The Office of Admissions and I are eagerly looking forward to welcoming the classes of 2010 and 2011. We are putting the finished touches on the class roster, making sure all your files are complete and gearing up for your first day of mandatory orientation on August 13th.
I’m going to spend the space on my last post helping you all tie up any loose ends. First, if you are coming to CUA Law and do not have housing, PHONE ME AT THE ADMISSIONS OFFICE IMMEDIATELY!!! The number is 202-319-5151.
Make sure the office has received your final undergraduate transcript. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to check, or call the office. If you’re under age 26 on August 13th, get your immunization form filled out by a physician and sent to Health Services or plan on getting vaccinated on the 13th (yuck, no fun, do the paperwork!). And if you’re a full time student, you’ll need to enroll or waive your health insurance at www.chickering.com. You’ll waive it only if you have your own insurance.
If you’re not a part of your incoming class’ Facebook.com group, email me at email@example.com for instructions on joining. This group is only for admitted students who plan on matriculating into CUA Law this fall. We plan get-togethers and share resources and other information within this group. If you’ve been out of school for a while or are a tad bit older, (like I was) Facebook is fairly user-friendly, so don’t be afraid to join. If I can manage it, so can you! Also, this online group facilitates one of my greatest pieces of advice: getting to know a few other people in your incoming class. I can’t even tell you how much this reduced my own stress in beginning law school.
And along the same lines as my last post….take advantage of the time you have before orientation. Get your life in order as to minimize stress during your first year. Get to know DC a little. Find some great restaurants and hot spots where you’ll release stress with your peers. Finish a great fiction novel…seriously, fiction…trust me on this one. Basically, enjoy the final bits of your summer and we’ll see you on August 13th. I can’t wait to meet you all!!!