Events and Orientation

Red Carpet Visits

Customized Visits and Student-Led Tours (In-Person and Virtual)

Is Illinois Tech a good fit for you? Find out by arranging a Red Carpet Visit! Our Visits and Events team will work with you to create your own customized experience to help you learn more about Illinois Tech.

A typical visit includes:

  • Meeting a professor from your major
  • Talking with a current student or peer mentor
  • Taking a student-led tour

The sky’s the limit, and we can arrange it all for a time that’s convenient for you and your family.



I-20 and Financial Affidavit of Support Information Session

May 23, 2023 | 8–9 a.m. | Online

Learn about the documentation, processes and timelines required for the I-20 application, especially the documents that meet requirements for I-20 issuance and financial affidavit of support requirements. This will also be a good opportunity for you to ask any questions you have and clarify any doubts about the I-20 process.


International Admitted Students Information Session #1

May 25, 2023 | 8–9 a.m. | Online

Get ready to start college at Illinois Tech! This information session will help you with the next steps needed to become travel ready for the United States and for our campus in Chicago and begin your studies. These information sessions will help make your travel and move as smooth as possible. At the webinar we will cover many topics including:

  • FAS documents needed to complete your admission and receive
  • I-20, and how obtain them
  • Paying your deposit to secure your admission before spots fill up
  • Navigating the VISA process
  • What to do and not do in your VISA interview
  • SOAR: New Student Orientation information
  • Welcome Week
  • Information about campus and Chicago
  • Get your questions answered



International Admitted Students Information Session #2

June 29, 2023 | 8–9 a.m. | Online

Now that you have your I-20 and FAS information you can get ready for the next steps needed to complete your journey to Illinois Tech. This information session will focus on all that you need to start your classes at Illinois tech including academic advising and course registration, immunization requirements, packing right for Chicago weather and logistics to transport from a Chicago airport to the campus. 


International Admitted Students Information Session #3

July 27, 2023 | 8–9 a.m. | Online

This information session will focus on what you can expect when you reach campus in the fall. We will help you get acclimatized to campus life by sharing with you information about student organizations, campus safety, traveling in Chicago using public transportation and your U-Pass, employment opportunities on and off-campus as well as CPT and OPT. This information session is also a good time to get all your last minute questions answered before you make the all important journey over to campus and we can't wait to see you here!