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Welcome Week

Welcome Week is a chance to meet, greet and learn what it means to be a part of the Illinois Tech community. All new, incoming undergraduate students are expected to be back on campus by Friday, August 10th to participate in SOAR and Welcome Week Activities; it is required to attend one SOAR session (between June and August of 2018), and then attend core sessions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.

Welcome Week 2018

Friday, August 10, 2018

9 a.m.–3 p.m. New Student Move-In (your residence hall)

Your residence hall

Get ready to move into your new home! Visit for more information.

3 p.m. Parent and Family Meeting

Perlstein Hall, Auditorium

4 p.m. Convocation*

Hermann Hall Auditorium

Join President Alan W. Cramb as he welcomes you to campus. This is a mandatory event for all new first-year students.

4:45 p.m. Welcome BBQ and Reception

Hermann Hall, Man on a Bench Park

Join IIT Dining in kicking off the start of the academic year!

6 p.m. Playfair

Hermann Hall South Lawn

Join us for a fun, high-energy interactive game designed to get you into the Scarlet Hawk spirit and meet your fellow students.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Noon Quiddiitch Match

Siegel Field

2 p.m. Condom Water Balloon Fight with Prism

Gunsaulus Field

3 p.m. Tour the CTA with the Model Railroad Club

MTCC South Lawn
New to Chicago's transit system? Come explore the city and learn how to find stations, read transit maps, transfer between lines, and make the most of your unlimited ride pass!

5 p.m. The Bog Campus Hangout

The Bog bar and grill opens at 5 p.m. The bar will be open, so grab some food and play a round of bowling or our arcade games!

9 p.m. Mentalist Sean Bott with Union Board

Sunday, August 12, 2018

1 p.m. Shopping Shuttles (meet on MTCC South Lawn)

Chartered bus services will take students to Bed Bath & Beyond, where you can stock up on any basic necessities you may have forgotten to bring to campus.

Monday, August 13, 2018

8 a.m. Undergraduate Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration*

7 p.m. 'Sundaes on a Monday' with greek council

MTCC South Lawn

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

8 a.m. Undergraduate Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration*

1 P.M. grad student networking celebration followed by graduate student specific programming

Hermann Hall, Auditorium

  • Manu Vora Welcome — 1 p.m
  • PNC: Finance as a Graduate Student — 1:30 p.m.
  • Career Camp — 2 p.m.
  • Grad Student Organization Mixers in The Bog — 4 p.m.

2 P.M. Commuter Student Social

MTCC South Lawn

3 p.m. Junkfood and Jenga with Career Services

Hermann Hall, Expo

4:30 p.m. U Farm IIT Tour and Volunteering with Engineers for a Sustainable World

The Quad

6 p.m. Mary Just Broke Up With This Guy with 33rd Street Productions

MTCC Auditorium

7 p.m. Dessert Social with E-Sports

The Bog

9 p.m. Movies on the Lawn with Union Board

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Core Sessions*

Hermann Hall, Auditorium

5 p.m. Tech News Open House 

MTCC Room 221

7 p.m. Coffeehouse featuring Steven Curtis with Union Board

MTCC Welcome Center

Union Board kicks off their Coffeehouse series (held every other Tuesday) with a performer, snacks, and free coffee!

8:30 p.m. Windy cIITy Trivia with International Student Organization

The Bog

Thursday, August 16, 2018

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Core Sessions*

Hermann Hall, Auditorium

Detailed schedule:

10am - 12pm - Academic Orientations

Armour - Hermann Hall Expo and Gallery

Architecture - Crown Hall

Science - Pritzker Science Lobby

Computer Science - Stuart Lobby

Lewis - The Bog

Stuart - Wishnick 115

ITM (SAT) - Perlstein 223

INTM - Tech South 4001

1pm - Rotating Sessions

Last name A – M: Wishnick 113

Last name N – Z: Stuart 118

4 p.m. Bubbles and Bubble Tea with Union Board

MTCC South Lawn

6 P.M. Student Government Association Summer Session

Stuart Building, Room 113

7 p.m. Capture the Stethoscope with the American Medical Student Association

Gunsaulus Field

8 p.m. All-Athlete Social with the Student Athletic Advisory Council

MTCC South Lawn

Meet current Illinois Tech student-athletes to discuss what it’s like being an athlete at Illinois Tech! The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will provide snacks and games.

8 p.m. Soccer with Recreational Sports and Fitness

Soccer Field

Friday, August 17, 2018

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Core Sessions*

Hermann Hall, Auditorium

2 p.m. Back to School Bash


5 p.m. Back to School BBQ

The Commons

7 p.m. Sunset Salsa with Recreational Sports and Fitness

MTCC South Lawn

9 p.m. Ryno (band) with Union Board

The Bog

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Noon Tech Gives Back*

MTCC South Lawn

2 p.m. Sundaes with the Society of Women Engineers

MTCC South Lawn

4 p.m. Welcome Black BBQ with National Society of Black Engineers and the african student organization

Commons Park near the Tennis Courts

6 p.m. Taste of the Quad with the Greek Council

The Quad

Enjoy lively games, entertainment, and free food at the kick-off for fraternity and sorority recruitment.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Student Leadership Conference: Living the Dream at Illinois Tech*

Hermann Hall Auditorium

The Student Leadership Conference will have a track for Student Organization Institute (required for Presidents and Treasurers) as well as for First Year Students!

4 P.M. Cricket with Rec Sports and Fitness

Rec Field

5 p.m. Welcome Mass with Catholic Campus Ministry

Carr Chapel

6 P.M. Ice Cream Social With MEDLIFE

MTCC South Lawn

7 p.m. Men’s Soccer Scrimmage vs. Prairie State

Stuart Field