survivors with a means of becoming reacquainted with their bodies, helps them become grounded in the present moment, supports their ability to regain control of their body, reminds them that they have choices, and allows them to explore the benefits of mindfulness as they flow breath to movement in trauma-informed practice.

The entire experience of practicing yoga, can help survivors find union between seemingly disconnected and challenging aspects of the self; allowing participants to slowly build the pieces into an integrated whole.

Our special promo video: http://animoto.com/play/h9VHUb5n6v2EP96gdQdTkA

To request an interest form or for more information, please e-mail zkhoraki@uci.edu. Forms are due via email on March 21st at 5pm.

Daylight Savings

It’s time to turn the clocks ahead and lose an hour of sleep this weekend when Daylight Savings Time kicks in at 2:00 a.m. Sunday. When you turn the clocks ahead, it’s a good time to take a few basic steps to ensure you are ready in the event of an emergency.

CHECK YOUR SMOKE ALARM BATTERIES. When you turn the clocks ahead, take a few minutes to replace the batteries in your smoke alarms and push the test button to make sure the alarms are working. If have questions about how to do this contact the Verano Place Housing Office at 949-824-5964.

REVIEW YOUR EVACUATION PLAN AND LOCATE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ASSEMBLY AREA.There are many reasons you might need to evacuate your apartment. You should evacuate immediately when:

  • a fire and/or life safety emergency occurs,
  • your building fire alarm activates,
  • you are notified to do so by emergency response personnel or Student Housing staff.

Daylight savings is a great time to review the various neighborhood assembly area locations in Verano Place and ensure your household knows what to do if you need to evacuate. When an evacuation is necessary place your red “EVACUATE” door tag on your outside doorknob as you leave your apartment. Once outside, move to the closest Neighborhood Assembly Area (NAP site) and check in with Verano Place Staff. While gathering at the assembly area, please try and keep streets and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and personnel. If you suspect someone may be trapped in a building notify emergency personnel. Before returning to the building, wait to receive the “all clear” from staff or emergency personnel.

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GET YOUR HOUSEHOLD PREPARED. Disaster can strike anywhere, anytime. Daylight savings is a good time to:

  • check your emergency supply kit and rotate out any expired food, water, medication, etc.
  • create an emergency supply kit for your car or office.

For more information on personal preparedness visit www.ready.gov or www.readyoc.org

For information on preparing an emergency kit on a tight budget visit http://sites.uci.edu/emergencymanagement/2013/09/26/preparedness-on-a-budget/