Administrative Matters


Once you arrive on campus, you must get your picture taken to receive the University of Chicago Card, which allows you to access a wide variety of facilities, privileges, and services, including:

  • Entrance into the Law School, Regenstein, Mansueto, and Crerar Libraries.
  • The ability to borrow materials at all University libraries.
  • Check privileges at the Bursar’s Office.
  • Entrance into the Gerald Ratner Athletic Center and the Henry Crown Field House (including the ability to rent athletic equipment, towels, and locks).
  • Entrance to The Pub (located in Ida Noyes Hall).
  • Entrance to the South Campus Dining Hall (if you have a prepaid meal plan).
  • The option to make cashless purchases on campus. You may transfer dollars directly onto the Chicago Card at ATM-like stations and purchase food and beverages from on-campus vending machines and use on-campus laundry machines and copiers.
  • Ride for free on CTA buses 170, 171, 172 with your student ID.Discounted or free admission to museums, theaters, and events around Chicago.  See

You may get your Chicago Card at the ID & Privileges Office, located in Room 100F in the lobby of Regenstein Library. You must bring a government-issued photo ID.  For additional information about the card and for office hours, go to

If you lose your card: Be sure to report it at once so that the privileges and services encoded on it can be disabled electronically. There is a charge for replacement cards. Cash value on the CashStripe of lost cards cannot be refunded.  Replacement cards may be obtained during regular business hours in the ID & Privileges Office located in the lobby of Regenstein Library.


The Law School has several faculty committees that advise the Dean, make recommendations, and establish policy (subject to the vote of the full faculty). Certain faculty committees may have student liaisons. Student liaisons are selected by the Law Students Association (LSA) or appointed by faculty in consultation with the Dean of Students. They may meet with the committee, submit suggestions to the committee, and survey students when appropriate. Interested students should look for LSA’s liaison applications and/or contact the  Deputy Dean.

Students should feel free to discuss matters of interest with the appropriate faculty members or administrators.  For more information, please contact the Dean of Students.


Reserving Rooms: Requests for room reservations for student groups are handled by the Administrative & Faculty Support Specialist in the Office of the Registrar. Students wishing to reserve a room must complete a room reservation form online at

Students can also reserve conference rooms in the D’Angelo Law Library at the Library Reference Desk or online at 

Room reservations that will require cleaning services outside normally scheduled hours (i.e., weekend programs where food will be consumed) may incur a charge for cleaning services.

Equipment/Services: If you need specialized equipment not present in the classrooms, auditorium, or courtroom, contact the Facilities Manager as far in advance as possible. You should also note this request on the room reservation form. If you need assistance from the tech staff, contact the Director of IT.  Be sure to ask whether there will be any charges associated with the use of this equipment, e.g., rental (for equipment not owned by the Law School) or staff overtime.


When scheduling an event, students should first look in the upcoming events section of the Law School Briefs and on the Law School’s Master Calendar (available at to check for potential conflicts. Students should then fill out the online room request form.

Please also keep in mind that faculty members often use the lunch time slot to schedule make-up classes. Make sure your event does not conflict with a make-up class whenever possible, as doing so usually hurts attendance at the student-sponsored event.


Under Illinois law, all new students are required to present proof of immunity for Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR), and tetanus/diphtheria (three shots required for foreign students). The Student Health Service notifies all new students of the requirement and provides instructions for compliance. During the fourth week of the first quarter of enrollment, students who are not yet compliant are informed that their subsequent registration will be restricted if they have not completed this requirement by the eighth week of that quarter. This is a state requirement, and the Law School cannot provide an exemption and is unable to assist in obtaining an appointment to receive needed immunizations.  Student are urged to plan ahead and schedule an appointment as soon as possible to avoid having to get shots during final exams, etc.  Students may contact the Student Health Service at 773-702-9975 or visit