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Week of August 23, 2004

Welcome New Students
Excited? Nervous? Confused? A bit of each? The beginning of law school can be an exciting (and scary) time. If you are experiencing any of these feelings or have a question for which you just can't find the answer, stop by the Office of Student Services. As the Director of Student Services, I meet with students for a variety of reasons, including academic and personal counseling, disability accommodations, administrative concerns, and just general questions. You don't need to make an appointment, just stop by the office, room 310, email me at jlake@kentlaw.edu, or call (312)906-5247.

Also, be sure to check out the Student Services Website. The site contains a great deal of information and resources to help you in law school.

Important Information about Paying Tuition for 1Ls!
Most incoming students have not received their tuition bills even though payment is usually due by the first day of classes. The deadline for paying your tuition has been extended to Friday, August 27! To find an electronic copy of your bill, please log on to the IIT Web for Students. You can use your social security number and birthdate to log on to the system. Please follow the directions carefully. After creating a pin number, you will access the main selection screen. Please choose "Account Summary" under Student Records to find a copy of your bill for this semester. You can pay your tuition at the Bursar's Office on the second floor or online by using Web for Students.

Health Insurance Enrollment & Waiver Deadlines
All students registered for at least 12 credit hours are automatically enrolled in and billed for student health insurance. This applies to both Day and Evening Division students. In addition, all full-time and part-time J-1 and F-1 international students are automatically enrolled in student health insurance.

If you are enrolled for at least 12 credit hours and already have health insurance coverage from another provider, please complete the online Waiver Form by September 1, 2004.

If you are enrolled for less than 12 credit hours and want student health insurance, you can elect coverage by completing the online Enrollment Form by September 1, 2004.

Those of you enrolled in the student health insurance plan will receive your insurance cards by the first week of October. Please verify that you have been enrolled prior to receiving this card by either calling IIT Student Health Center at (312) 808-7100 or checking your account to make sure that you have been charged for student health insurance.

For answers to frequently asked questions about IIT's student health insurance plan, please visit the Student Health Insurance FAQ.

Fall 2004 U-Pass Distribution
The new U-Passes have arrived. All students who are considered full-time and in the day division automatically receive CTA's U-Pass discount cards. U-Passes will be distributed on Monday, August 23, from 11:00am - 2:00pm in the Front Lobby. For more information about the U-Pass program, please visit CTA's U-Pass website or our U-Pass FAQ.

Please note: If you are currently a day division student but were enrolled in the evening program in the fall, your U-Pass will be delayed. You will receive email notification once it arrives at Kent.

Looking for Organization Presidents...
Both SBA and the Office of Student Services are trying to compile a list of presidents for all student organizations. If you are the contact person for any of the following organizations, please email Claire Forster, SBA Secretary, at cforster@kentlaw.edu with your contact information. If you do not provide this information, you will miss out on important announcements and events.

Amnesty International Legal Support Chapter
Athletic Association for Law Students
Brehon Society of Irish-American Law Students
Criminal Justice Society
Family Law Society
Health Law Society
Hellenic Law Student Association
Kent Association of Trail Lawyers of America
Sports and Entertainment Law Society
Student Animal Legal Defense Fund

Lactation / Milk Expression Room Available
If you are a student needing this facility and would like more information, please contact Jamie Lake, Director of Student Services, at jlake@kentlaw.edu or (312) 906-5247.

Networking and Social Event for Young Professionals
Windy City Young Professionals (WCYP) is a growing network of young professionals in the Chicago area dedicated to the personal, professional, and community growth of its members. Our goal is to enable young professionals living and/or working in the Chicago area to establish long-term business and social relationships.

WCYP Presents: Thad Wong, Founder & CEO of @Properties
Date: Thursday, September 23
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Conference Center at UBS Tower (1 N. Wacker Drive, 2nd Floor)

Real estate in Chicago is a hot commodity and no one knows that better than Thad Wong, Founder and CEO of @Properties. WCYP is proud to host Mr. Wong on Thursday, September 23, as he shares his secrets to success in this very competitive industry. Mr. Wong will talk about his quick climb to the top as Founder & CEO of one of the most successful residential real estate firms in the city. As always, you’ll get a chance to ask questions and meet other area young professionals. To RSVP for this event or to get additional information about joining WCYP, send an email to events@wcyp.org.


Other Helpful Links:
Academic Support Program
Law School Survival Guide
Student Health Insurance FAQ
U-Pass Information

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