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Safety Starts with You

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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. The Student Safety Guide is distributed by Resident Advisors to first-year students at their first night meetings. Copies are also distributed to students at the Transfer Student Welcome and Dinner and the Welcome Dinner and Convocation for Graduate and Professional Students.

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. 

When Hearts are More than Valentines

In February Valentine's hearts are everywhere, but the most important hearts are the ones we cannot see.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but UVA wants to decrease deaths on our Grounds through one of the most extensive higher ed public access defibrillation (AED) programs in the country. Locate your nearest AED at work and take a refresher on hands-only CPR. Be ready in case someone's heart suddenly relies on your hands.

UVA To Test Emergency Notification System

UVA will test all components of its emergency notification system components on Tuesday, June 21, between approximately 10:50 a.m. and 11:10 a.m.  The test will include the siren/public address system, text messaging, e-mail, LED and LCD screens, Health System paging system, Alertus desktop messaging, UVA homepage, and UVA Emergency home page. No action is required on your part during the test.

New Public Safety Substation Holds Open House, Feb 3, from 10-2 pm

The UVA Police Department invites the public to tour the new public safety substation on The Corner, on Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The substation is located at 1413 University Ave,  (the former location of the Freeman-Victorius Framing Shop). At the open house, the public can tour behind-the-scenes spaces and meet representatives from the University Police Department (UPD) and the UVA Ambassador program.  Light refreshments will be served.

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