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Week of December 4, 2006

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 (with events sponsored by the SBA and ISBA)...

Reading Period Study Breaks and FREE FOOD in the Student Lounge (5th Floor)
Thursday, December 7 at 1:00pm
Thursday, December 7 at 4:00pm
Friday, December 8 at 12:00pm
Friday, December 8 at 5:00pm
Monday, December 11 at 1:00pm
Monday, December 11 at 4:00pm

Spring U-Pass Distribution
All day division students who are considered full-time for the spring 2006 semester will receive a U-Pass, which provides unlimited rides on the CTA from January 22 - May 18, 2006. Status as a full-time student is determined 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 15, 2006.

Spring U-Pass distribution will begin a few days prior to the start of spring semester classes. The exact times and locations for Spring U-Pass Distribution will be announced in the Record and 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 15, 2006, 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 the initial distribution period. Students who qualify for the U-Pass after December 16 or were not included in the initial spring U-Pass request sent to CTA will have passes ordered for them in January.

Fall U-Pass Activation Period
Fall '05 U-Pass cards will remain valid through December 21, 2006, 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 $529 for the coverage period of January 14 - August 14, 2007. This cost will be added to your spring semester fees. Please submit an online enrollment form by January 26, 2007. (The spring enrollment form should be put online this week.) Please save a copy of the enrollment form confirmation for your records. For more information about the student health insurance plan, please visit IIT's Student Health Center website or the Health Insurance FAQ. Students can also enroll in student health insurance by emailing Melody Jack at When emailing Ms. Jack, please include your CWID.

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, 2007. 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 by January 26, 2007. You will receive a refund on your account for the spring.

Rescheduled Illinois Bar Examiner Visit for 3L/4L Students

Representatives from the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar will be at the Law School on January 23, 2007 from 12:00-1:00pm for day students and 5:00-5:50pm for evening students. The Bar Examiners will provide information and answer questions from students in their final year of school concerning the completion of the bar application process and the character and fitness process.


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


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