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Freshman 15

The Office of Campus Life releases a list of programs for the semester. These events were selected specifically for their relevance to first year students and acclimation to life on campus. From campus-wide traditions, to cultural gatherings, to BOG events - there’s something for everyone! 


August

You and Your Professors: What Every Student Really Wants to Know (Or Should Know)
Sponsored by: The Office of Campus Life & Academic Affairs
August 11, 2017; 1:00 p.m.
McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Auditorium
Come hear from a panel of current Illinois Tech faculty members about how to get the most out of your experiences in the classroom and out of it!

September

Sustainability Lunch
Sponsored by: Office of Sustainability
September 8, 2017; 12:50 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Ballroom
The Office of Campus Energy and Sustainability is hosting monthly Sustainability forums that will feature different speakers from a variety of fields to talk about some of the great projects they been working on relating to sustainability. Come enjoy a great sustainable lunch while learning more about our environment and what you can do to help. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and there will be food available. You need to RSVP to attend. tinyurl.com/ocesforum1117 

Eating While Learning
Sponsored by: Student Employment Office
September 12, 2017; 12:50 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Siegel Hall, Room 202
Want to learn what it means to work on-campus? Hoping to learn more how working on-campus can help enrich your college experience? Come hear from the Student Employment Office about the benefits of working on campus, types of student employment, jobs, how to find them and the supervisors expectations.

Homecoming Carnival
Sponsored by: The Office of Campus Life & Institutional Advancement
September 16, 2017; Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Gunsaulus Park
Celebrate Homecoming and Illinois Tech's third annual Global Spirit Day with food and activities at the Homecoming Carnival! This event is open to students, staff, faculty, alumni and their families and is sponsored by Institutional Advancement, Union Board, the Student Activity Fund, and Athletics.

Transition to IL Tech
Sponsored by: Student Health & Wellness Center
September 19, 2017; 12:50 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.
McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Ballroom
Transition to Illinois Tech can be difficult for many first year students. The Student Health & Wellness Center will like to introduce you to many of the issues first year students face through an interactive event.

Keys to Success with DJ Khaled!
Sponsored BY: The Office of Campus Life
September 28, 2017; 12:50 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
Rettaliata Engineering Building 102
MAJOR KEY ALERT! Just how many keys to success has DJ Khaled told us to follow? Are any of these really good, solid advice? What can YOU do with the keys you have? Explore the positive mind-frame of DJ Khaled, and how this can sometimes help us find our own keys. Bless Up!

Residence Hall Association Boat Cruise and Casino
Sponsored by: Residence Hall Association
September 29, 2017; 11:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
The RHA Boat Cruise is a night filled with dancing, food, and risk-free gambling! We will have two decks of food with DJs, and an additional deck with a casino. The top floor will be an open-air deck with sweeping views of the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan! Tickets will go on sale soon, please look for updates on Hawklink! $20 ticket sale for IIT students; $40 ticket sale for non-IIT student body.

October

Forbidden: Undocumented & Queer in Rural America Movie Showing and Q+A
October 5, 2017; 6:00 p.m.
McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Auditorium
Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America is an award-winning 2016 documentary about Moises Serrano, who grew up queer and undocumented in Yadkinville, North Carolina. Come attend ours showing of Forbidden and participate in our Question & Answer with Moises Serrano.

Sustainability Lunch
Sponsored by: Office of Sustainability
October 6, 2017; 12:50 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Ballroom
The Office of Campus Energy and Sustainability is hosting monthly Sustainability forums that will feature different speakers from a variety of fields to talk about some of the great projects they been working on relating to sustainability. Come enjoy a great sustainable lunch while learning more about our environment and what you can do to help. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and there will be food available. You need to RSVP to attend. tinyurl.com/ocesforum1117 

Service Saturday: Special FY Edition
October 7, 2017; 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
PAWS Headquarters (PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving Too)
Join OCL and PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving Too) for a day of creating items to benefit the animals in the care of this no-kill shelter.

Commuter Appreciation Day
Sponsored by: Office of Campus Life, Financial Aid, & Academic Affairs
October 17, 2017; 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Hermann Hall, The BOG
Join the Office of Campus Life, Financial Aid, Commuter Student Association, and Academic Affairs in celebrating the work that Commuters contribute to the Illinois Tech community. Come enjoy food, games, and a welcome by those who seek to help commuter students.

Family Weekend
Sponsored by: Office of Campus Life
October 13-15
Illinois Institute of Technology Mies (Main) Campus
The Illinois Institute of Technology invites all family members and supporters to the annual Illinois Tech Family Weekend. Family Weekend is a campus-wide program that welcomes all the family members and supporters of current Illinois Tech students and celebrates their contribution to the community. This is a great opportunity to see what makes the Illinois Tech community special. We hope that you join us for Family Weekend on October 13-15, 2017!

November

Create Your Healthy Nest #HealthyHawks
Sponsored by: Student Health & Wellness Center
November 2, 2017; 12:50 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Ballroom
Want to learn how to live your best life? The Student Health & Wellness Team will help you live your best life in this interactive program. Come join them for food and tips on creating a self-care plan.

Sustainability Lunch
Sponsored by: Office of Sustainability
November 17, 2017; 12:50 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Ballroom
The Office of Campus Energy and Sustainability is hosting monthly Sustainability forums that will feature different speakers from a variety of fields to talk about some of the great projects they been working on relating to sustainability. Come enjoy a great sustainable lunch while learning more about our environment and what you can do to help. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and there will be food available. You need to RSVP to attend. tinyurl.com/ocesforum1117 

December

Late Night Breakfast
December 5, 2017; 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
The Commons Dining Hall
As part of the Stress Free Zone designed to help students relax, IIT Dining and the Office of Campus Life will host Late Night Breakfast in The Commons