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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! Attending Freshmen 15 programs leads to winning amazing process, the more programs you attend the better the chances of winning!


Commuter Kick-Off Event
Sponsored by: Peer Mentor Program
January 18, 2017; 5:00pm
Commuter Students! Come enjoy hot chocolate and snacks with the Peer Mentors. There will be games and bowling available to students before the semester begins.

Super Smash Brothers Tournament
Sponsored by: The Smash Brothers
January 19, 2017; 9:00pm
There will be a Super Smash Brothers Tournament on January 19th in the BOG. All students are welcome to come and play Smash with their fellow peers!

Leadership Luncheon
Sponsored by: The Office of Campus Life
January 26, 2017 @ 12:50pm-1:50pm
Rettaliata Engineering Building 103
Free lunch and a place to start thinking about some of the bigger questions. Leadership Luncheons hone in on a specific topic that is related to the growth and development of us not just as students, but as global citizens. Past topics have included: the power of introverted leaders, pop culture leadership lessons, the power of vulnerability, ethical decision making, discerning personal values..

StrengthsQuest: Introduction
Sponsored by: Career Services
January 26, 2017 @ 4:00pm
Rettaliata Engineering Building 124
Maximize your unique strengths to find success in work, school, and your personal life. Using the world-renowned StrengthsQuest approach, come learn what makes you stand out and how to bring your A-game. RSVP Here


Career Fair Prep Night
Sponsored by: Career Services
February 13, 2017; 4:00pm-7:00pm
McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC) Ballroom
Need some help getting ready for the Career Fair? Want to practice your elevator pitch with a REAL employer? Join Career Services for a night of Career Fair prep!

  • Practice your elevator pitch and get instant feedback!
  • Here Flash Talks on how best to share your story
  • Get a quick review of your Resume, LinkedIn page, and learn how to build your personal brand.

Professional dress is not required for this event, but always encouraged to give you the best experience. Register through your Jobs4Hawks profile!

Career Fair
Sponsored by: Career Services
February 22-23, 2017
Hermann Hall Exposition Center
Our campus-wide Career Fairs typically draw thousands of undergraduates, graduates, and alumni from all disciplines looking for internships, co-ops, and full-time positions.


Diversity & the Workplace
Sponsored by: Career Services
March 1, 2017; 5:30pm
Hear from our young Alumni from the Chicago area about their experience in the work-force. Our Young Alumni will come from a variety of backgrounds and be able to discuss how they navigated the workplace.

Commuter Breakfast
Sponsored by: The Peer Mentor Program
March 8, 2017, 8:00am-10:00am
Hermann Hall Alumni Lounge
Come join the Peer Mentor's relax before Midterms. There will be coffee and breakfast items that you are able to pick up before attending Midterm Break.

Major Fair
Sponsored by: Undergraduate Affairs
March 30, 2017
McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC) Bridge
Want to learn more about what Majors Illinois Tech has to offer? Come to the McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC) and find out about the majors we have on-campus. If you are thinking about double majoring, minoring, or changing majors this is the program for you!


Tech Gives Back
Sponsored by: The Office of Campus Life
April 1, 2017
The largest service project at Illinois Tech! Join your peers at over a dozen different services sites on April 1st. This day is created to help us connect with our communities and make the largest positive impact we can. All are welcome, and service sites will include a variety of different responsibilities to accommodate all.

Tikki & Hulu Night
Sponsored by: The Peer Mentor Program
April 21, 2017; 6:30pm-8:30pm
The McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC) Volleyball Court
De-stress before Finals and come hang out with the Peer Mentors. We will be playing volleyball and having food at the McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC) Volleyball Court.


Late Night Breakfast
May 2, 2017; 10:30pm
The Commons
Take a break from studying for finals and join IIT Dining Services for a late night breakfast in The Commons from 10 pm-midnight on Tuesday, May 2, 2016. This meal is free to all Illinois Tech, Shimer and VanderCook students with a valid HawkCard.