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)
Monday, December 6 at 3:00pm (Sponsored
Monday, December 6 at 5:30pm (Sponsored by ISBA)
Tuesday, December 7 at 3:00pm
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
Asked Questions about the U-Pass or the CTA
Spring Health Insurance Enrollment
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
by January 26, 2005. You will receive a refund on your account
for the spring.
Other Helpful Links:
School Survival Guide
Health Insurance FAQ