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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 Friday, August 12th to participate in SOAR and Welcome Week Activities.

Friday, August 12, 2016

New Student Move In 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Various Residence Halls
Get ready to move into your new home! Visit web.iit.edu/housing for more information.

BALLOON POP & RAFFLE WITH CAMPUS CRU 11 a.m.

MTCC Volleyball Courts
Swing by to meet the members of Campus Crusade for Christ and fill out a survey to play a game of balloon darts. You could win a small prize, or be entered into a raffle to win a BIG prize!

Water Tables, sponsored by IVCF 12 p.m.

MTCC Volleyball Courts
Grab some water and meet the members of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship!

Bridges International Mapping Project 12 p.m.

MTCC Volleyball Courts
Join Bridges International to map out the homes of the first year class! Mark your hometown on a map and share information about your home city, state, or country!

**Convocation 4 p.m.

Hermann Hall Auditorium
Join President Alan Cramb and Provost Frances Bronet as they welcome you to campus. This is a mandatory event for all new first-year students.

Welcome Back BBQ 4:45-6 p.m.

The Commons
Join IIT Dining in kicking off the star of the year!

Parent and Family Reception 4:45-7 p.m.

Hermann Hall & Man on a Bench Park
Have your family members join us for a chance to meet other families! They will also have a chance to learn about Tech Connect, our family and supporters network.

**Playfair 5:30-7 p.m.

Outside of Carr Chapel
Join us for a fun, high-energy interactive game designed to get you into the Scarlet Hawk spirit and meet your fellow students!

!!Residence Hall Association Ice Cream Social 7 p.m.

McCormick Student Village Center Lounge
Join the Residence Hall Association for ice cream and all your favorite toppings!

!!Residence Hall Floor Meetings 8 p.m.

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. Talk to your RA for more information.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Discovering Leadership and the Leadership Academy 11:30 a.m.

MTCC Ballroom
Interact with current Leadership Academy students in this interaction session all about leadership!

Public Safety Meet and Greet 1:30 p.m.

MTCC South Lawn
Come over to meet our campus safety officers, join us in outdoor activities, a barbeque, and some good times on the MTCC lawn. Get to know them personally since you will be seeing them very often on campus! Hosted by the Student Government Association.

Scarlet Hawk Service 3-5 p.m.

McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC) The Bridge
Join some of Illinois Tech’s student organizations that are committed to community service in a variety of on-campus activities. This event is also a great opportunity to learn more about getting involved in service on and around campus.

The BOG Hangout 5 p.m.

Hermann Hall, The BOG
Join us for a night in The BOG! The bar will be open, with the full food and drink menu, as well as bowling, pool, ping pong, darts, air hockey and video games.

Mentalist Christopher Carter 7 p.m.

Hermann Hall, The BOG
Come on down to The BOG and enjoy a night of fun! Let mind-reader, illusionist and freakout artist Christopher Carter mess with your mind.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Religious Services

Looking for a place to worship this morning? Click here to see a complete list of local places of worship.

Shopping Shuttles 1-3 p.m.

Wabash Ave. and 33rd Street
Chartered bus services will take students to Bed Bath & Beyond, where you can stock up on any basic necessities you forgot!

Safe on Campus 3-5 p.m.

MTCC Auditorium
Learn about the LGBTQ community and how to be an ally! Participation demonstrates that you do not tolerate anti-LGBTQ violence, harassment, and discrimination and will work toward creating a safe and welcoming space for all students. RSVP’s are highly encouraged: https://hawklink.iit.edu/form/start/102856

!!Floor Dinner 6 p.m.

Your residence hall!
Meet and socialize with your neighbors over a meal in The Commons. Meet in your residence hall and walk to The Commons together.

Monday, August 15, 2016

**Undergraduate Student Orientation, Advisement & Registration (SOAR) 8a.m.-6p.m.

Hermann Hall
Didn’t attend SOAR over the summer? This is your last chance to attend this mandatory program. If you have not already RSVP’d, check in with the Office of Campus Life in the MTCC.

Becoming a Global Upstander at Illinois Tech 12 p.m.

MTCC Ballroom
Join the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center to explore what being an “upstander” is all about. With our global community at IIT, learn how to make a difference here and the world.

The Mulligan, presented by 33rd Street Productions 7 p.m.

MTCC Auditorium
Join our theater student organization, 33rd Street Productions, for their first show of the 2016-2017 season! Alone at a bar, Bill strikes up a conversation with Eddie. Over drinks, the two discuss their lives, their work, their wives, fidelity, and regrets. When Eddie encourages Bill to unburden himself of a clearly troublesome secret, his decision leads Eddie to reveal a devastating truth of his own.

Cricket 7 p.m.

Rec Field
Come out to the Rec Field just east of Keating for a sporting game of cricket! Bats, wickets, balls, and some knowledgeable cricket folks will be provided! Whether you have been playing for years or curious to learn about the game, you are welcome to join us!

Soccer 7:30 p.m.

Stuart Field
Lace up your boots and come out for a pick-up game at Stuart Field. No playing experience required; just a good attitude and a smile will get you in the gate! (Please wear athletic attire and gym shoes or soccer cleats.)

Startup Roulette Game Show 8 p.m.

Perlstein Hall Auditorium
Join the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) for game show night! This fast-paced, hilarious game will make creating a great startup seem easy as you re-engineer companies like Uber and Netflix to solve problems that college students face.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

**Undergraduate Student Orientation, Advisement and Registration (SOAR) 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Hermann Hall
SOAR continues on to Day 2. Meet your SOAR leader at The Commons for breakfast.

Admissions Meet & Greet 11 A.M.

Perlstein Hall, Lobby
Did you like the admission process? Want to help out? Come meet the Undergraduate Admission office and learn about ways to get involved through volunteer and job opportunities to help recruit the next class of Scarlet Hawks! Enter win an x-cube, designed in IIT's own Idea Shop by alum Dane Christianson.

Make Chicago YOUR kind of town! 12 p.m.

Meet at Global Grounds, MTCC
Already attended SOAR in June or July? Join a current Illinois Tech student to experience Chicago. Trips will range in price, so make sure to bring your wallets!

Campus and Community Resource Fair 1-3 p.m.

Hermann Hall Gallery Lounge
This is your chance to get last-minute questions answered before the start of classes. Campus partners and community members will have tables set up with information to help answer any lingering questions you may have before classes begin.

Illinois Tech History Tour 1 p.m.

Main Building
Have you ever wondered about the history of Illinois Tech? Explore the local area to learn about Illinois Tech Alumni and the campus's unique connection to Bronzeville. Hosted by Black Student Union.

++Transfer Student Meet & Greet 4 p.m.

Hermann Hall, The BOG
Meet current Illinois Tech transfer students to discuss what it is like coming to IIT and find ways to get involved in our Transfer Student Organization.

Sand Volleyball 7 p.m.

MTCC Volleyball Courts
Kick off your shoes and feel the sand between your toes! Join us for a casual game of sand volleyball at the court between MTCC and MSV. No experience necessary!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

August 17 is Illinois Tech's Red Out Spirit Day! Be sure to wear the Red Out T-Shirt sent to you by our Office of Admission. Show your Tech pride!

Returning Student Move-In 9 a.m.

Your residence hall!
Get ready to move into your new home! Visit web.iit.edu/housing for more information.

**New student Academic Orientations (mandatory) 9 a.m.

Various locations, see website
Join your academic college and/or department for a mandatory orientation program.

Student Involvement Festival 12-2 p.m.

Man on A Bench Park
Enter the world of student involvement on campus; learn about our over 120 student organizations, and get involved! This event will feature a live performance by the winner of the WIIT Spring 2016 Battle of the Bands, Bubbles Erotica!

**Covering the Bases 2-3:30 p.m.

Hermann Hall Ballroom
Come learn what it means to be a part of the IIT community! Illinois Tech is very unique, and there are many benefits to interacting with our diverse community. Cover the bases with your future classmates about how past experiences, current working styles and interactions with your classmates will shape your Illinois Tech experience.

Class Picture 3:30 p.m.

Man on A Bench Park
Make sure to wear Illinois Tech colors, smile and say cheese!

**^^Commuter Student Peer Mentor Meet & Greet 3:30 p.m.

Man on A Bench Park
You may have heard from your Peer Mentor already, but now it’s time to meet as a group! Join your peer mentor for some get-to-know-you activities while learning more about the First Year Experience program.

**Ebony Stewart, Spoken Word Artist 4:30 p.m.

Hermann Hall Expo
With your RA or your Peer Mentor, head over to catch Ebony Stewart! Ebony is a touring performance arts spoken word poet and active artist. You do not want to miss her live show!

VIP Night at the Bookstore 5 p.m.

MTCC, The Bookstore
Check out the bookstore and get your books purchased during this special VIP night!

^^Commuter Student Social 7 p.m.

Hermann Hall, The BOG
Meet current Illinois Tech commuter students to discuss what it is like commuting to IIT and find ways to get involved in our Commuter Student Association.

Outdoor Movie Dusk

Farr Field
Grab a blanket and join Union Board for a movie night. First year students will be voting during SOAR – the choice is yours! The chosen movie will be announced on August 1 on Facebook. “Like” The Office of Campus Life to see what is chosen.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Vedic Vision Society Welcome Lunch 12 p.m.

Siegel Field
Join VVS for a sumptuous, yoga-friendly, and karma-free vegetarian lunch.

Bridges International Mapping Project 12 p.m.

MTCC Volleyball Courts
Join Bridges International to map out the homes of the first year class! Mark your hometown on a map and share information about your home city, state, or country!

Campus and Community Resource Fair 1 p.m.

Hermann Hall Gallery Lounge
This is your chance to get last-minute questions answered before the start of classes. Campus partners and community members will have tables set up with information to help answer any lingering questions you may have before classes begin.

Pumpkin Launch 101 2 p.m.

Wishnick Auditorium
Trebuchets, Launchers, and Pumpkins, oh my! Come learn the basics of creating a team and building a launcher. BMES' 12th annual Pumpkin Launch will be held on October 15, 2016. No experience required to participate.

Graduate Student Career Camp 2-4 p.m.

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 co-op or internship and that first job after graduation.

Civility Campaign 12 p.m.

MTCC The Bridge
Stop by the Office of Community Standards table to grab a treat and learn about the Civility Campaign at Illinois Tech.

**Surviving and Thriving 3 p.m.

Hermann Hall Ballroom
Coming to Illinois Tech, you will be making a lot of choices. This interactive session provides a look at how to make informed decisions surrounding alcohol, drugs and sex.

Game Night with IVCF 5 p.m.

MTCC Colored Rooms
Join InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for an evening of games! Pizza will be provided for participants.

**Sex Signals 7 p.m.

Hermann Hall Auditorium
Are you getting the signal? Join your fellow classmates for the real-life, funny, sort-of-improv, show about sex, dating, relationships and other stuff!

Friday, August 19, 2016

**International Student Orientation 9 a.m.

Hermann Hall
This mandatory session provides international students with a look at some of the cultural norms of the United States and Illinois Tech, as well as pertinent information regarding your status as an international student.

Faith on Campus 12 p.m.

Meet by Global Grounds, MTCC
Whether you are looking for a place to worship on campus or just want to learn more about this important part of campus life, we welcome you to join us as we take a tour of the religious spaces serving Illinois Tech.

Beyond the Hashtag: What Your Social Media Posts Say About You! 2 p.m.

MTCC Auditorium
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Snapchat, Yik Yak and Reddit are all social media outlets that you may use. Have you ever stopped to think how your social media posts may affect your future?

Undergraduate Student Career Camp 3-5 p.m.

MTCC Ballroom
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 co-op or internship and that first job after graduation.

Bubble Soccer 6 p.m.

Stuart Field
It’s Friday and time to blow off some steam! You may be familiar with soccer, but now it’s time to try something new. Bounce around in giant plastic balls as your team tries to score! (Please wear athletic attire and gym shoes.)

Voyage to 1871 3 p.m.

Meet outside of SSV by Green Line
1871 is the name of Chicago's premier startup incubator: a place where new high-tech businesses innovate together and one that all Illinois Tech students have access to. Join CEO on this field trip to meet real entrepreneurs and see how the space can help you! Make sure to bring your U-Pass!

Black Student Union BBQ 4 p.m.

Farr Field
Relax in the sun at Black Student Union’s annual BBQ. Come for the food and music, stay for the party!

Snowball Fight with InterVarsity 5 p.m.

MTCC Volleyball Courts
Join IVCF for a mid-summer snowball fight!

The Bog Hangout 5 p.m.

Hermann Hall, The BOG
Join us for a night in The BOG! The bar will be open, with the full food and drink menu, as well as bowling, pool, ping pong, darts, air hockey and video games.

Throwback Time Machine 9 p.m.

Hermann Hall, The BOG
Throwback Time Machine is quite possibly the greatest party ever! Join Union Board for a video dance party that transports you back in time to the beginnings of pop music and takes you through its evolution in present day. Come dance your heart out!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

**Tech Gives Back, 8 a.m.

MTCC Ballroom
Tech Gives Back is the first large-scale service event of the semester! This morning of service is designed to introduce new students to community service opportunities in Chicago.

Pancakes with the Provost 11 a.m.

The Commons
Bring an appetite and chow down at a pancake feast with Illinois Tech Provost Frances Bronet and Student Government Association President Hamze Leo Sukkar. Dining plans will be active; students and guests without meal plans are welcome to join us.

Hawks Take Chicago 1 p.m.

MTCC Welcome Center
Put your U-Pass to good use and get to know the Chicago sights! Groups will be headed to different areas of the city using the bus or the train! Bring your U-Pass and some cash for snacks along the way!

Student Athlete Mixer 1:30 p.m.

MTCC South Lawn
Meet current Illinois Tech student athletes to discuss what it is like being at IIT! Student Athlete Advisory Committee will provide snacks and games.

Taste of the Quad 6:00 P.M.

The Quad
Enjoy lively games, entertainment and free food at the kickoff for fraternity and sorority recruitment.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Interfaith Worship Service 11 a.m.

Carr Chapel
Join us as we gather to celebrate the beginning of a new academic year. Everyone is welcome!

The Psychology of Disc Golf 12:30 p.m.

Siegel Field, Hole One of IIT’s Disc Golf Course
Disc Golf is a sport based on the concept of traditional “ball” golf but is played with Frisbees instead of balls. Join Illinois Tech Associate Professor of Psychology Arlen Moller for a free lesson and introduction to the game. No experience is necessary and all equipment will be provided.

Society of Women Engineers Welcome Back BBQ 1 p.m.

MTCC South Lawn
This welcome back barbecue is a way for new students to learn more about the Society of Women Engineers while socializing with current students. There will be food, drinks, games and prizes!

RGL vs. OCL Soccer Game 2 p.m.

Stuart Field
Join the Offices of Residence & Greek Life and Campus Life for a soccer showdown. Come cheer on your resident advisors, SOAR leaders and peer mentors!

Classroom Tours 3:30 p.m.

Man On A Bench Park
Join your Student Government Association senators and take a trip around campus as they show you various academic buildings. Bring your schedule!

Soccer Scrimmage 6 p.m.

Stuart Field
Come cheer on your Scarlet Hawk’s Men’s Soccer team as they take on College of Lake County

**Residence Hall Floor Meetings 8 p.m.

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.