At the beginning of each semester, the Office of Campus Life releases a list of 15 Don't Miss 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! Students who attend these events will be rewarded based on how many programs they attend per semester.
If you have any questions about the Freshman 15 please email Katie Stango.
- Fri., January 8
- Thurs., January 14
- Tues., January 19
- Thurs., January 21
- Thurs., January 28
- Thurs., February 4
- Fri., February 11
- Sat., February 27
- Thurs., March 3
- Fri., March 25
- Wed., March 30
- Thurs., April 7
- Thurs., April 14
- Sat., April 16
- Fri., April 22
PEER MENTOR MEET AND GREETSponsored By: First-Year Experience
You've heard from us electronically so now let's meet in person! Your Peer Mentor is your guide to your first year on campus. Connect with your Peer Mentor and meet other new students in your Peer Mentor Group over breakfast in The Commons.
STUDENT ORG FAIRSponsored By: Office of Campus Life
Want to get invovled? Come to the student organization fair to meet representatives from over 100 student organizations. If you have an interest, we have a club for you! This event is free and open to students of all years.
HAWKS COFFEEHOUSESponsored By: Union Board
(MTCC Welcome Center)
The first of the 2016 series of Union Board's biweekly Tuesday evening event Hawks Coffeehouse, featuring Olivia Millerschin. With tons of free snacks, coffee, tea, and "Freshly Ground Talent," you can always count on Hawks Coffeehouse to give you an outlet to relax, do some homework, escape the dark, cold, lonely out-of-doors, and watch only the best student and professional artists and performers. It is one of the most cozy and lovely experiences you can find on campus, and you don't want to miss the first one of the year.
FIRST-YEAR FROSTSponsored By: First-Year Experience
(Hermal Hall Ballroom)
Welcome to your first spring semester at Illinois Tech! Join your Peer Mentor for a night of fun carnival games, food and prizes!
CARPE DM-DANCE MARATHONSponsored By: Greek Council
This is a new event at IIT. Teams will be able to sign up to participate in the dance marathon, where they will be dancing for the entirety of the 8 hours of the event to raise money and awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project. Spectators can also come at any point during the event to support certain teams. Teams will be competing to earn a prize. The winner will be decided based on energy throughout the night, funds raised, and number of supporters that came out to the event.
CAREER FAIRSponsored By: Career Services
Should I be thinking about the Career Fair as a new student? Of course! Join Career Services for a tour of the Career Fair so you feel prepared for upcoming semesters. Learn how to speak to employers and best present yourself for future internship and employment opportunities.
CHRIS WHITE LECTURE: SCIENCE OF THE MOVIE "THE MARTIAN"Sponsored By: Office of Campus Life
Join Chris White, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, for a discussion of the science presented in the movie "The Martian". This semi-annual lecture is a big hit so don't miss out!
CHARITY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTSponsored By:Camras & EWB
This is the main event at the end of Camras Charity week to decide where the majority of our collected donations will go. It will be a $5 entry fee for each team member.
COMING OUT OF THE SHADOWSSponsored By: USA
(MTCC Welcome Center)
Support Undocumented Students and Allies at Illinois Tech as we share our personal stories of struggle and persistence while advocating for the United Minds Inspiring Innovation (UMII) Scholarship Initiative. National Coming Out of the Shadows started in Chicago, Illinois on March 10th, 2010 when undocumented immigrant youth declared they were “undocumented and unafraid” at Federal Plaza, facing the immigration and federal office building. Join us as we follow in their footsteps and declare that we #SUPPORTUMII, that are no longer in the shadows, and that we are no longer afraid!
TAMING OF THE SHREWSponsored By: 33rd Street Productions
Shakespeare's classic comedy - Taming of the Shrew - takes on a new perspective in this gender-flipped version. Highlights of the play include a bitter and strong-willed Katarino forced to adapt to suit his new wife, the rough and commandeering Petruchia. Laughs abound in this physical comedy that is staged traditionally in the round: Don't miss 33rd Street Productions' next mainstage play!
CONVERSATIONS AT THE CROSSROADS: WOMEN AS AGENTS OF SOCIAL CHANGeSponsored By: Campus Life; International Center
Conversations at the Crossroads is an ongoing series examining issues from diverse standpoints. Inspired by the national 2016 Women's History Month theme "“Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government”, at this event we welcome a panel of extraordinary women working for social justice in Chicago.
2ND ANNUAL ARMOUR R&D EXPOAVENUE QSponsored By: Armour College of Engineering
(John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center Atrium)
BATTLE OF THE BANDSSponsored By: WIIT
THE BIG EVENT! & RELAY FOR LIFESponsored By: Office of Campus Life
Join us for the largest volunteer event of the year - by students, for our community!
Spirit Day Featuring Women's Lacrosse Senior NightSponsored By: Women's Lacrosse
7pm game versus in town rivals Concordia, Chicago. We will be honoring our graduating seniors at half time.