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Stop and Knock Provides Life-Saving Fire Safety Tips

To spread the word about fire prevention to students living off Grounds, representatives from the University of Virginia and the city of Charlottesville go door to door in the annual “Stop and Knock” fire safety campaign, scheduled from August 30-September 1 from 4-6 p.m. this year.

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Safety Starts with You

Safety is vitally important to every member of the UVA community. Take responsibility for your safety and the well-being of others in your community with the new Student Safety Guide.

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Sales Tax Holiday/Tax-Free Weekend, Aug. 5-7, Offers Savings on Emergency Supplies

The Commonwealth of Virginia has combined its three sales tax holidays into one three-day tax-free weekend from August 5 through August 7.  During this weekend, customers save state sales and use tax on qualifying items, including hurricane and emergency preparedness supplies. Tax-exempt days offer the perfect opportunity to ensure that your disaster supply kit is up to date. 

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