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Asst. Dean Stephen D. Sowle

Week of May 27, 2013
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Notices to Graduating Seniors. If you are graduating this semester, please read the information below about your Kent email and network accounts, your locker, and student health insurance. If you have any questions, please let me know. Note: If you are not graduating this semester, you will keep your e-mail account and locker until you graduate.

•Email and Network Accounts. Network accounts: Your network account will be deactivated on Monday, August 5 (the first Monday after the July bar exam). Email accounts: With the transition to Google Apps for Education, your Kent email account is for life. You can continue to use your Chicago-Kent email as long as you chose to do so.

•Clearing Out Lockers. Please clear your lockers out no later than Thursday, August 1. Anything left in lockers after that date will be removed. If you are unable to clear your locker out by that date, please contact me to make arrangements for your locker contents to be set aside for you. Note: This applies only to graduating students. If you are not graduating, you do not need to clear your locker out; you will keep your current locker until you graduate. 

•Student Health Insurance.
 If you have student health insurance through IIT, your coverage will end on August 13, 2013. If you are interested in enrolling in an individual plan after that date, Aetna offers a discount for those who are currently enrolled in the student insurance plan. You can reach Aetna's customer service department at 877-480-4161.

Dean's Certificate for Illinois Bar. We will mail a Dean's Certificate to the Illinois bar examiners for every graduating student after final grades for the Spring semester are received and processed, and we can confirm completion of all graduation requirements. We compile the list of graduating students from the list of those who submitted Applications for Graduation listing Spring 2013 as their final semester.

Bar Exams in Other Jurisdictions. If you plan to take a bar exam outside of Illinois, you should provide the Registrar with appropriate forms for the Law School to complete as soon as possible.

Student Lounge Closed on May 28.
The 5th floor Student Lounge will be closed on Tuesday, May 28, for upholstery cleaning.

Summer 2013 Term Information.

•Add/Drop Period. The add/drop period for the Summer will extend through Tuesday, June 4, 11:50pm -- you may add an open class, or drop a class and receive a tuition refund, through June 4. If you drop a class after that date, you will not receive a tuition refund. Click here for links to the Summer schedule and Registration Bulletin.

•Classroom Assignments. A version of the Summer schedule that includes classroom assignments is available on the Summer 2013 Quick Guide page (also available by going to the Current Students page and clicking on the Summer '13 link).

•Initial Reading Assignments. A list of initial reading assignments for Summer courses is available on the Summer 2013 Quick Guide page (also available by going to the Current Students page and clicking on the Summer '13 link). Please note: If a course is not listed, that means we did not receive an initial assignment from the professor.

•Pass/Fail Elections. Pass/fail elections for the Summer term must be made online no later than Tuesday, June 4, at 11:50pm. Not all courses are available for the pass/fail election. Please review section 2.4 "Pass/Fail Election" of the student handbook if you have any questions regarding pass/fail elections. In order to make an election, you should:

  1. Log into Web for Students.

  2. Select the "Take Class Pass/Fail" option under the "Online Forms" heading

  3. Select the course you would like to take on a pass/fail basis

  4. Submit your selection

The Registrar's Office will review your request and inform you if there is any problem with your request.

•U-Passes for Summer Term. U-Passes are available in the Registrar's office for all full-time students who are registered for at least one Summer class. The U-Pass will be effective starting Tuesday, May 28 through Wednesday, July 24 (please note that this ending date applies for all full-time students registered for the Summer, including those taking Business Organizations, which extends beyond the normal end of the Summer term).

Fall 2013 Term Information.

•Add/Drop Period. The initial registration period for Fall 2013 classes closed last week. The registration system opened back up on Saturday, May 4, for students to see what classes they were admitted into, and to make adjustments to their schedules. You may continue to make adjustments to your schedule until the end of the Fall add/drop period on Monday, September 9, at 11:50pm. If you did not register during the initial registration period, you may now do so.

•Initial Reading Assignments and Course Materials. A list of initial reading assignments for Fall 2012 courses will be posted no later than Wednesday, August 7. It will be linked to this page, and will be available on the Fall 2013 Quick Guide page (also available by going to the Current Students page and clicking on the Fall '13 link).

You may ask the bookstore to hold your Fall course materials for you when they arrive, or for an extra fee you may request that the books be mailed to you over the summer. If you would like to take advantage of either of these options, stop by the bookstore before you leave, or call the bookstore at 312/906-5605. In addition, you may order your course books over the Internet by clicking on the Bookstore link on the Current Students page.

Graduating Students: Reduced Loads and Tuition Discounts. Students graduating at the end of the Fall 2013 semester who need fewer than the minimum number of hours to graduate may take fewer credits without special permission. In addition, if you will be graduating at the end of the Fall semester, and will be taking more than the 87 credits required to graduate, you may receive a 50% discount on each credit you take over the required 87 credits. If this affects you, please contact me by email no later than Monday, September 9, and I will arrange for the credit to be applied to your account.

Joke of the Week. My friend and I laugh at how competitive we are about things -- but I laugh more.


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