Events and Orientation

Hawk Preview Days

April 7-9

Hawk Preview Days is a series of events for admitted students designed to help you get to know the Illinois Tech community and picture yourself as a student here.

This year we're planning a series of three Hawk Preview Day sessions in February, March, and April. Each session will be an interactive virtual experience enabling admitted students from around the world to meet one another and connect over common interests and goals.

Learn more about Hawk Preview Days

Campus Tours — In Person

Mondays and Fridays throughout spring

After careful consideration, Illinois Tech will be hosting campus tours for admitted students only throughout the spring. Each tour has very limited space, and guests are limited to two per student. In addition, all visitors and guests are expected to follow campus-wide COVID-19 policies and are required to submit negative PCR COVID-19 test results taken within 72 hours of arrival to campus.

We understand that visiting campus is a large factor in your decision to attend Illinois Tech, and we appreciate your cooperation in keeping our campus community safe.

Register for an in-person campus tour

Introduction to Your Major

Are you curious about what kind of classes you'll be taking your first year? Or maybe you're excited to dive into your research options and career opportunities. Or perhaps you're still undecided and trying to choose between two different majors (or even a few different schools!). Introduction to Your Major is a series of virtual events that will enable you to meet a faculty member from your declared major and learn more about what to expect from your studies at Illinois Tech.

Students are welcome to attend multiple sessions. Introduction to Your Major sessions take place at various times throughout the month of April.

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Introduction to Your Major Sessions:

  • Tuesday, April 13 at 5-6 p.m. (CT): Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Tuesday, April 13 at 5-6 p.m. (CT): Information Technology Management (ITM)
  • Wednesday, April 14 at 5-6 p.m. (CT): Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Wednesday, April 14 at 5-6 p.m. (CT): Business (minors and accelerated master's degree students are welcome to attend this session as well!)
  • Wednesday, April 14 at 6-7 p.m. (CT): Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Wednesday April 14 at 6-7 p.m. (CT): Applied Math and Statistics
  • Thursday, April 15 at 7-8 p.m. (CT): Biological Sciences
  • Monday, April 19 at 5-6 p.m. (CT): Psychological Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities
  • Tuesday, April 20 at 4-5 p.m. (CT): Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
  • Tuesday, April 20 at 6-7 p.m. (CT): Physics
  • Wednesday, April 21 at 5-6 p.m. (CT): Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering
  • Wednesday, April 21 at 5-6 p.m. (CT): Chemistry

We will continue to add sessions from different majors in the coming days. If your major is not listed, we also invite you to meet with a professor, attend a virtual class, and speak to current students by scheduling a customized Red Carpet Visit below.

Virtual Red Carpet Visits

February - April (dates vary)

Our Virtual Red Carpet Visit experience is a unique opportunity for incoming first-year and transfer students to customize your visit experience, tour the campus online, and meet a few of our current students. Students also have the opportunity to sit in on a virtual class and talk with a professor from your academic department.

Register Here for a Red Carpet Visit Experience 


Illinois Tech is also hosting several webinars for admitted and prospective students. Learn more about upcoming events below.

Esports 101

Tuesday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m - 7:30 p.m. (CT)

Illinois Tech Esports is the place where gamers gather to play casually and competitively. From CSGO to Smash Brothers to League of Legends, learn more about the new Esports Digital Arts Center, the games we play, and how to get involved with the Esports community!

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AMA: Student Panel for Admitted Students

Thursday, April 15 at 5:30 p.m - 6:30 p.m. (CT)

What's the student experience like at Illinois Tech? What are the best dorms to live in? Are classes hard? What is there to do for fun? This is your chance to talk with current students, hear their perspectives, and ask any questions you want.

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Athletics at Illinois Tech

Tuesday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m - 7:30 p.m. (CT)

From intramural sports to Division III teams, Illinois Tech has several opportunities for athletes to join a team of their choice. Join us at this webinar to learn more about athletics and our on-campus facilities.

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Illinois Tech Roommate Mixer

Thursday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (CT)

Are you still looking for a roommate? Or maybe you just want to meet other incoming Illinois Tech students. No matter the reason, you're invited to attend our roommate mixer. Throughout the evening, you'll have the opportunity to meet and chat with different students and, if you so choose, exchange contact information! And during the event, we'll be joined by biology professor Dr.Jialing Xiang to look at the growth of live cancer cells! After all, isn't college all about learning AND meeting new friends?

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Pre-Health Meet and Greet

Tuesday, April 27 at 6 p.m - 7 p.m. (CT)

Interested in meeting other Pre-Health students? Join Dr. Spink, Director of Pre-Health Professions Programs, and our current Pre-Health student to learn more about the benefits of being a Pre-Health student and connect over some interactive games!

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Quantum Computing Workshop: Fundamentals of Quantum Computing and Sensing

Friday, April 30 at 9 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. (CT)

The Fundamentals of quantum computing and sensing workshop will be hosted by Illinois Institute of Technology on April 30, 2021. We are bringing experts from industry, academia and national labs working in the area of quantum information science together, virtually at Illinois Institute of Technology. Our goal is to introduce our students and faculty at Illinois Institute of Technology to the areas of quantum computing and sensing through talks from the experts and hands-on tutorials on IBM's quantum computers. All admitted students at Illinois Institute of Technology are welcome to register for the program. This could be of interest to Physics, Applied Math, and Electrical Engineering majors. Registration is open until April 23, 2021.

More information and registration