Quiet Hours

Welcome
to the
UC Washington Center
RESIDENTIAL SERVICES STAFF
Mac Hamlett, Building Manager
[email protected]
Resident Director
vacant
Alverta Scott, Student Services
[email protected]
Anahe Hartounian, Auxiliary Services
[email protected]
Alma Gomez, Community Assistant
[email protected]
David Clark, Community Assistant
[email protected]
Pauline Cao, Community Assistant
[email protected]
RESIDENCE LIFE OFFICE HOURS
Monday – Friday
2pm – 6pm
8pm – 9:30pm
Saturday
6:30pm – 8pm
YOUR ACCESS ITEMS
 Apartment Key
 Gives access to apartment, room and mailbox
 Access Card
 Operates the elevator, stairwell and outside doors
 Front doors are locked nights and weekends
 If you forget your Access Card you can still use the elevator to get
to the lobby
 ID Card
 Must be shown to security EVERY time you come in the building
 It also serves as proof of your residency
 Failure to Show ID
1st offense $5 charge
2nd offense $10 charge
3rd offense $15 charge
4th offense $20 charge and judicial hearing
DRINK RESPONSIBLY
What is a drink?
 One 12 oz. beer
 One ounce of 80 Proof liquor or
 One 4-5 oz glass of wine.
BOTTOM LINE: Not all "drinks" are alike
Moderate drinking means for females 1 drink a day, and for men, 2 drinks a
day
In order to stay in control you should not drink more than one drink per
hour
(http://www.brad21.org/what_is_a_drink.html)
ALCOHOL POISONING: A MEDICAL
EMERGENCY
HOW CAN YOU TELL IF SOMEONE IS ABOUT TO BECOME A VICTIM
OF ALCOHOL POISONING?
PASSING OUT DOESN'T MEAN SLEEPING IT OFF
Signs and Symptoms:
 Unconscious or semi consciousness
 Slow respiration (breaths) of eight or less per minute or lapses between breaths of more than eight
seconds
 Cold, clammy, pale or bluish skin
 What to do: Call 24-hour Emergency Line: 202-415-9275 and 911
 If you have concerns please call the emergency line-we are here to help!
(http://www.brad21.org/what_is_a_drink.html)
SEXUAL HARASSMENT
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title IX.
 Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or
physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when
submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an
individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work
performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.
 It is helpful for the victim to directly inform the harasser that the conduct is
unwelcome and must stop. The victim should use any employer complaint
mechanism or grievance system available.
YOUR CONDUCT
 Violations of our housing policies will be forwarded to your
home campus
 Any violation to the Housing Code of Conduct will be
placed in your permanent file
 Failure to pay fines or replacement costs can result in a
freeze on your campus account (i.e. transcripts, class
registration, diplomas)
KNOW THE RULES
Handbook available at www.ucdc.edu.
 Alcohol
 No possession, transportation (in plain view), or consumption
of open containers will be allowed in common or public areas
by any person, regardless of age.
 Quiet Hours
 Sunday – Thursday from 11:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Friday and Saturday from 1:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
MENTAL HEALTH:
UCDC COUNSELING SERVICES
(202) 234-7738
 In building hours
 Monday
6:00pm – 9:00pm
 Wednesday
4:30pm – 7:30pm
 Thursday
6:00pm – 9:00pm
 2 off site appointments per resident
 We are equipped for brief counseling needs; long
term needs may require a referral.
 Psychiatric referrals available
 24 hour emergency line - See a Residence Life Staff
member or Campus official
REMEMBER…
 DO NOT TAMPER WITH THE SPRINKLER HEADS or any
safety equipment in the building
 Evacuate when you hear the fire alarm
 The alarm system is designed to alarm only parts of the building
effected. You may not hear an alarm on another floor.
We recommend renter’s insurance. The
University is not responsible for the personal
possessions of the residents.
FIRE SAFETY
Grease fires are very common, so pay close attention to your food when
cooking – DO NOT THROW WATER on a grease fire or an electrical
fire.
There are multiple fire extinguishers on every floor, which can be used in
any type of fire.
If you hear an alarm exit the building and wait for instructions from a res
life staff member.
Exit your apartment and close the door behind you.
Assist disabled persons in your vicinity with exiting the building
Exit the building by the nearest stairway. DO NOT USE THE ELEVATORS.
Failure to exit is ILLEGAL.
If you know the cause of the alarm report it to a UCDC staff member
immediately.
Assemble at the west sidewalk of 16th St between Rhode Island Ave. and M
Street
Wait for notification before returning to the building
SAFETY AND SECURITY IN THE CENTER
CA Emergency Line – 202.415.9275
 Security Desk is open 24/7. they are here to:
 Observe and report activity of those in and around the building
 For your convenience they also…
Check in guests
 Check out grocery carts and vacuums to residents


Maintain a Lost and Found
 Don’t prop open your apartment door
 For your own safety, the doors lock when closed so keep them that way
 The apartment doors are fire rated and need to remain shut
 Information on the Clery Act is available at…

www.ucdc.edu/clery/clery.cfm
SAFETY AND SECURITY AROUND DC
 DC is a major city
 PAY ATTENTION
 Look like you know what’s going on
 When you go out at night, travel safely and responsibly
 PUT YOUR PHONE AWAY when walking at night
 Copy all important documents
 ID
 Passport
 Credit Cards
HOUSEKEEPING
Cleaning Schedule:
Monday 4&5
Tuesday 6&7
Wednesday 8&9
Thursday 10&11
They clean kitchen floor, bathroom, vacuum living room
YOU CLEAN THE REST
All Residents are responsible for the condition of the apartment
RESIDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR…
 Cleaning the kitchen, both counters and appliances
 Cleaning their bedrooms. Vacuums are available in the lobby
 Keeping common areas clean
 Clearing off the bathroom counter and shower area of all items the
day cleaning is scheduled
Environmental Health and Safety inspections will occur throughout the
term.
MAINTENANCE
 Go to www.ucdc.edu.
 Click on submit a work order
 Username: [email protected]
 Password: ********
Please do not ask Security or Res Life to
submit work orders for you.
GUEST POLICY
 All guests must check-in at the security desk and leave a valid government issued
ID card with security. No student ID cards will be accepted..
 Anyone found checking in another resident’s guest will be served a judicial
hearing and issued a $100 fine.
 Guests must be accompanied at all times in the building, and may only enter the
building with a UCDC resident.
 Guests found in possession of a host’s keys, ID card, or Sonitrol fob will be
banned from the Center. Residents will have guest privileges revoked and will be
fined $100.
 A maximum of two overnight guests per apartment per night. (Overnight is 1am
to 6am)
 Guests must return their guest pass to the Security Desk before exiting the
Center.
 Hosts are responsible for the actions of their guests at all times.
 The UC Washington Center reserves the right to close the building to any nonresident or guest and to ask them to leave the building at any time.
 Your guest privileges may be revoked for violating the Handbook.
MAIL AND PACKAGES
Your address is:
YOUR NAME
1608 Rhode Island Ave NW
UC Washington Center Apartment #
Washington, DC 20036
Must have the package slip and UCDC ID to pick up your package
Mail cannot be forwarded from UCDC to a new address
UCDC MERCHANDISE
 Sweatshirts - $40
 Camelbaks - $15
 T Shirts - $12
 Mugs - $10
 Re-useable Totes - $3
 Lanyards - $3
 ID Card holder- $3
 Stop by The Res Life Office to purchase yoru UCDC Gear!
DC IS DIVIDED INTO FOUR QUADRANTS
 Music:
FUN:
WHAT’S GOING ON AROUND TOWN
 http://www.songkick.com/metro_areas/1409-us-washington
 http://www.meetup.com/indiemusic-134/
 Young Scene:
 http://www.brightestyoungthings.com/
 WAPO event list:
 http://dcist.com/
 Local Bands:
 http://dcmusicdownload.com/2012/08/16/weekend-hits-22/
 Hiking:
http://www.midatlantichiking.com/