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    Office of Campus Life: SOAR

    3201 S. State St.
    McCormick Tribune Campus Center
    Chicago, IL 60616

    Phone: 312.567.3720
    Fax: 312.567.3719
    Email: soar@iit.edu

    Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration (SOAR) Home

    Welcome to Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration! Illinois Institute of Technology’s SOAR program has been designed to help you be a successful member of our campus community. Not only will you hear about a variety of important offices on campus, but you will also have a chance to meet new and returning students.

    So...are you ready to SOAR into Illinois Tech?! We are very excited to have you as a member of the Illinois Tech community and look forward to having you on campus!

    Interested in a quick preview of Illinois Tech? Check out our Parent Guide 2014!

    SOAR Registration opens in April 21, 2014. Students may register through the myIIT portal.

    Please click the link that best describes your status.

    I am an:

    Incoming Undergraduate Student

    Illinois Tech is committed to the academic and personal success of all of its students. Students are expected to attend SOAR, a 2-day new student orientation program, because it leaves them better prepared to achieve academic success and assists in their transition to the university environment. At SOAR, you will learn about the academic and social opportunities and resources at Illinois Tech, meet influential staff members on campus, receive academic advice from Illinois Tech faculty members in your chosen major path, and be shown how to register for classes for the first semester at Illinois Tech. This is also a great time to begin creating friendships with other incoming and current Illinois Tech students as there are many opportunities for socializing during SOAR including a trip to the BOG, our on-campus activity center where you can enjoy a game of bowling, table tennis, video games, and more!

    Dates for Summer 2014 SOAR

    • Session I: June 24 - June 25
    • Session II: June 30 - July 1
    • Session IIIA: July 11 - July 12
    • Session IV: July 21 – July 22
    • Session V: August 18 - August 19 (please note that housing is not provided unless a student has a housing contract for session V)

    Registration
    For more details and a checklist of things you can do to get you started as an IIT student and to register for SOAR.

    Overnight Stay
    Students attending SOAR stay in the on campus residence hall McCormick Student Village. All freshmen not residing with their families are required to live in IIT campus housing. Staying overnight on campus is a great opportunity to gain a perspective of what on-campus living is like and what you may want to bring in the Fall! Do not forget to pack sheets or a sleeping bag and toiletries!

    Please note that if you are planning on attending Session V: August 18-19 SOAR, Residence and Greek Life will only provide housing to students who have a housing contract.

    Travel

    Accommodations for Session I, II, IIIA, and IV
    If you live far away and are planning to fly in the day before you can purchase an extra night in the SOAR residence rooms for $50. You can do this when you register for SOAR. When you arrive for your stay you will check in at McCormick Student Village.

    Schedule for Sessions I, II, IIIA, and IV
    SOAR Undergraduate Summer Schedule

    Schedule for Session V
    SOAR Undergraduate August Schedule

    Still have questions? Here are some campus resources that may be helpful and some frequently asked questions.

    Incoming Graduate Student

    Congratulations on your admission to a graduate program at Illinois Institute of Technology! We look forward to welcoming you to campus for Fall 2014 SOAR.

    Please take a moment to register here for the mandatory Graduate SOAR events listed below

    International Graduate Student SOAR Abbreviated Program
    Monday, August 18, 2014
    Noon - 2 p.m., Orientation for New Master's Degree Students from European Partner School in France and Spain ONLY

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014
    8 a.m. - 9 a.m., Graduate Student Welcome Breakfast

    9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., SOAR for Graduate Students

    2 p.m. - 5:15 p.m., International Student Program

    Domestic Graduate Student SOAR Abbreviated Program
    Tuesday, August 19, 2014
    8 a.m. - 9 a.m., Graduate Student Welcome Breakfast

    9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., SOAR for Graduate Students

    Fall 2014 SOAR for Graduate Students Full Schedule
    Graduate SOAR Program

    Incoming Stuart School of Business Graduate Student

    Congratulations on your admission to a graduate program at Illinois Institute of Technology! We look forward to welcoming you to campus for Fall 2014 SOAR.

    Please review the full SOAR for graduate students schedule and details on planning your arrival below.

    Please take a moment to register here for the mandatory Graduate SOAR events listed below

    **Please note that Stuart School of Business will have additionally programming for their incoming new business students.  Information will be posted as soon as it is available.

    Stuart Graduate Student SOAR Abbreviated Program
    Wednesday, August 13, 2014
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Stuart School of Business Check-In

    Thursday, August 14, 2014
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Stuart School of Business Check-In

    10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Group Advising Session (all Stuart Business School programs welcome)

    1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Early English Testing (for the Professional Communication Advancement program)

    2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Group Advising Session (all Stuart Business School programs welcome)

    Friday, August 15, 2014
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Stuart School of Business Check-In

    10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Group Advising Session (all Stuart Business School programs welcome)

    1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Early English Testing (for the Professional Communication Advancement program)

    2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Group Advising Session (all Stuart Business School programs welcome)

    Monday, August 18, 2014
    7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., SOAR Check-In Open

    9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Stuart School of Business Check-In

    Tuesday
    , August 19, 2014
    7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., SOAR Check-In Open

    7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Stuart School of Business Check-In Open

    8 a.m. - 9 a.m., Graduate Student Welcome Breakfast

    9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., SOAR for Graduate Students

    2 p.m. - 4 p.m., International Student Program

    4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m., Diving into Culture

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Stuart School of Business Check-In

    10:30 a.m - Noon, Meet Your Program Director

    1:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Stuart School of Business Graduate Student Welcome Program

    4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., Stuart Graduate Welcome Reception

    Fall 2014 SOAR for Graduate Students Full Schedule
    Stuart SOAR Program

    Family of Incoming New Students

    Illinois Tech SOAR programs encourages parents and families to attend their students SOAR session. They will receive their own group upon arrival where they can compare concerns and experiences with other parents and families. SOAR at Illinois Tech also provides sessions geared specifically to families to help them through the transition of having a student attend Illinois Tech. Parents and family members must sign up in advance online. There is a $50 fee for a guest because of meals, staffing, and other accommodations. However, if your family cannot attend, this is not a problem. You will still be able to get all the information you need before your arrival at Illinois Tech!

    Dates for Summer 2014 SOAR

    • Session I: June 24 - June 25
    • Session II: June 30 - July 1-
    • Session IIIA: July 11 - 12
    • Session IV: July 21 - 22
    • Session V: August 18 - August 19

    (please note that housing is not provided unless a student has a housing contract)

    Registration
    To register for our Family SOAR session at Illinois Tech visit here!

    Schedule for Sessions I, II, IIIA, and V
    Family SOAR Schedule

    Schedule for Sessions VI
    Family SOAR August Schedule

    Overnight Stay
    Families are more than welcome to stay on campus in one of our guest suites if they decide to attend SOAR with their student. To learn more about our guest suites and to reserve one please visit the Guest Suites website. Please note that guests suites will not be available during our session V in August.

    If families wish to stay off campus there are many options for them close to Illinois Tech and their student. For a complete list of overnight accommodations close to Illinois Tech that have a special "IIT Visitors Rate" please read here.

    Still have questions? Here are some campus resources that may be helpful and some frequently asked questions.

    Incoming Transfer Student

    If you are a transfer student there is a program geared specifically to you. You are only required to attend the one day session, but are welcome to come to any of our two day sessions too! We will provide all the information available at regular SOAR sessions simply condensed into a version more helpful for transfer students. It is important to attend SOAR at Illinois Tech because although we recognize you may have had an introduction to college somewhere else, there are many services and expectations unique to the culture of Illinois Tech that are important to learn before your arrival.

    Dates for Summer 2014 Transfer SOAR

    • Session III B: July 12

    Transfer students are only expected to attend the one day program on July 12.

    Transfer Schedule
    SOAR Transfer Schedule

    Still have questions? Here are some campus resources that may be helpful and some frequently asked questions.

     

    August New Student Check-In
    Visit the McCormick Tribune Campus Center Ballroom for New Student Check-In.  Here you can visit multiple campus partners to let them know that you are here and ready to start the semester!  Make sure to have a photo ID and your A-number (student identification number) with you to speed up your check-in. 

    New Student Check-In will be located in the McCormick Tribune Campus Center Ballroom and be open Monday, August 11, 2014 - Friday, August 15, 2014 and Monday, August 18, 2014 - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Residence Hall Check-In:  Students approved for early arrival check-in with The Office of Residence and Greek Life and who have a housing contract in MSV, SSV, or Gunsaulus Hall are able to move into their room assignments beginning on August 11, 2014.

    Please note, if you apply and receive early arrival approval you will be charged an early move in fee.  Additionally, if you do not notify Residence and Greek Life and show up for early arrival check-in you will be charged an additional fee. 

    All additional students who are registered for SOAR, may check-in beginning on August 17, 2014 at noon.  You may contact Residence and Greek Life with questions or for more information. You may also visit www.iit.edu/housing/, email housing@iit.edu, or call 312.567.5075. Please note that the residence halls officially open on August 20, 2014, so services prior to this date may be limited. (HOUSING CONTRACT REQUIRED TO CHECK-IN)

    International Center: All F-1/J-1 students must check in with the International Center upon arrival to campus. Holds will be removed from your account after checking in. Students only need to check in with the International Center staff once.

    Pick Up Your HawkCard!: Smile big! You will be getting your picture taken for your ID card as well as picking up any information you may need about parking on campus.

    Ventra Card Pictures: If you are a registered full time new student at IIT you will need to get your picture taken for your Ventra Card!  Your Ventra Card is an all access card to all Chicago transit and PACE buses.


    2014-2015 Room and Board Contract
    To reserve your room on campus today, visit myroom.iit.edu

    Here are some important dates to keep in mind
    July 8 – Roommate requests due. Try and attend SOAR sessions I or II, you might find your perfect roommate there!
    August 17 at noon– Early move-in for students attending SOAR session V
    August 20 – Move-in Day! And start of Welcome Week!


    Residence Hall Check-In Information

    All Stuart School of Business students and students approved for early arrival check-in with The Office of Residence and Greek Life and who have a housing contract in MSV, SSV, or Gunsaulus Hall are able to move into their room assignments beginning on Monday, August 11, 2014.

    Please note, if you apply and receive early arrival approval you will be charged an early move in fee. Additionally, if you do not notify Residence and Greek Life and show up for early arrival check-in you will be charged an additional fee.

    Students who are registered for SOAR session V, may check-in beginning on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at noon. You may contact Residence and Greek Life with questions or for more information. You may also visit www.iit.edu/housing, email housing@iit.edu, or call 312.567.5075. Please note that the residence halls officially open on August 20, 2014, services prior to this date may be limited. (HOUSING CONTRACT REQUIRED TO CHECK-IN)

    Planning your arrival to campus!
    For travel information to IIT's Main Campus read here.

    Luggage Storage
    Luggage Storage is available in the Office of Campus Life Suite, McCormick Tribune Campus Center Southeast Corner, from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. August 8-19. Luggage may NOT stay overnight and must be picked up by 4:30 p.m. If it is not picked up it will be taken to Public Safety lost and found.

    Early Arrival Housing
    The earliest early arrival date for the Fall semester is August 11, 2014. Please contact Residence and Greek Life at housing@iit.edu or 312.567.5075 if you wish to move in early.

    ADA Statement
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