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Homecoming

Thank you for attending Homecoming 2022!

2022 Homecoming Schedule

Please check back often for schedule additions and changes.

Friday, September 16

Miss being back in the classroom or want to experience what it's like for current students? Join us for Alumni Back to Class and sit in on the course of your choice. Attendees who select this event will receive a follow up email closer to Homecoming to select the specific course they wish to attend.

Course List

10:00 a.m. - Surveying with Prof. Laurence Rohter
10:00 a.m. - ECE Laboratory with Prof. Thomas Wong
10:00 a.m. - Microgrid Design and Operation with Prof. Mohammad Shahidehpour
10:00 a.m. - MMAE Laboratory with Prof. John Cesarone
10:00 a.m. - Advanced Physics Lab I with Prof. John Zasadzinski
11:25 a.m. - Multivariate & Vector Calculus with Prof. Kiah Ong
11:25 a.m. - Introduction to Diff Equations with Prof. Kiah Ong
1:50 p.m. - Seminar in Biomedical Engineering with Prof. Marcella Vaicik
1:50 p.m. - Inorganic Chemistry with Prof. Yuanbing Mao
1:50 p.m. - Intro to the CS Profession with Prof. Matthew Bauer
1:50 p.m. - Advanced Physics Lab I with Prof. John Zasadzinski
2:15 p.m. - Computer Org. & Design with Prof. Won-Jae Yi

Hermann Hall, 3241 S Federal Street

Join us for the inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony where we will honor the Illinois Tech student athletes who have gone above and beyond.

The slate of recipients can be found here.

Saturday, September 17

Keating Sports Center, 3040 S Wabash Ave

Join us in the Keating Sports Center for the Annual Men's and Women's Basketball Alumni Game. The game will take place at 8:00 a.m. and a reception will follow at 9:00 a.m.

Please refer to the Home Event Spectator Policy for attendance rules.

Michael Paul Galvin Tower 19th Floor, 10 W 35th Street

We are inviting the Class of 1972 to join us for your 50th Reunion Breakfast. Enjoy the views of Chicago from Galvin Tower as you meet with Illinois Tech President Raj Echambadi.

Following breakfast, our 50th Reunion Class is invited to a private trolley tour of campus and the surrounding neighborhood to see how much has changed.

This event is reserved for members of the Class of 1972 and their guests.

Keating Sports Center, 3040 S Wabash Ave

Join IIT Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving for an Alumni Meet at 9:00 a.m. in the Keating Sports Center Pool.

Please refer to the Home Event Spectator Policy for attendance rules.

Hermann Hall, 3241 S Federal Street

Join the Illinois Tech community as we honor the newest recipients of the Alumni Awards. These awards highlight the exemplary Illinois Tech alumni and friends who have meaningfully impacted the communities in which they work and live.

Siegel Field, 3301 S Dearborn Street

All attendees over the age of 21 can join us for beer and wine from 12 - 7 p.m.

MTCC Esports Arena, 3201 S State Street

Join us for the first annual Illinois Tech Game Jam. Student and alumni teams will compete with one another to design their own game.

 

Want to be a part of the competition? Join as a team or sign up to be assigned to one. No experience necessary. Teams will have two weeks to complete their games, beginning on Sept. 1.

Register here to compete

Ed Glancy Field, 2967 S Michigan Avenue

Join us at Ed Glancy Field for the Annual Baseball Alumni Game. The game will feature a roster of IIT alumni against the current IIT roster. First pitch takes place at 1:00 p.m.

Please refer to the Home Event Spectator Policy for attendance rules.

Hermann Hall West Entrance, 3241 S Federal Street

Join university archivist Mindy Pugh for an in-depth tour of the Bronzeville neighborhood which Illinois Tech calls home. Learn about the rich and diverse history that has formed the community we have today.

Hermann Hall West Entrance, 3241 S Federal Street

Join Mies Society president Cynthia Vranas Olsen for a walking tour of the Illinois Tech Mies Campus. Learn more about Mies van der Rohe's vision through his master plan and explore the history and significance of the buildings on our campus.

Gunsaulus Field, 3140 S Michigan Avenue

Students and alumni are welcome to join us for our Annual Homecoming Carnival at Gunsaulus Field. Attendees will enjoy carnival games, activities, and food trucks!

MTCC Ballroom, 3201 S State Street

Join the African American Alumni Association for a mixer on campus for alumni and friends to connect and reconnect.

Getting to Campus

Directions

Automobile

From the North

Dan Ryan Expressway east to 31st Street exit, continue south to 33rd Street, turn left (east). Metered parking is located along Federal Street north and south of 33rd Street, and in the Visitor's Parking Lot (Lot A4) at 32nd Street and State Street.

From the South

Dan Ryan Expressway west to 35th Street exit, continue north to 33rd Street, turn right (east). Metered parking is located along Federal Street north and south of 33rd Street, and in the Visitor's Parking Lot (Lot A4) located at 32nd Street and State Street, on the east side of State Street.

From Lake Shore Drive

Exit at 31st Street, go inland (west) to State Street, turn left (south). Metered parking is available in the Visitor's Parking Lot (Lot A4) located at 32nd Street and State Street, on the east side of State Street.

Parking

Metered parking is available to all visitors and located along Federal Street north and south of 33rd Street, and in the Visitor's Parking Lot (Lot A4) located at 32nd Street and State Street, on the east side of State Street. Special event parking may be available in other parking lots on campus. Please contact Access, Card, and Parking Services for more details about parking, or visit the parking web page for current parking locations at web.iit.edu/acaps. Please call the parking administrator at 312.567.8968 if you need assistance in finding parking.

Airport

Illinois Tech and Chicago are served by O'Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport. Public transportation is available from O'Hare and Midway airports, and limousine or taxi will take you from all airports to Illinois Tech's campus. View the City of Chicago's Airport System Home Page for more information.

Train

Amtrak and Metra commuter rail trains run to Union Station, with additional Metra commuter trains running to Ogilvie Transportation Center. From these stations, take the Rock Island Metra train from LaSalle Street station to 35th Street / "Lou" Jones stationCTA's public transportation, or a taxi to Mies Campus.

Bus

Travel to the Greyhound or Continental Trailways terminals, then take a taxi or public transportation to Mies Campus.

Public Transportation

  • CTA Red Line (Howard-95th/Dan Ryan) to Sox-35th station
  • CTA Green Line (Ashland-63rd or 63rd-Cottage Grove) to 35th-Bronzeville-IIT station
  • CTA bus lines with stops on Mies Campus (#29-State, #35-35th, #24-Wentworth, #4-Cottage Grove)

Visit the CTA website for schedules and bus routes.

Click here for a campus map

Are you planning to visit Illinois Tech from out of town? If so, take advantage of our preferred hotel rates at the Hiltons at McCormick Place.

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As global and community health concerns continue, Illinois Institute of Technology will manage our Homecoming events consistent with relevant CDC, Chicago Department of Public Health, and Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines. All participants are expected to abide by applicable University policies during any sponsored events, both on and off campus, including those concerning COVID-19. We will review safety precautions for our events and venues and provide updates in bold below when necessary. We ask that everyone participating in Homecoming activities help protect the health and safety of our community by monitoring their health. With your cooperation and participation, we look forward to a successful 2022 Homecoming at Illinois Tech.

Before IIT there was Jazz on State: Buildings and Stories from Bronzeville's Jazz Era

Join university archivist Mindy Pugh as we kick-off our fall Alumni University sessions. Mindy will discuss the history of Bronzeville and the area around Illinois Tech’s campus as well as highlights from her Homecoming trolley tour.

Learn more about Alumni University

Illinois Tech Architecture Tour

Join Illinois Tech Alumna and Director of the Mies van der Rohe Society, Cynthia Vranas Olsen (M.ARCH '01, Ph.D. '17) for a guided virtual tour of the Illinois Tech main campus.

View the tour
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