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Week of November 29, 2004

Study Breaks and Snacks!
Research suggests that you should take frequent breaks while you study. For example, some experts claim that the average person can only concentrate for about 50 minutes. After that, your abiliy to learn and retain information declines. For every hour that you study, you should treat yourself to a 10 minute break. We're here to help...

Reading Period Study Breaks and FREE FOOD in the Student Lounge (5th Floor)
Friday, December 3 at 3:00pm
Saturday, December 4 at 2:00pm
Monday, December 6 at 3:00pm (Sponsored by ISBA)
Monday, December 6 at 5:30pm (Sponsored by ISBA)
Tuesday, December 7 at 3:00pm

Relaxation, Games, and Prizes in the Library (9th Floor)
Don't miss winning the daily raffles in the library during the Reading and Exam Periods. Prizes will be provided by the Alumnae/i Affairs and Development Office, the Downtown Campus Library, the Downtown Campus Cafeteria, the Office of Career Services, and the Office of Student Services. The Library will also provide games and puzzles to help you rest your brain. More information about study breaks in the library will be posted near the entrance.

Spring U-Pass Distribution
All day division students who are considered full-time for the spring 2005 semester will receive a U-Pass, which provides unlimited rides on the CTA from January 18 - May 20, 2005. Status as a full-time student is determiend by your official division status, and not be the number of credit hours you take in a particular semester. If you qualify for a U-Pass and want to obtain it during the first available distribution, you must be registered for spring classes by 5:00pm on December 17, 2004.

Spring U-Pass cards will be distributed on Thursday, January 13, Friday, January 14, and Tuesday, January 18, 2005. The exact times and locations will be announced in an email sent during Winter Break. Students will only be permitted to pick up their own U-Pass cards.

If you are not registered as a full-time, day division student by December 17, 2005, you have a financial hold on your account on that date, or you do not have an ID picture on file in the Registrar's Office by that date, you will not receive a U-Pass during this initial distribution period. Students who qualify for the U-Pass after December 17 or were not included in the initial spring U-Pass request sent to CTA will have passes ordered for them on January 24, 2005. We expect these passes to arrive at the law school by Feburary 2, 2005.

Fall U-Pass Activation Period
Fall '04 U-Pass cards will remain valid through December 18, 2004, the last day of final exams. If y ou have problems with your pass before this date, please see Frequently Asked Questions about the U-Pass or the CTA U-Pass website.

Spring Health Insurance Enrollment Period
If you were not enrolled in student health insurance this fall, you can now enroll for the spring. Spring health insurance costs $526 for the coverage period of January 13 - August 14, 2005. This cost will be added to your spring semester fees. Please submit an online enrollment form by January 26, 2005. For more information about the student health insurance plan, please visit IIT's Student Health Center website or the Health Insurance FAQ.

Waiving/Canceling Health Insurance for the Spring
Any student (day or evening division) enrolled for 12 or more credits in the spring, will be automatically enrolled in student health insurance. If you have your own insurance coverage, you can waive student health insurance by completing the online waiver form by January 26, 2005. If you previously waived student health insurance, the waiver will remain on your account indefefinitely unless you re-enrolled in the plan after you submitted that waiver. If you are on a F1 or J1 visa, you cannot waive student health insurance.

If you were enrolled in student health insurance in the fall and no longer want the coverage either because you have another insurance plan or are now registered for less than 12 credits, you can cancel student health insurance for the spring by contacting Melody Jack at jack@iit.edu by January 26, 2005. You will receive a refund on your account for the spring.


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

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