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Title: Off campus life newsletter
Physical Description: Serial
Language: English
Creator: Dean of Students Office, University of Florida
Publisher: Dean of Students Office, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: October 2010
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Volume ID: VID00025
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OCLt
DiViSION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
UNiVERSITY OF FLORIDA
OFF CAMPUS LiFE


UF I Division of Student Affairs
UNIVERSITY of FLORIDA


OCTOBER 2010 VOLUME 4, ISSUE 2
Page 1


STRESSED OUT?
You're not alone. If you're feeling burnt out, take a moment for yourself.
Relax. Take a deep breath. Remind yourself that this, too, will pass. UF offers
free counseling services to students. Go to http://www.counseling.ufl.edu/cwc/
for more information. When you're feeling overwhelmed, do something that
makes you happy. Whether it's napping, watching TV, working out, or hanging out
with friends, be sure to take some time in the day for you to help recharge
yourself.


NEW STUDENT ORGANIZATION:
COMMUNITY ADVOCATES

Looking for a way to gain leadership experience and become better connected
to UF and the Gainesville community? Be part of the Community Advocates
Student Organization, a brand new student group sponsored by the Office of
Off Campus Life (OCL). Be a founding member of an organization dedicated
to helping students gain: 1) awareness of their role in the greater Gaines-
ville community 2) knowledge of hidden local treasures and hot spots, and 3)
knowledge of how to make their home
environment the safest and best
possible. Officer positions are
available. All students are wel-
comed. Questions? Contact OCL
Director Nora Kilroy at norak@
offcampus. ufl.edu.

(Photo) Community Advocates
volunteered at the Ronald McDon-
ald House making baked goods for
the families of critically ill
children.


FIVE SIMPLE THINGS TO DO TO HELP PREVENT CRIME
FROM HAPPENING TO YOU

1. DON'T WALK ALONE...ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT. If you're on-campus, call
SNAP (Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol) at 392-SNAP for a free ride to any-
where on campus from 6:30pm-3:00am. If you have to walk alone, be sure to
stay in well-lit, populated areas or try calling a friend for a ride.

2. PAY ATTENTION. Be sure to notice your surroundings. Don't be so en-
grossed in your cell phone conversation or IPod that you don't even notice
someone approaching you.
3. GET IT ON LOCK. Get your safety on lock by locking your car and house
doors (don't forget your sliding glass doors) and windows. Don't leave valu-
ables (i.e. purses, textbooks, GPS, etc.) in plain sight. Such an easy, though
overlooked, action that can prevent crime.
4. REPORT SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOR. If something just doesn't seem right
(i.e. random person sitting in the parking lot, etc.), feel free to report it to
the non emergency-line at 352-955-1818.
5. BE SOCIAL--GET TO KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS. Introduce yourself to your
neighbors. They can be an invaluable resource in helping look after you and
your property.
**For up-to-date crime information in your area, go to
www.gainesvillepd.org and click on the Crime Reports link**


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OCLt
DiViSiON OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
UNiVERSITY OF FLORIDA
OFF CAMPUS LIFE


UF Division of Student Affairs
U UNIVERSITY of FLORIDA


OCTOBER 2010 VOLUME 4, ISSUE 2
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TUTORING RESOURCES & GRAD SCHOOL PREP
If the crunch of classes is getting to you, fear not. UF has tons of free tutor-
ing services available to you.

The Reading and Writing Center is a free service for current UF students
seeking to improve their writing, reading, and study skills. Here, students
have the opportunity to work one-o-oone with a tutor. Check out more info
at http://www.at.ufl.edu/rwcente r/ind ex.htm I
The Teaching Center at Broward Hall offers math and science tutoring along
with study skills and GRE workshops. To schedule an appointment, go to
https://teachingcenter.ufl.edu/hours_location.html.
Many departments and majors also have organizations that offer tutoring.
Be sure to look at your individual major to see if these services are pro-
vided.

Looking to apply for grad school? Most graduate schools require admission
tests like the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc. If you're looking for a way to prep for
the test, start studying early and study a little bit every day. Companies
like Kaplan offer test prep services. To get in some extra study time, the
ground and 1st floors of the Reitz Union are open until 3AM from Sundaye
through Thursday. Starbucks and Taco Bell will be open until 3AM to satisfy
your snack cravings.
your snack cravings.


PARTY SAFETY TIPS


M Make sure that your party experience is a
safe and happy one. If you choose to drink,
never leave your drink unattended. You nev-
WI I er know if someone else may slip something
in your drink. Also, don't drink from anyone
else's cup or any other container that's already been opened (punch
bowls, etc.). Be sure to keep an eye out for your friends and don't go
anywhere alone. Basic safety tips may seem redundant, but remem-
ber that crime does happen everywhere. At a recent party, 12 Cen-
tral Washington University students were rushed to the hospital after
being drugged at a house party. For the complete story, go to http://
www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/10/10/washington.students.overdose/.


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