Associate Dean Sowle’s Announcements, May 23 - May 27, 2022


Summer 2022 Schedule and Registration. Please go to the Summer 2022 Quick Guide for the Summer 2022 schedule of classes and other information about the Summer term, including the add/drop period, classroom assignments, initial reading assignments, pass/fail registration, exam information, and applying for graduation, 

•Update on U-Pass for Summer Term. We have learned that the CTA will allow full-time students registered for the Summer 2022 term to opt out of the U-Pass (previously, we announced that it would be mandatory).  If you are a full-time student, are taking at least one Summer class, and would like to use your U-Pass for the Summer term, you do not need to do anything. The cost is $72 for the term. If you do not want the U-Pass this summer, you may opt out by completing this form no later than Tuesday, May 31. If you are a full-time student taking a Summer class, and you have not received a U-Pass card in a prior term, please contact Dean Abhijeet at jabhijeet@kentlaw.iit.edu. The Summer U-Pass will be valid from Monday, May ​23 (the first day of classes) through Wednesday, July ​20 (the end of the Summer upper-level exam period).​ Please note: Due to the rules of the U-Pass program, as set by the CTA, we cannot provide U-Passes to part-time day or evening students.​ ​To learn more about the U-Pass program please visit​ http://www.transitchicago.com/upass/​.​


Fall 2022 Schedule and Registration. The Fall 2022 schedule, registration instructions, and other information about the Fall term are available on the Fall 2022 Quick Guide page. As indicated there, the initial registration period will run from Wednesday, May 25 through Tuesday, May 31


Notices to Graduating Seniors. If you are a May 2022 graduate, please read the information below about your Kent email and network accounts, and your locker. If you have any questions, please let me know.

•Email, Network, and Print Accounts. Email accounts: Your Kent email account is for life. You can continue to use your Chicago-Kent email as long as you chose to do so. Network accounts: Your network account will be deactivated on Monday, August 1 (the first Monday after the July bar exam). Print accounts: Your free printing quota was reset to zero on Monday, May 16 (the first Monday after Commencement).

•ID Cards. Kent student ID cards will remain active until Monday, August 1 (the first Monday after the July bar exam), and Kent graduates may use the Library for bar exam studying.

•Clearing Out Lockers. Please clear your lockers out no later than Monday, August 1 (the first Monday after the July bar exam). 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. Please 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 9, 2022.

•Fitness Center. Spring graduates will continue to have access to the Fitness Center until Monday, August 1.


Dean's Certification Form for Illinois Bar.  We will mail a Dean's Certification form 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 2022 as their final semester. Important note: University policy does not allow the certification of any student to the bar examiners if the student has an outstanding balance owed to the school.


Bar Forms for Other States.  If you plan to take a bar exam outside of Illinois, you should provide me (at ssowle@kentlaw.iit.edu) with the appropriate form(s) for the Law School to complete as soon as possible. 


Counseling Services.  This is a reminder that the university provides counseling services free of charge for students. Click here for details on the available resources, including individual counseling through Skylight Counseling Services. In addition to resources available through the university, the Lawyers Assistance Program also provides assistance to law students. LAP provides free and confidential assistance to members of the Illinois legal community, including students, and can help you with issues of addiction, stress, anxiety, depression, focusing, worries about the character and fitness process, and having a successful first-year transition. Click here for more information about LAP and the services it provides.


Last Updated: 
May 22, 2022