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    IIT Family Weekend 2014

    IIT Family Weekend 2014 registration is now closed.  Family members are still welcome to attend events!  However, we cannot guarantee tickets to the food trucks at Pumpkin Launch.  Tickets will be available for the Family Weekend Brunch on Sunday at the door of The Commons.

    October 18-19, 2014


    Family Weekend is an event that takes place each fall at the Illinois Institute of Technology and is open to all IIT families, faculty & staff.  It is a time for our entire IIT community to partake in the same spirit that embraces our students on campus throughout the academic year!

    Schedule of Events
    Friday, October 17
    Family Weekend Check-In
    5-7pm; MTCC Welcome Center
    Let us know that you have arrived on campus!  Here family members that pre-registered for Family Weekend can pick up their Family Weekend t-shirt (quantities limited) and your food truck sample tickets!


    Saturday, October 18
    Family Weekend Check-In
    Noon-3pm; MTCC Welcome Center
    Let us know that you have arrived on campus!  Here family members that pre-registered for Family Weekend can pick up their Family Weekend t-shirt (quantities limited) and your food truck sample tickets!

    The 10th Annual Pumpkin Launch
    1 - 2:30 p.m.; Ed Glancy Baseball Field
    The 10th Annual IIT Pumpkin Launch will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 18 on Ed Glancy Baseball Field. Using pumpkin-launching machines they design and build, student teams compete for prizes for distance and accuracy. What sort of designs will win this year’s competition? Catapult, trebuchet, ballista, or something entirely new? You’ll have to be there to find out!  After the conclusion of Pumpkin Launch IIT's Residence Hall Association will be hosting pumpkin carving.

    The Physics Behind the Launch
    Immediately following Pumpkin Launch; Ed Glancy Baseball Field
    Interested in finding out why one launcher did better than the other?  Join the teams and Dr. Carlo Segre, Duchossois Leadership Professor of Phyics, and discover the ins and outs of one of our family campus traditions. 

    Ripon College vs. Illinois Tech Men’s and Women's Soccer Game
    1 p.m. Women's Soccer; Stuart Field
    3:30 p.m. Men's Soccer; Stuart Field
    Let’s go Scarlet Hawks! Come and cheer on our men’s and women's soccer team as it takes on the Ripon College Red Hawks!

    Chicago Architecture Foundation: Open House Chicago
    October 18-19
    Open House Chicago is a free public festival that offers behind-the-scenes access to 150 buildings across Chicago.  This year Carr Chapel, McCormick Tribune Campus Center, and Crown Hall will be a few of the featured buildings.  To learn more about Open House Chicago visit their website at www.openhousechicago.org.

    Sunday, October 19
    Family Brunch
    11:30 a.m. -  1p.m
    Join us for brunch on Sunday morning in The Commons, located in the McCormick Tribune Campus Center.

    **Stay tuned for more events!**

    Overnight Accommodations
    Families are more than welcome to stay on campus in one of our guest suites if they decide to attend Family Weekend.  To learn more about our guest suites and to reserve one please visit Guest Suites at IIT.

    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 visit here.

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