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ILSP 2012 New Student Checklist
Welcome to the Levin College of Law, Class of 2015! We are so excited for you to join our law school family. Here is some useful information that you should look over and things you need to do before orientation.
- You can use this link to figure out your UFID number which you will need and use for various things: http://www.bridges.ufl.edu/ufid/
- This is your school e-mail account and how you receive important information – make sure to set it up before ILSP, and for your benefit ASAP!
- If you don’t have a GatorLink account yet, you can create an account using the “GatorLink Account Creation” link on https://login.ufl.edu/.
- Update your profile directory
Go to https://my.ufl.edu/ps/signon.html and login with your Gatorlink ID and password. From there you will go to the Main Menu and then to My Account and click on Update my profile directory and put in your ufl.edu e-mail address and other appropriate information.
Every Law student needs a Gator 1 ID card with “Levin College of Law” printed on it. Among other things, at the Law school this card serves as identification and allows you to enter Law buildings in the evenings and to check out study rooms in the Law Library. Even former UF students need to get a NEW ID card. Normally, you go in person to the UF ID Card Services Office to have your picture taken for this card. As a service to you, the Levin College of Law Office of Student Affairs and the UF ID Card Services Office have teamed up to offer you a new simpler, faster option for obtaining your Gator 1 card. You may submit a photo to UF Law and we will get your Gator 1 card printed and ready for you. You will then receive your Gator 1 card when you check-in on the first day of the ILSP. There is no extra charge for this service. The cost of the Gator 1 Card is $15.00 and that amount will be billed to your UF account.
To take advantage of this service, you must submit an appropriate photo to Sherry Johnson, email@example.com by Friday, July 6. By e-mailing your photo to Sherry Johnson, you authorize the Levin College of Law Office of Student Affairs to provide that photo to the UF ID Card Services Office for printing of your Gator 1 ID card and to keep that image for the purpose of publication, either in print or electronically, for administration and faculty.
Please follow these guidelines for selecting a photograph to submit:
- The photo must be a clear head shot, facing the direction of the camera.
- The background must be a light solid color or plain surface. No photos with a “busy” or complicated background can be used. The photo should not include anyone else (or anyone else’s appendages) with you.
- Do not submit photos that feature you wearing sunglasses, hats, or other head/face garments.
- The photo must be a recent picture.
- The photo must be in the JPEG image file format.
Any late photo submissions will be unable to be processed and you will have to obtain your Gator 1 ID card on your own by visiting the UFID Card Services Office at the UF Bookstore & Welcome Center. If you have already obtained your Gator 1 ID card, please submit a photo to Sherry Johnson for Law school use; you will not be charged again as the charge is only for the printing of the card. If you obtained your Gator 1 ID card without “Levin College of Law” on it, you must submit a photo to Sherry Johnson and you will be charged $15 again (unless it was the fault of the UF ID Card Services Office – please check with them if this applies to you).
This is how to view your schedule, sign up for classes and how you can see if you have outstanding fees or holds. Student Affairs will register you for the first year courses by July 20.
It is important that you check your ISIS account for any holds and clear them so that Student Affairs will be able to register you for courses. You will find the following holds on your account and possibly others:
- Emergency Contact Information Hold (you need to update every 4 months)
- Registration Preparation Hold
To clear your holds, log onto ISIS:
- On the top left side of the page, go to “Holds” and click on it. You will see your hold(s) and how to correct them.
Make sure this is completed and sent in ASAP – you cannot be registered without it.
Send Official Transcripts
- Official transcripts must be sent to the University of Florida from every post-secondary school attended. Official transcripts can be received in two ways:1) Paper transcripts received in an unopened sealed envelope.
2) Electronic transcripts sent from your institution directly to UF. Most Florida public high schools and Florida public universities and community colleges have the capability to send transcripts electronically.Applicants can save up to two weeks in the response time if all post-secondary transcripts are received electronically.
- Send official transcripts for all institutions of higher education you have attended to the main Admissions Office at the University of Florida:
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000
- Many classes will have first day reading assignments- so check back frequently, especially the week before classes. Don’t be surprised if some professors don’t post the assignment until the weekend before classes!
- TWEN is a service provided through Westlaw – you will get your Westlaw login information at ILSP. Once you get a log-on, you can register for courses that teacher’s have set up an account for.
- Most teachers (but not all) post assignments and other important information on here. Some even post the first-day assignments on here.
- This is the software program most professors use to give exams. Towards the middle of fall, an e-mail will be sent out with log-in information. Install it sooner than later. You do not want to lose 20 minutes of your exam figuring out why ExamSoft can’t find your exam, when you could have fixed those problems well in advance.
- Law School’s laptop policy and requirements:
- Print to UF Law School Printers from your own laptop: http://www.law.ufl.edu/about/services/technology-services/frequently-asked-questions/laptop-printing
- Mobile Printing.
- For on campus decals (law school parking lot uses Green decals)- sign up online
- Some parking is also available at the Campus Church of Christ, a few blocks down from the Law School on SW 2nd Ave.- Go into the office on the West side of the building to inquire about parking decals. In the past, decals cost $50 per semester.
- Other transportation options- The Gainesville Bus system or RTS is free for all UF students if you show your Gator 1 ID card. Three routes pass by the law school (5, 34, and 43) and most other routes stop on campus somewhere. The fraternity row bus also runs behind the law school and is helpful for getting other places on campus.
- For more parking information, www.law.ufl.edu/about/directions/general-parking/
Lockers are first come, first served, and are located throughout Bruton-Geer Hall. Fall 2012 new students may claim their lockers beginning Monday, August 13, 2012 and returning students will be able to claim lockers beginning on Wednesday, August 15, 2012.
- Looking for a roommate, or advice on where to live? The admissions office has a website to assist students in making a housing decision.
- If you entered and won the lottery for student tickets you can sit with your fellow law students as a member of the UF Law block. You can get into the block once tickets are awarded.
- To be a part of the block, you need to take your Gator 1 ID to the football ticket office (located on the east side of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium). There, ask to be scanned into the law school block. If you do not have your ID scanned by Monday morning of the week of the game, you will not be in the block.