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We will open on Feb 1st
Wear a Mask at all Times!

In this Newsletter:
- Can't Acess the Main Space of the MCSC? Fill out this Form

MCSC Events:
- Grab & Go Food and Supplies Feb 1st and 4th @11am-1pm infront of the MCSC Kitchen

Self and Community Care:
- LivingWell Self-Care Workshop on Jan 27th at 11am Sign up Here

In the Burlington Community
- LGBTQ+ Town Hall Housing Jan 26th at 7pm RSVP Here

UVM Events: 
- Winter Week of Welcome Feb 1st- 7th
- Winter Activities Fest Feb 8th - 12th!

Jobs, Internships & Webinars: 
- Work for the Tutoring Center as a Study Skills Tutor
- City of Burlington has new and excting internships
- Take the National Life Group and win a gift card CLICK HERE
Go to for this and other opportunities

Take the National Life Group and win a gift card CLICK HERE


As we evolve this newsletter and refine our processes, we welcome any feedback you have capacity to share with us. Email us with any thoughts you have!

Table of Contents:

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Community Spotlight 

Other UVM Events


Tuesdays @ 9 – 10 am – Starting Feb 2

Interfaith Center Fireplace Room

Craving an opportunity to just sit and chat with others? Drop by anytime Tuesday mornings between 9 – 10 am for a warm beverage (not just tea!) and informal conversation. The entire UVM community is welcome!

RSVP to Game of Things at


Thursday Feb 4 @ 7 – 8:30 pm

UVM Interfaith Center (via Zoom)  RSVP Here

In the midst of a pandemic, political elections, and social upheaval, we are being challenged to examine what it means to live as a civil society. In this annual, six-part series, this year we are exploring how each of us understands and prioritizes freedom from our own religious and/or philosophical perspectives by discussing one of the five basic freedoms found in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Our February session will focus on the freedom of the Press. RSVP here and we'll send you the link for the meeting! Sponsored by the Revolutionary Love Project, Dream Corps, and others.

Winter ActivitiesFest!
February 8th - 12th

To provide a safe experience for our community, this year’s Winter ActivitiesFest will span multiple days to reduce crowding and congregating. Walk through the large outdoor tent on the Davis Center green (between the Howe Library and Davis Center), and meet students leaders from a number of student groups. Different clubs available on each day – check back for more details about the clubs that will be present on each day.

This event is also available virtually for students who are attending the semester remotely or who are uncomfortable with attending in-person – all you need to do is sign onto UVM Club ( between 11AM – 2PM (EDT) and connect with the groups who are participating that day virtually!

Don’t forget to bring your mask and observe social distancing policies! 

Contact Student Life ( for questions and accommodations.

Dana Medical Library (

January 19 through January 31:
Dana Medical Library will be open to all UVM faculty, staff, Larner College of Medicine students, and UVM Medical Center employees beginning January 19. Additional student access policies during this period will be determined at a later date.

February 1:
The Dana Medical Library will re-open to all UVM patrons beginning February 1, 2021.
Howe Memorial Library (
Silver Special Collections Library (

January 4 through January 31:
Howe Library will be open to UVM faculty, staff, and students with the required sponsorship in place. Silver Special Collections Library will continue to be open by appointment only. Remote reference, curbside, interlibrary loan, and document delivery services will be available during this time. Between January 4th and January 18th, student visitors to both libraries must be sponsored by their Dean or in other approved categories. Additional student access policies for the period of January 19th to January 31st will be determined at a later date.

February 1:
The Howe Library will re-open to all UVM patrons beginning February 1, 2021, which is the first day of classes of Spring Semester. During this same period, Silver Special Collections Library will welcome visitors by appointment only.

Self and Community Care

Do you want to get more intentional about your self-care? This workshop challenges the notion of a one-size fits all version of self-care and uplifts the importance of community/collective-care, even virtually. Through discussion, reflective writing and embodied practices we will explore what radical self-care is for you and what supports a thriving community for all.

This is a HYBRID event taking place in-person and virtually. Students quarantining on campus can access the in-person program in the hotel ballroom. Students accessing remotely can do so on Microsoft Teams

virtual attendees: 

Click Here to Join Teams Meeting

or visit at 11:00 AM (ET) on 1/27/21

Questions? Email

In the Burlington Community

Jobs, Internships & Webinars

We have transitioned to show all internship, fellowship, job and other opportunities in a different page so it is easier for you to access.
Please go to to check it out!
MCSC Job Board Click Here
Check out this listing of job in the Burlington and Vermont community!
Click Here or on picture for more info
Looking for a job in Boston? Join the Young Non-Profit Professionals Network Listserve to receive daily emails of job offers and other professional opportunities. 
Click Here or on picture for more info
Looking for a job in the US House of Representatives? Sign up for the House Employment Bulletin to get emails about open positions.
Click Here on the picture for more info!
Help with immigration forms from non-immigration law attorneys, with a lot experience. Free services. Click on picture for email link.

MCSC Staff
Contact us

Beverly Colston
Director of MCSC
Email Me Here

Jaydeen Santos
Student Services Advisor
Email Me Here
Tatiana V Martinez
Office Manager
Email Me Here
Daniel Tovar
Leadership Development
Email Me Here
Valeria Pinzón-Mendez
Student Retention and Success
Email Me Here
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