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Welcome Week

Welcome Week is the IIT community’s chance to welcome you to your new home! All new, incoming undergraduate students are expected to be back on campus by Thursday, January 7th to participate in SOAR and Welcome Week Activities.

Sat., January 9

11 a.m.

Let's Talk About Sex, Baby!

MTCC Welcome Center

Join the Student Health and Wellness staff in a lively and interactive Q&A about sex, sexuality, gender, and relationships.

1 p.m.

Circles of Myself

Hermann Hall Armour Dining Room

Circles of Myself will engage participants through the use storytelling in the process of identifying what they consider to be the most important dimensions of their own identity. This activity will allow individuals to explore their own identity while also learning about their fellow students shared humanity.

1 p.m. & 2 p.m.

Residence Hall Tours

Departing from the McCormick Student Village (MSV) front desk

Come on a tour of our residential communities, led by a Resident Advisor. Highlights include MSV community spaces, SSV rooftop decks, and apartment style living.

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.

Public Safety Tours

Departing from the McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC) front desk

Join our Public Safety Department to learn the ins and outs of safety on the Illinois Tech campus.

3 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.

Classroom Tours

Departing from the McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC) front desk

Get a lay of the land before the first day of classes. Explore academic buildings across campus and ask questions to returning students so you feel prepared for your academic journey.

4 p.m.

Undergraduate and Graduate Career Camp

Undergraduate- MTCC Ballroom
Graduate- Hermann Hall EXPO

This professional development workshop is tailored to new Illinois Tech students to help you begin to prepare for your future career search. It is designed to allow you to learn and receive feedback on specific career-development skills in a variety of areas. This seminar is an opportunity to help you land a coop or internship, and that first job after graduation.

5 p.m.

The Bog is open!

Hermann Hall, The Bog

Join us for a night in The BOG! All of the recreation equipment will be open, including bowling, pool, ping pong, and video games.

7 p.m.

Hypnotist Matt Grisham

Hermann Hall, The Bog

Join Union Board for a fun night, sure to be filled with laughter! Matt Grisham brings a large group of volunteers on stage and hypnotizes them, creating a hilarious outcome with great skits.

9:30 p.m.

Jurassic World

Wishnick Hall, Auditorium

Head on out for a great film - Jurassic World! Get lost in the Jurassic Park theme park with your fellow members - and enjoy some movie snacks!

Sun. January 10


Worship this weekend

Looking for a place to worship this weekend? Click here to see on and off-campus opportunities available to you.

8:15 a.m.

Service Event

MTCC Center Court

This mandatory program for first-year and transfer students introduces participants to service opportunities at Illinois Tech! Join Campus Life to give back to the local Chicago community.

1 p.m.

Hungry Hungry Hippos

MTCC, Black and White Lounge

A life-size Hungry Hippos tournament will be happening. Come join in the fun!

3:30 p.m.

Dodgeball Tournament

Keating Sports Center

Join Illinois Tech Recreational Sports and Fitness for a Dodgeball tournament! Sign up on Create an account that can be used throughout your time at IIT, then click on Welcome Weekend under Dodgeball Tournament to register as a free agent or to sign up a team.

4:30 p.m.

Live Action Pac Man

MTCC, near the bookstore

Participate in a live action version of your favorite arcade game: Pac Man!

7:30 p.m.

INsanity (cardio and full body workout)

Keating Sports Center

Join Illinois Tech Recreational Sports and Fitness for an INSANITY fitness class! INSANITY is a revolutionary cardio-based total body conditioning program based on the principles of MAX Interval Training (or often referred to as HIIT). By using HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) principles, INSANITY pushes the participant to new training heights, resulting in more calories burned, faster results, and a more efficient metabolism. INSANITY’s interval training is the pinnacle of cardio training. INSANITY is driven by motivating music and the direction of the instructor. This training program takes into consideration the special needs of group-exercise participants by providing a variety of modifications for all fitness levels.

8 p.m.

Residence Hall Community Meetings

Your Floor!

Get to know your neighbors! Every student living in a residence hall must attend this important discussion. You’ll learn about your new community and get connected to some great resources.

First week of classes

Tuesday, January 12,
11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Study Abroad Fair

MTCC, The Bridge

Don’t miss the IIT Study Abroad Fair! Learn about study abroad options in your major, as well as scholarship and internship opportunities from study abroad alums and program representatives.

Thursday, January 14
11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Student Organization Fair

MTCC, The Bridge

Join your fellow students to learn about all of the student organizations at IIT. Learn what they do, when they meet, and how to get involved!

Wednesday, January 20,
11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Service Fair

MTCC, The Bridge

Come meet community partners and organizations and learn how you can give back to the greater Chicago area while you are at Illinois Tech!