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Welcome Week

Welcome Week 2019 is from August 12-19.

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 Monday, August 12 to participate in SOAR and Welcome Week Activities; it is strongly encouraged to attend one SOAR session (between June and August of 2019), as well as Welcome Week activities.

Any of the Welcome Week activites in red are things we highly encourage all students to attend.

Monday, August 12th

Help-A-Hawk Move-In

8am – 3pm | Residence Halls

Returning students, faculty, and staff will be on hand to help you settle into your new Residence Halls! There will be volunteers at McCormick Student Village, State Street Village, Carmann Hall, and Gunsaulus Hall.

Convocation and Reception

3pm – 5pm | Hermann Hall Auditorium

The formal beginning of your education journey at Illinois Tech starts with Convocation! Join your fellow incoming students and the university’s leadership as we kick-off Welcome Week. Following the program in Hermann Hall, all students, faculty, staff, and parents are invited to a reception at the Ed Kaplan Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship.

Playfair

5pm – 6pm | John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center West Lawn

This is where your connections begin! Join returning student leaders and the entire incoming class for an evening of making connections, trying new things, and getting ready to enter the academic year as a united class!

Parent and Alumni Reception

5pm – 6pm | Ed Kaplan Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship

While students enjoy Playfair, we will have a reception with recent alumni and all parents, families, and supporters.

The Bog

6pm – 10pm | The Bog (Hermann Hall Lower Level)

Throughout the week, The Bog, our on-campus bowling alley, arcade, and grill, will be open for you to come relax, hang out, and enjoy a few games on your favorite console (or arcade cabinet)!

Tuesday, August 13th

SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration)

8am – 3pm | Various Locations

If you didn’t make it to Soar earlier this summer, don’t worry! We have our final Soar session to ensure you’re equipped to get all of the information you need to achieve academic success.

Robotics Lab Tour

4pm – 5pm | Tech Central Lower Level

One of our registered student organizations, Robotics is giving tours of their lab space where you can see their creations! They will leave from Global Grounds in the MTCC at the start of the tour.

Dogs with Dogs

4pm – 5pm | Man on a Bench Park

Looking for a quick snack before dinner? Stop by and say hello to our Admissions team, who will be grilling hot dogs (with dogs)!

Dinner & A Show

5pm – 6pm | The Commons

While enjoying dinner tonight, enjoy a musical guest from the local Chicago scene!

Model Railroad Tour

6pm – 7pm | Alumni Hall, Second Floor

An organization that has been around almost as long as Illinois Tech, the Model Railroad club will be hosting tours of their lab space.

Chris Jones: Hypnotist!

7pm – 8pm | Hermann Hall Auditorium

One of the most skilled hypnotists in the game! Come join the entire incoming class for a night you surely won’t forget.

E-Sports Ice Cream Social

8pm – 9pm | The Bog

Overwatch and League of Legends up your alley? Come check out and meet our E-Sports players in The Bog, and learn about their center, as well as their competitive leagues!

The Bog

8pm – 10pm | The Bog (Hermann Hall Lower Level)

Throughout the week, The Bog, our on-campus bowling alley, arcade, and grill, will be open for you to come relax, hang out, and enjoy a few games on your favorite console (or arcade cabinet)!

 

Wednesday, August 14th

Sex Signals

10am – 11am | Hermann Hall Auditorium

Join your incoming class as we jump into a live-action improve experience exploring relationships and dating.

Howard Tullman

11am – 12pm | Hermann Hall Auditorium

The Executive Director of the Ed Kaplan Center for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship, Howard Tullman has an incredible career that spans multiple industries.

Ebony Stewart

3pm – 4pm | Hermann Hall Auditorium

A Woman of the World Poetry Slam Champion, join Sexual Health activist Ebony Stewart for incredible poetry, and quite a few laughs.

9 Volt Car Competition

4pm – 5pm | Armour Garage

Join the Society of Automotive Engineers for a competition to build a miniature car using standard household 9 volt batteries.

Cookies with the Vedic Vision Society

4pm – 5pm | Man-On-A-Bench Park

Vedic Vision Society, one of our registered student organizations, will be having cookies and invites any interested student to come join them.

Community Trolley Tours

5:30pm - 7:30pm | Various Locations (Departs from from McCormick Tribune Campus Center by 7/11 at 5:30 and 6:30 pm)

Join us for a trolley tour highlighting the fun and practical things to do in the local Bronzeville community, with a bit of history splashed in!

The Connection Cure

6pm – 7pm | Ed Kaplan Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship

Join Lisa Grossman, accomplished speaker and coach, to learn more about her incredible project that fuels connection between people.

OBB

8pm – 9pm | The Bog (Hermann Hall Lower Level)

A fun time with a fun band, join rock group OBB and dance in the Bog!

Recreation Sports and Fitness Bowling Pick-Up

8pm – 10pm | The Bog (Hermann Hall Lower Level)

If dancing isn’t your thing, we’ll still have something for you in The Bog! Join us for an opt-in pick-up bowling league.

Stargazing

9pm – 10pm | Siegel Field

The Society of Physics Students and the Astronomy Club will be out with telescopes to do some star-gazing!

The Bog

7pm – 10pm | The Bog (Hermann Hall Lower Level)

Throughout the week, The Bog, our on-campus bowling alley, arcade, and grill, will be open for you to come relax, hang out, and enjoy a few games on your favorite console (or arcade cabinet)!

Thursday, August 15th

Academic Unit Gatherings

10am – 12pm | Locations provided by Department

Note: The College of Science will host a BBQ on Friday, from 10am - 2pm. 

College of Architecture: Crown Call, Upper Center Core
Stuart School of Business - 18th Floor, IIT Tower Conference Room
Armour - Hermann Hall
Lewis College - The Bog

SAT - Perlstein Hall 131

Computer Science - Stuart Building, Room 104

Get to know the other folks in your major! Thursday morning is all about getting to spend time with your new departments, and engaging the people you’ll be taking classes with.

Punch Line Drunk

1pm – 2pm | Hermann Hall Auditorium

Patrick Holbert is a stand-up comedian, former orientation leader, and actively works in recovery programs. Join us as we hear Patrick’s comedy, and learn how we can support one another in the decisions we make.

Tie-Dying with the American Medical Student Association

2pm – 3pm | McCormick Tribune Campus Center South Lawn

Join AMSA to make some cool new looks before the start of the semester!

Recreation Sports and Fitness Tournament

3pm – 4:30pm | McCormick Tribune Campus Center South Lawn

Join our Recreation Sports and Fitness programs for a fun-filled tournament!

Ice Cream with the Society of Women Engineers

3pm – 4pm | McCormick Tribune Campus Center South Lawn

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) will be having ice cream on the South Lawn. Come grab a snack and watch the RSF Tournament!

QuidIITch

3pm – 4:30pm | Siegel Field

Have you ever wanted to learn to play Quiditch? Join our student organization, QuidIITch, to learn a bit about the game and play!

Family Feud

4pm – 5pm | The Pritzker Club (McCormick Tribune Campus Center)

Join the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) to group  up and take on one another in Family Feud!

Ice Cream with the American Statistical Association

5pm – 6pm | McCormick Tribune Campus Center South Lawn

Join the American Statistical Association for some ice cream sundaes, and to learn about their organization!

Condom Water Balloon Fight

6pm – 7pm | Gunsaulus Field

Join Prism (Illinois Tech’s LGBTQ+ Student Organization) in a fun-filled water balloon fight!

S’mores Social

6pm – 7pm | Carr Chapel

Join Catholic Campus Ministry at Carr Chapel for some S’mores, and to learn more about their organization.

Student Government Association Summer Session

7pm - 8pm | Stuart Building Room 113

Join the Student Government Association for their Welcome Week event! 

Avengers Endgame

8pm – 10pm | McCormick Tribune Campus Center South Lawn

Join our on-campus programming board, Union Board, for an outdoor showing of Avengers Endgame. Bring a blanket, and an appetite for popcorn!

The Bog

5pm – 1am | The Bog (Hermann Hall Lower Level)

Throughout the week, The Bog, our on-campus bowling alley, arcade, and grill, will be open for you to come relax, hang out, and enjoy a few games on your favorite console (or arcade cabinet)!

Friday, August 16th

Manu Vora

11am - 12pm | McCormick Tribune Campus Center Auditorium

An esteemed alumni with multiple non-profit and life-changing initiatives under his belt, join Manu Vora for a talk on what he learned from Illinois Tech, and how it’s helped him (and the people he serves) make a global impact.

Welcome Back Bash

12pm – 5pm | McCormick Tribune Campus Center

An annual tradition where all departments, student organizations, and the campus community come together for the largest involvement festival we possibly can! Student organizations will be present so you can learn about them and join, departments will be ready and available to connect with you, and we’ll have plenty of attractions. Including arcade games, miniature golf, and ‘bubble soccer,’ stop by the Welcome Back Bash for free food, fun, and a chance for some exciting raffle prizes!

ChemE-Lympics with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers

5pm – 6pm | The Bog (Hermann Hall Lower Level)

Join AiCHE for a mini-olympics of chemistry!

3D Printing with American Society of Mechanical Engineers

6pm – 7pm | The Bog (Hermann Hall Lower Level)

Ever wanted to know how to print something in 3-D? Join ASME to learn how, in The Bog!

“Pop” In with the Residence Hall Association

6pm – 9pm | State Street Village North Rooftop

Join RHA and “pop” in for some pop-corn to get to know the Student Organization that provides programming and a platform for student voices in the residence halls.

Hip Hop Violinist: MAPY

7pm – 8pm | Hermann Hall Auditorium

Bringing classical violin talent and fusing it with top 40 hits, join us as we invite Mapy to perform for our incoming students.

Student Athlete Advisory Committee Cookout

8pm – 9pm | McCormick Tribune Campus Center South Lawn

Join the SAAC for their annual welcome back cookout!

The Bog

5pm – 1am | The Bog (Hermann Hall Lower Level)

Throughout the week, The Bog, our on-campus bowling alley, arcade, and grill, will be open for you to come relax, hang out, and enjoy a few games on your favorite console (or arcade cabinet)!

 

Saturday, August 17th

U-Pass Distribution

9am – 12pm | McCormick Tribune Campus Center Ballroom

Stop by to pick-up your U-Pass, which works on all CTA trains and buses! This is your way to get around the city. Students only need to attend Saturday or Sunday.

Your First Year – Co-host by the Leadership Academy

1pm – 5pm | Due to rain, this event will be in Hermann Hall.

Co-facilitated by the Leadership Academy, join your entire incoming class for a day of exploring what leadership means to you, and how you will grow throughout your academic career at Illinois Tech.

Taste of The Quad

5pm – 7pm | Greek Quad

Stop by to meet all of our Greek Chapters, and have dinner with them!

Newspaper Crafts

6pm – 7pm | TechNews Office (McCormick Tribune Campus Center)

Join our student-run newspaper, TechNews, to make some cool crafts with upcycled newspaper!

Mentalist Daniel Martin

7pm – 8pm | Hermann Hall Auditorium

Prepare to be amazed! Nationally known Mentalist Daniel Martin has an hour long show just for Illinois Tech students – come and see what you can’t believe you’re seeing!

The Bog

8pm – 1am | The Bog (Hermann Hall Lower Level)

Throughout the week, The Bog, our on-campus bowling alley, arcade, and grill, will be open for you to come relax, hang out, and enjoy a few games on your favorite console (or arcade cabinet)!

 

Sunday, August 18th

U-Pass Distribution

9am – 12pm | McCormick Tribune Campus Center Ballroom

Stop by to pick-up your U-Pass, which works on all CTA trains and buses! This is your way to get around the city. Students only need to attend Saturday or Sunday.

Shopping Shuttles

1pm – 3pm | Various Locations (Departs from McCormick Student Village at 1:15pm)

Need to pick up some last minutes supplies? We have two shopping shuttles taking students to popular retail locations (Target, Bed Bath and Beyond) to help with getting those last minute items for your rooms! Space is limited, and will be first-come first-serve.

CTA Tour

3pm – 5pm | Various Locations (Departs from McCormick Tribune Campus Center at 3pm)

The Model Railroad club will show any interested party not just how to use their U-Pass, but the cool sights and history of the CTA!

NSBE and ASO BBQ

5pm – 7pm | Greek Quad

The African Student Organization and the National Society for Black Engineers will be hosting a Welcome Back BBQ for anyone who would like to join and learn more about their organizations!

WaIT! Games

6pm – 7pm | The Pritzker Club (McCormick Tribune Campus Center)

Writers at Illinois Tech (WaIT for short!) is a student organization that encourages the creative passion of writing. Stop by and play some fun word and writing games!

Soccer Scrimmage vs. Prairie State

7pm – 9pm | Stuart Field

Come cheer on your team, the Scarlet Hawks, in a soccer scrimmage against Prairie State!

The Bog

5pm – 10pm | The Bog (Hermann Hall Lower Level)

Throughout the week, The Bog, our on-campus bowling alley, arcade, and grill, will be open for you to come relax, hang out, and enjoy a few games on your favorite console (or arcade cabinet)!