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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 Hal, 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

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. Summer Nights with the Greek Council

MTCC South Lawn

9 p.m. Sundae Monday

MTCC South Lawn

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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

2 p.m. Graduate Student Networking Celebration


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

Hermann Hall 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. Cricket with Recreational Sports and Fitness

Rec Field, east of Keating Sports Center

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

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

MTCC South Lawn

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

MTCC South Lawn

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*

5 p.m. Welcome Mass with Catholic Campus Ministry

Carr Chapel

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

Stuart Field

MTCC = The McCormick Tribune Campus Center
* Indicates event required for all first-year students. Unable to make these? Contact to sign up for the makeup date.
Locations and times subject to change.

Contact information
Campus Life:
Facebook: IITCampusLife
Welcome Week website: