First Year ExperienceThe first year experience (FYE) at the Illinois Institute of Technology is designed to help students find the resources and support you need to succeed during your time here.
FYE is a service offered from the Office of Campus Life. Campus Life combines Orientation, Parent Programs, Student Organizations, and Leadership to enhance your experience as a student during your time as an Illinois Tech Hawk. The first year experience program is comprised of two components: Peer Mentor Program and Freshman 15.
Peer Mentor Program
Each first year student is assigned a Peer Mentor. Your mentor is a sophomore, junior or senior who has been at IIT for at least one full academic year. This mentor is your connection to life on campus and success while at IIT. Students are encouraged to meet with their mentors at least twice a month, but maintain contact with them throughout your entire first year at IIT.
Join your Peer Mentor at any of the following FYE-wide events this Fall semester.
August 16 at 1:00 p.m. - McCormick Tribune Campus Center - Peer Mentor Meet and Greet
August 17 at 9:00 a.m. - McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Center Court - FYE Service Event
September 14 at 6:00 p.m. - U.S. Cellular Field - FYE White Sox Outing
October 16 at 7:30 p.m. - McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Auditorium - Baby Wants Candy (comedy show)
November 19 at 7:00 p.m. - McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Welcome Center - Coffeehouse show featuring Kyshona Armstrong
Closer to the Fall semester, Campus Life will release a list of 15 programs for the Fall semester. If you attend all 15 of these events, you will be entered into a drawing to win some great prizes.
Student Engagement Plan
Part of being a First Year Student at IIT is participating in the Student Engagement Plan. Please complete this plan prior to attending the Peer Mentor Meet & Greet on August 16, 2013 and bring the plan with you.
If you have any questions about the First Year Experience program, or if you would like to get involved with the program, please contact Alex Carlson.