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MOVE-OUT CHECKLIST U VISA TALENT SHOW
VISA, the Volunteers of Inter-
des: national Student Affairs, invites
Syou to the VISA Talent Show,
o y the premier dance competition
that showcases several popular
UF dance troupes.
Whether you're moving on to bigger and better
things or just moving to a new apartment, be sure When: Thursday, April 15,
to do the following before vacating your property. 2010
Even if you're leaving, you can still be charged for Where: O'Connell Center
damages done to your previous property so be sure --Time: 7:00PM-1 0:OOPM
to be careful when moving out.
Admission is free and open to
Know the lease termination date. When this A sthe public.
date comes around, you need to be completely .
moved out of your apartment. Your date may be
different from your roommates so don't assume you s
all have the same move-out date.
Don't procrastinate with packing. Packing may
seem easy, but it takes longer than you think. Start lokng fr a o .--.w a-
30 days before you have to move to avoid last
Be equipped. Have plenty of live? m
boxes, tape, blankets, a dolly,
cleaning supplies, a vacuum,
steam cleaner, and spackle to make your apart- Try our FREE Housing Locator
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before they break them down.
Moving truck, company, storage unit...oh,
my! If you think you may use any of these, call
ahead and reserve the vehicle or help. Lots of people are moving
at the same time so you want to make sure that you have one. Re-
member, you could have your friends and family help you out for the
cost of a couple of pizzas and avoid using the moving company.
Be green and clean. If you have furniture you know you will not
bring with you, instead of trashing it, see if someone else can use
it. Word of mouth, posting on OCL's Message Boards (see ad to the
right), or Goodwill or the Salvation Army can help you get rid of
your unwanted furniture.
Click and shoot. Take pictures of your apartment after your
belongings are out to show the condition of the property. Note any
damages or repairs done.
Walk it out. Have your landlord or apartment
manager do a walk-through of your apartment
with you. Try to schedule this a couple days be-
fore your lease ends so you have time to repair
anything they may note. Have your landlord sign b
your move-out checklist.
Clean! Thoroughly clean your apartment to avoid being charged
for any cleaning services the complex may have to use.
Deposit date. Ask your landlord or apartment manager for the
specific date you will receive your safety deposit.
CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES! THE BEST CAMPUS RESOURCE YOU'VE
NEVER HEARD OF
Transitioning from being an undergraduate student to the
work force or graduate/professional school can be chal-
work force or graduate/professional school can bes chil- Ombudsman...funny-sounding word, important function. As stated on
lenging. Change is going to happen and the best thing to
do is to prepare yourself for it. Realize that with the cur- the Ombudsman website at http://www.ombuds.ufi.edu/, the Ombuds-
rent economic state and with the average job search lasting man is a university professional who assists students in resolving problems
about 6 months, finding employment may be challenging. It and conflicts that arise in the course of interacting with the institution. By
is still possible to find a job, but do not get discouraged if you do not im- considering problems in an unbiased way, the Ombuds works to achieve a
mediately find a job upon graduation. fair resolution and works to protect the rights of all parties involved. The
If you are moving back home or to a new city, be prepared for a read- Ombuds works with academic matters, including disagreement over grad-
justment period. You may be moving with friends or alone, but prepare ing. If you have concerns, contact your instructor, first. But, if after going
yourself with realistic expectations of transition. Adjusting to your new through the appropriate channels still leaves your issue unresolved, the
environment may take no time or a couple of months, but just be prepared Ombudsman can help and really be a valuable resource to you.
for changes, for better or worse. Best of luck to you in your future endea-
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UNiVERSiTY OF FLORIDA
OFF CAMPUS LIFE
PW A SMILE
and get outdoors
to enjoy the beauti-
ful Spring weather!
disc golf, boat-
ing, climbing wall,
mountain biking, and
much more. Lake
Wauberg is free
for all UF students.
Bring your Gator I
ID card and head
south on 441 to Lake
Wauberg. Go to
APRIL 2010 VOLUME 3, ISSUE 8
SUMMER SKIN CARE
With the upcoming sunny, warm weather, be sure to
keep yourself safe from skin diseases. Below are
on how to protect yourself from the sun.
When possible, avoid
sun exposure from 10OAM
Wear sunscreen of
atleast SPF 15 or higher.
Apply sunscreen 30 min-
utes before exposure and
reapply every two hours or more often if sweating
or coming out of the water.
Wear a broad brimmed hat.
Avoid tanning beds.
Wear sunglasses that have 100% UVA and UVB
protection that wrap around the sides.
Never allow yourself to burn.
Use moisturizers or lotions that have an SPF of 15
for daily use if exposed.
Use a UV lip block.
Keep hydrated. Drink plenty of water while
you're out in the sun.
FREE TAX PREP FOR
INCOMES LESS THAN YU
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) MW I
is a free tax service that prepares
returns for low to moderate income
clients. All volunteers are certi-
fied through the IRS. Sites are located throughout
Gainesville including the law school and Santa Fe
College downtown campus. Volunteers are filing
taxes until April 8. Call the United Way at 352-
331-2800 to schedule an appointment. Be sure to
ask for tax services.
If your family made less than $49,000 in income in
2009, you should qualify you for free tax services.
Why pay to get your taxes prepared when you can
have an expert maximize your refund for free! For
questions, contact Kimberly at kim.s.thomas@ufl.
Keep in mind that you need your tax information in
order to file your FAFSA. Take advantage of this
free tax filing services to help prepare your FAFSA
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"KICKIN IT FOR THE KIDS" KICKBALL TOURNEY
Host: UF's Health Administration Student Association
What: 2nd "Annual Kickin It For the Kids!" Kickball Tournament
When: April 11, 2010, 9am-3pm
Where: Northeast Field (400 NE 16th Avenue)
Registration is $10 per player. A portion of the proceeds will
benefit the Alachua County Organization for Rural Needs.
For questions or to register contact Lexi Wynne, firstname.lastname@example.org.
GET PUBLISHED IN OCL'S MAGAZINE!
The Gator Guide to Off Campus Life is OCL's annual full-color, mag-
azine-style publication. The Gator Guide includes tips on budgeting,
finding appropriate housing and roommates, and local and campus
resources available to students. This year, we are including pictures
and quotes from you, the student.
Submit a quote sharing your thoughts on off campus life. Submit
quotes to email@example.com If your quote is published, we
will also print a picture of you. Please keep quotes and pictures ap-
propriate. No profanity, nudity, or inappropriate content is allowed.
Along with quotes, submit your design for the front cover. The front
cover is 81/2 x 11" and full color. Any form of art--photography,
graphic design, etc. is welcomed. The focus is off campus life. Send
front cover design submissions in PDF format to OCL Director Nora
Kilroy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Gator Guide goes out to over 10,000 students and gets 10-
15,000 hits on our website. Get a group of your friends together
and take advantage of this opportunity to be included in a Univer-
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This portion of the newsletter is
written by local apartment managers.
Make Some $ by Referring Friends
The biggest compliment that a business can get is to be referred. Refer friends, family or
anyone you know who is seeking a new home. Referrals help residents in that:
" They have neighbors to visit
" Most communities offer referral fees
The office staff loves it
" Makes for great social events at a community