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Freshman 15

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.

Freshman 15 Spring 2016

Friday, January 8

8 a.m.

PEER MENTOR MEET AND GREET

Sponsored By: First-Year Experience

(The Commons)

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.

 

Thursday, January 14

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

STUDENT ORG FAIR

Sponsored By: Office of Campus Life

(MTCC BRIDGE)

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.

 

Tuesday, January 19

7 - 8 p.m.

HAWKS COFFEEHOUSE

Sponsored 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.

 

Thursday, January 21

6 - 10 p.m.

FIRST-YEAR FROST

Sponsored 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!

 

Thursday, January 28

5 p.m. - 1 a.m.

CARPE DM-DANCE MARATHON

Sponsored By: Greek Council

(MTCC Ballroom)

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.

 

Thursday, February 4

1 p.m.

CAREER FAIR

Sponsored By: Career Services

(Herman Hall)

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.

 

Thursday, February 11

12:45 p.m.

CHRIS WHITE LECTURE: SCIENCE OF THE MOVIE "THE MARTIAN"

Sponsored By: Office of Campus Life

(TBD)

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!

 

Saturday, February 27

12 - 6 p.m.

CHARITY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Sponsored By:Camras & EWB

(Keating)

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.

 

Thursday, March 3

12 - 2 p.m.

COMING OUT OF THE SHADOWS

Sponsored 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!

 

Friday, March 25

TBD

TAMING OF THE SHREW

Sponsored By: 33rd Street Productions

(MTCC Ballroom)

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!

 

Wednesday, March 30

7 p.m.

CONVERSATIONS AT THE CROSSROADS: WOMEN AS AGENTS OF SOCIAL CHANGe

Sponsored By: Campus Life; International Center

(MTCC Ballroom)

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.

 

Thursday, April 7

4 - 7 p.m.

2ND ANNUAL ARMOUR R&D EXPOAVENUE Q

Sponsored By: Armour College of Engineering

(John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center Atrium)

Finding a focus early in your educational career is important! Armour R&D is a defining program at Illinois Tech where undergraduate students are able to find their focus by taking part in fundamental and applied research and development projects alongside a faculty mentor. 
Join us in viewing the culmination of all projects throughout the academic year at the 2nd Annual Armour R&D Expo. See what your fellow undergraduate students have accomplished in their research and development work through over 50 poster presentations. Food and refreshments will be served.

 

Thursday, April 14

6 - 9 p.m.

BATTLE OF THE BANDS

Sponsored By: WIIT

(The BOG)

Illinois Tech's student run radio station WIIT, towards the continued goal of giving students, staff, faculty, and even the greater Chicago community a creative platform to show off their talent and creativity bring you Battle of the Bands @ The Bog.
With two distinct section, one for student artists and one for local acts, you can both learn what amazing musical prowess your fellow students have as well as what the Chicago scene has to offer in whatever a fan of great art. Students will be able to vote on the winners, who will, in addition to winning prizes, have increased opportunities to play shows on campus at WIIT and Union Board concert events.

 

Saturday, April 16

TBD

THE BIG EVENT! & RELAY FOR LIFE

Sponsored By: Office of Campus Life

(Keating)

Join us for the largest volunteer event of the year - by students, for our community!

 

Friday, April 22

7 p.m.

Spirit Day Featuring Women's Lacrosse Senior Night

Sponsored By: Women's Lacrosse

(Stuart Field)

7pm game versus in town rivals Concordia, Chicago. We will be honoring our graduating seniors at half time.