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OFF CAMPUS LIFE NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2011 VOLUME 4, ISSUE 6 The Off Campus Life Newsletter is a publication of Off Campus Life in the Division of Student Affairs Page 1 SEXUAL HEALTH Take control of your sexual health and keep your self (and others) safe by learning and practicing safe sexual practices. GatorWell, UFs Health Promotion Service, offers this knowledge: Sexual health and sexuality include so much more than just sexual behavior. Sexual health refers to tak ing care of ones body and needs as it pertains to not only sexual functioning and practices, but also reproduction, contraception, sexual pleasure, inti mate relationships, decision-making, sexual orien tation and sensuality. GatorWell and the Student Health Care Center provide free sexual education and consultation about contraceptives for students. Ga torWell provides free condoms and dential HIV testing. For more information on GatorWell, go to http:// Health Care Center can be found at http://www. The Alachua County Health Department also offers sexual health services including STD/HIV/AIDS test testing, your name and date of birth will appear on your test and information sheet. With anonymous testing, a barcode and your date of birth are used. Your name is never recorded on any paperwork or test. You can still be tested if you choose to not pay. For more information, go to http://www.doh. SPRING BREAK: TRIP IDEAS & SAFETY TIPS Mark your calendars. Spring Break is coming up from 3/7-3/11. If youre looking for something adventurous to do, check out a TRiP. TRiP is the Unversity of Floridas Center for Student Activities and Involvements Travel and Recreation program. Up coming trips include canoeing, hiking, backpacking, and camping excursions. Wilder info including the TRiP schedule and costs. Another UF spring break opportunity is the Florida Alternative Breaks program (FAB). Run by the Center of Leadership and Service, FAB sends students on trips to various locations, both domestic and international, to perform community service and give light to social issues. Past trip issues include Homelessness and Poverty, Migrant Rights, Sustainable Foods, and Criminal Justice. Trips can last a week or weekend. For more information on FAB including application, go breaks.html. Whatever you choose to do for Spring Break, be sure to follow basic safety strategies and look out for your friends. Be aware of your surroundings, stay with a group of people you know, PROCRASTINATION NATION Exams. Assign ments. Papers. Oh, my! When you know you have work to get done, the best thing to do is get to it. Get it done. Plain and simple. The more time you spend worrying or complaining about having to do something does nothing towards ished. Read below for some time management tips to help you become a pro at NOT procrastinating. Take your big assignments and break them up into mini-projects. This makes the task easier to manage and divides the work over a rea sonable amount of time rather than an overnight cram-sesh. essential of boxing out, box-out in a time man agement context refers to making an estimate of how much time an assignment requires. Mapping out how much time youll need to complete a task helps you to manage your time and make sure you spend it wisely. ...tips continued on 2nd page...

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OFF CAMPUS LIFE NEWSLETTER The Off Campus Life Newsletter is a publication of Off Campus Life in the Division of Student Affairs FEBRUARY 2011 VOLUME 4, ISSUE 6 Page 2 ATTENTION CONDO RESIDENTS If you live or own a condo, be aware that a new state law has been passed regarding rent payment. If the condominium owner fails to make their association payment, the tenants rent will go to the condominium association and not the actual condo owner to cover this delinquent cost. If you have questions regarding this law, contact Student Legal Services on the 3rd LAWS or go to www.studentlegalservices. Wanna be part of a UF publication? OCLs tor Guide to Off Campus Life, is looking for their roommate experience, any advice they can give about living off-campus, etc. Be part of the new and updated Gator Guide! About 10,000 copies are distributed annually and the Gator Guide is available edu/gatorguide.php to see the Gator Guide national Center, Welcome Center, and OCLs Send your 2-3 sentence-long quote of offe-mail address with your appropriate quote. WORDS OF WISDOM LOCAL HEALTHY & AFFORDABLE EATING Youve heard time and time again how important it is for you to eat healthy, but lets face it, its usually cheaper (and processed food. If youre searching for local, affordable healthy food, look no more. Read below for some local sources of nutritious food and get your healthy and local eating on! Farmers Co-Op is to help grow a community-based food system through the establishment of a cooperativelyowned food market. Become a volunteer or member of com/. Local Ethnic Markets: There are tons of local Asian, Hispanic, and Indian markets that carry fresh produce in addition to their cultural food offerings. Get similar pro UF Meat Market: No...this is not SW Rec Center. UFs IFAS has a Meat Processing Center that, in addition to teaching and research, sells meat at a lower price than most supermarkets. For more information on UFs Meat Market including hours and directions, go to http://www. PROCRASTINATION NATION (CONT.) What are some activities that con sume your time and dont help you complete your task? It could be Facebook stalking, or lounging infront of the TV. While it is important to take some moments of the day for relaxation and fun, its also important to make sure youre getting your work done. Dont overindulge in leisure activities that your stress level and academic status suffer. Remember, everything in mod eration. when youre not alone. Coordinate study or homework time with friends and roommates to create a productive your work. LOOKING FOR OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING? Before you sign a lease, tour the property in-person. Bring a copy of the lease to Student of the Reitz Union to have it reviewed for free. Lastly, use OCLs free online housing locator service at www.housing.


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SPRING BREAK: TRIP IDEAS &E SAFETY TIPS


Mark your calendars. Spring Break is coming up from 3/7-3/11. If you're looking for
something adventurous to do, check out a TRiP. TRiP is the Unversity of Florida's
Center for Student Activities and Involvement's Travel and Recreation program. Up-
coming trips include canoeing, hiking, backpacking, and camping excursions. Wilder-
ness first-aid trained UF students lead the trips. Participants of all experience levels
are encouraged to come on a trip. If you need gear, the Outfitter in the Union can
hook you up with your necessities. Go to https://www.union.ufl.edu/trip/ for more
info including the TRiP schedule and costs.
Another UF spring break opportunity is the Florida Alternative Breaks program (FAB).
Run by the Center of Leadership and Service, FAB sends students on trips to various
locations, both domestic and international, to perform community service and give
light to social issues. Past trip issues include
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Wanna be part of a UF publication? OCL's
annual magazine-style publication, the Ga-
tor Guide to Off Campus Life, is looking for
tips from students on how to find housing,
their roommate experience, any advice they
can give about living off-campus, etc.

Be part of the new and updated Gator
Guide! About 10,000 copies are distributed
annually and the Gator Guide is available
online. Go to http://www.offcampus.ufl.
edu/gatorguide.php to see the Gator Guide
or pick up a copy at various UF offices in-
cluding the Dean of Students Office, Inter-
national Center, Welcome Center, and OCL's
office on the 3rd floor of Peabody Hall.

Send your 2-3 sentence-long quote of off-
campus advice to leahv@offcampus.ufl.edu.
Include your first and last name and your
e-mail address with your appropriate quote.


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LOCAL HEALTHY Et
AFFORDABLE EATING

1 You've heard time and time again how
important it is for you to eat healthy, but
let's face it, it's usually cheaper (and
more flavorful) to eat the fattening,
processed food. If you're searching for local, affordable
healthy food, look no more. Read below for some local
sources of nutritious food and get your healthy and local
eating on!

* Citizens Farmers Co-Op: The mission of the Citizens
Farmers Co-Op is to help grow a community-based food
system through the establishment of a cooperatively-
owned food market. Become a volunteer or member of
this organization and learn more about their efforts to
open access to local foods at http://www.citizensco-op.
com/.

* Local Ethnic Markets: There are tons of local Asian,
Hispanic, and Indian markets that carry fresh produce in
addition to their cultural food offerings. Get similar pro-
duce that you'd find in grocery stores for a lower cost.

* UF Meat Market: No...this is not SW Rec Center. UF's
IFAS has a Meat Processing Center that, in addition to
teaching and research, sells meat at a lower price than
most supermarkets. For more information on UF's Meat
Market including hours and directions, go to http://www.
animal.ufl.edu/extension/meat/meat_proc_center.shtml.


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