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Goodwin-Green Globe: March 2017
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Community Calendar

See what's going on in your community with the March events calendar.

Lease Renewal

Apartment Lease Renewal Begins April 1

All current Family & Graduate Housing standard leases end at 12:00 noon on July 31, 2017. If you would like to return to your Family & Graduate Housing Apartment next year, online Lease Renewal for 2017-2018 begins April 1. The online Lease Renewal site will allow you to request to return to your current apartment or transfer to another apartment within the Family & Graduate Housing community. If you do not want to renew your lease for next year, you must also visit the online Lease Renewal site to decline your lease renewal. Lease Renewal will be available through April 30.

Note: Your University account must not have an overdue balance and you must provide proof of University affiliation for the 2017-2018 academic year to renew your lease. You will need to meet one of the following criteria to be eligible to renew your lease for next year:

  • Enrolled for the 2017-2018 academic year as an upper-division undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Employed by the University of Illinois as a full-time faculty/staff member or a post-doc for the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Enrolled for the 2017-2018 academic year as an undergraduate student and will have immediate family members (spouse, child, or parent) living with you in your apartment.
  • Classified as a University Visiting Scholar for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Further information about Lease Renewal will be delivered to your apartment and sent to your email address this month. Please contact the Family & Graduate Housing office if you have any questions regarding the Apartment Lease Renewal process.

Announcing NO Rent Increase for 2017-2018

We have great news! To continue providing affordable housing for all students, faculty, staff, and Visiting Scholars, we are happy to announce there will be no rent increases for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Graduating This Semester?

Residents who are graduating or losing their University affiliation for any reason must submit an Early Termination of Lease Request form to the Family & Graduate office if vacating their apartment prior to July 31, 2017. Forms are available online at the University Housing website ( at the Family & Graduate Housing office. Residents are billed for rent a minimum of 45 days from the day their completed Early Termination of Lease Request form is returned to the Family & Graduate Housing office. We strongly encourage residents to complete this form as soon as they know their preferred apartment vacate date.

March Happenings

Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Saving Time is the practice of changing the clocks forward one hour from standard time during the summer months and changing them back again in the fall. Remember to “spring ahead” and set your clocks forward 1 hour on Sunday, March 12 at 2:00 a.m.. Credit for Daylight Saving Time belongs to Benjamin Franklin, who first suggested the idea in 1784. The idea was revived in 1907, when William Willett, an Englishman, proposed a similar system in the pamphlet The Waste of Daylight.

Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day

On Friday, March 3, you may see some community members wearing green and drinking alcohol to celebrate Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day. The University does not support these activities. If you see anyone that may need help, please contact the police at 911.

Goodwin Green Events

The Krannert Center – Free Concert

The Krannert Center for Performing Arts is having a free concert on Sunday, March 5 at 3:00 p.m. The Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra will be doing a show for students, friends, and family. Please call (217) 333-6280 or 800-KCPATIX (800-527-2849) for reservations.

Goodwin Green Social Hour: Chocolate

Join us from on Friday, March 10 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. for our weekly social at the Goodwin Green Lounge! Social hours will be very sweet as we make Brazilian truffles. Please come if you enjoy chocolate.

Resident Appreciation Week – Prizes!

The Goodwin Green Resident Appreciation Week will come to an end with a drawing on Friday, March 17 at 6:00 p.m in the Goodwin Green Lounge.  We have many exciting prizes this year and hope to see all the apartment residents attend. 

Trip to St. Louis, MO

The St. Louis bus trip will be on Saturday, April 8. We will be going to the Gateway Arch and the Saint Louis Zoo. Adults are $15. Children are $10. Registration will begin on Monday, March 20 at 9:00 a.m. Follow this link to register:

Programs at Orchard Downs

All University Apartment residents are invited to participate in programs at Orchard Downs. See below for more information.  

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party

Come out to the Orchard Downs Community Center on Thursday, March 2 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. for Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party! We will have Dr. Seuss themed food, crafts, and activities. All residents are welcome to join.

The Relationship Workshop

Are you seeking advice for building relationships that are happy and satisfying? Join us at the Orchards Down Community Center on Tuesday, March 7 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Knowing the basic principles of healthy relationships gives us meaning, fulfillment, and excitement in both happy and sad times. Join us for tips on strengthening your relationships presented by Jungeun Kim from The Counseling Center. Small snack included; childcare will not be provided for this event, but coloring sheets will be provided for small children who attend.

ECO-Family Fest

In honor of the 7th Annual Campus Ecofeminism Summit on campus, Orchard Downs and the Women’s Resources Center invites you to the Eco-Family Fest for an afternoon of activities for the whole family. These activities are designed to celebrate our planet and connect students and their families to green living! The Eco-Family Fest will be held at the Orchard Downs Community Center on Sunday, March 12 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Birthday Bingo

March Birthday Bingo will be on Thursday, March 16 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the Orchard Downs Community Center. Please come enjoy bingo games and prizes. Also, do not forget about birthday cake! Happy Birthday to you March babies!

Community Events

Yoga and Meditation Happy Hour

Join us for Yoga on Mondays from 6:00­–7:00 p.m. at the Orchard Downs Community Center, 510 George Huff Drive. The Art of Living - UIUC Chapter has been a registered student organization at UIUC since 2014. Its aim is to promote the mental, emotional and physical well-being of members of the campus community with the help of yoga, meditation and breathing techniques. This is based on the belief that a stress-free individual builds a stress-free and violence-free society. The Yoga and Meditation Happy Hour will be a fun-filled session where you will practice yoga, meditation and breathing techniques to help the overworked mind settle down and let your inner peace shine through. Come, be happy!

Sewing Room (Changed to 1st and 3rd Saturdays)

The Sewing Room is open on March 4 and 18, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Learning Resource Center (Orchard Downs apartment 2044-A). Sewing machines and other equipment including scissors, pins, measuring tape, and thread are available for residents to use. The Sewing Room monitor is Patricia León (email:

Women’s Support Group

Come join us for tea and conversation. The Women’s Support Group is a comfortable space for women to bond and learn new skills while supporting each other. There will be weekly workshops on a variety of topics such as art, cooking, stress-management, parenting, and more. This group will meet Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the Family Resources Center (Orchard Downs apartment 1834-A). Childcare will be provided. For more information, please contact Candace Brahm at

International Women’s Connection

The International Women’s Connection (IWC) is a friendship & cultural exchange group that was started in 1987. Since then hundreds of women have had the opportunity to practice English, make friends and learn about American culture.  The group meets every Wednesday from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. for a free English class and from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. for various activities to help you adjust to American life. The location for the meetings is Twin City Bible Church, on the corner of Lincoln & Michigan Avenue, Urbana (approximately 6 blocks northwest of Orchard Downs).  The IWC welcomes women of all nationalities or religious background and any level of English fluency. Childcare is also provided. For more information, visit or email Ruth at 

MultiCultural Health Center

The MultiCultural Health Center (2040-A Orchard Street) hosts a free medical clinic every Thursday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. This is a walk-in clinic staffed by volunteer medical students and supervised by a licensed medical professional. For several years, HeRMES has operated in partnership with area health clinics that serve the uninsured and underserved of Illinois.

Clinic Hours

Please call (217) 265-6267 to make an appointment during the scheduled hours listed below.  Walk-ins are also welcome.

Wednesday      4–6 p.m.

Thursday         5–8 p.m.

For more information, please contact Robert King at

HeRMES: Every Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30. 

WIC Hours: Friday, March 3 & Friday, March 17 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

CCCHC Services: Champaign County Christian Health Center is a non-profit clinic in our community located at Presence Community Resources Center on Wright St. on the Presence Hospital Campus, with a satellite office at the MultiCultural Health Center by appointment only. Please contact CCCHC through the appointment line, (217) 402- LOVE (5683), if you need assistance with primary care. For more information, visit

Woman, Infants and Children (WIC) Services: WIC services are provided for women, infants and children and are offered by the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District. Services for WIC participants include supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education, counseling, screenings and referrals to other health services, welfare and social services, and immunizations for children. (Note: Clients who are receiving coupons can only pick up their coupons from the MCHC office on the 6th and 12th months. The coupons sent on the first 3 months and the 9th month must be picked up at the C-UPHD office. Clients must also make sure to register on the WIC website in order to make themselves eligible to pick up WIC coupons when available at the MCHC prior to pick up so it can be delivered to the MCHC for pick up.)

For stress-management consultation email

Maintenance Requests

Pest Control

The 300 Goodwin floor six will be inspected in March. Treatment will be provided only as needed; twenty-four-hour advanced notice will be given prior to treatment. To request treatment, visit

Daniels Hall Desk

The Daniels Hall Desk, located at 1010 West Green Street, has various equipment available for residents to use free of charge. Need a vacuum cleaner to tidy up your room? Need a bicycle pump to fill up your tires? Then stop by the Daniels Hall Desk, open 24 hours a day to check out any of the following equipment: vacuums, bicycle pumps, a battery charger, a tool box and snow shovels.

Zipcars Available at Orchard Downs

Grab a Zipcar for a few hours to run errands, the whole day for a local shopping or sightseeing trip or a few days for a vacation getaway.  Every trip includes gas, insurance and 180 free miles per day. One Zipcar is parked at Orchard Downs in the North Laundry Parking Lot and the second is parked at the South Laundry Parking Lot. Join Zipcar for $15.00 at

Important Contacts

Goodwin-Green Office phone: (217) 333-8213

Complex Director

CJ Holterman
Phone: (217) 333-5656

Community Aide

Renato Azevedo
Neighborhood: 1107 & 1113 W. Green

Xiaomei Liu
Neighborhood: 300 S. Goodwin & 1115 W. Green

Other Contacts

Family & Graduate Housing Office: 333-5656
Emergency: 9-911
U of I Police (non-emergency): 333-1216
McKinley Health Center Dial-A-Nurse: 333-2700
Student Insurance: 333-0165