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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! 

If you want to learn more how YOUR program can be a part of the Freshmen 15 programs, please submit your event at the following link.


Get to Know Your CEO
Sponsored By: Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization

September 9, 2016
7:00pm-9:00pm @ The BOG
A mixer with bowling and light refreshments for existing members and people interested in the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization.

Men's Soccer Game
Sponsored By: Athletics

September 14, 2016
7:00pm @ Stuart Field
Illinois Tech Men's Soccer hosts Ripon College at 7 pm on Wednesday, September 14th at Stuart Field.

Career Fair
Sponsored By: Career Services

September 21, 2016
1:00pm @ Hermann Hall
Stop by the Career Services office (Hermann Hall 113) for an introduction to and tour of the career fair. The career fair bring nearly 150 companies to campus to recruit for summer internships, part-time, and full-time jobs. Attend the tour to learn how to prepare for and navigate future career fairs.


Tour the National Museum of Mexican Art with Campus Life!
Sponsored By: Office of Campus Life

October 1, 2016
12:30pm @ Office of Campus Life Suite
Please join the Office of Campus Life as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a FREE tour of the National Museum of Mexican Art. We will meet at the Office of Campus Life in the MTCC at 12:30pm and depart at 12:45pm sharp. You will need your Ventra Card to get on the CTA.

The 2-Hour Job Search with Steve Dalton

October 10, 2016
1:00pm-4:00pm @ Wischnik Auditorium
For the 2nd year in a row, Steve Dalton will be on campus to share with students his process for a successful job search from his book 'The 2-Hour Job Search.' In his talk, Dalton will illustrate how to use technology to get the right jobfaster. Dalton's concepts are taught at more than 30 universities worldwide. He is regular contributor to The Huffington Post, and his media appearances include the Financial Times, Forbes. com, and CBS News online among others.

Lewis College Roundtable
Sponsored By: Lewis College of Human Science

October 13, 2016
3:30pm-5:30pm @ MTCC Auditorium
In the next Lewis College Roundtable, scholars from the fields of digital ethics, social psychology, and gaming will explore what constitutes a civil society in the digital age.

Does the perceived anonymity in the digital space increase bullying and toxicity in online communities? Are the rules of etiquette and civility different online? How can we promote ethical behavior and social good in the digital space? Has the Internet fostered more extreme viewpoints on controversial issues?


Conversations at the Crossroads: Global Issues in the 2016 Presidential Election
Sponsored By: Office of Campus Life & International Center

October 20, 2016
6:30pm @ MTCC Auditorium
Conversations at the Crossroads is an ongoing series examining issues from diverse standpoints. Join us as we explore the issues and themes taking center stage in this year's US presidential election, including gender, race, religion and country of origin.