Events and Orientation

Hawk Preview Days

February 17-19, March 17-19, 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

Red Carpet Visits

February - April (dates vary)

We are offering several virtual experiences to get to know our campus better. 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.

Register Here for a Red Carpet Visit Experience 

Virtual Admitted Student Sessions

Various Thursdays between January-May

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

Making the Most of Your Admission Counselor

Thursday, January 21 at 5:30-6:30 p.m. (CT)

You're admitted, now what? Learn how to make the most out of your counselor to help you through the admissions process. What are the right questions to ask? When should you be reaching out to them? How can they help you? Get all these questions and more answered at this webinar. 


Food Science and Nutrition—Illinois Tech's Newest Bachelor's Degree

Thursday, January 28 at 5:30 p.m - 6:30 p.m. (CT)

Designed with input from the food industry and other related industries, our brand-new bachelor’s degree program in Food Science and Nutrition develops professionals who understand how the food industry functions now and will be capable of propelling the industry to where it needs to be in the future.

This program is the only one of its kind in Chicago, preparing students to boldly address local, national, and global challenges centered on safe and sustainable diets that are affordable and have a low environmental impact. Students are provided a foundation in food science and nutrition, complemented by practical training relevant to careers in the food, manufacturing, pharmaceutical/biotechnology, and agricultural industries, including operations management, computation and data analytics, regulatory compliance, and design thinking.

Learn more about this new degree program at our upcoming webinar.


Giving Back: Helping us build maps with OpenStreetMap

Eastern Hemisphere: Thursday, February 11 at 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. (CT)
Western Hemisphere: Thursday, February 11 at 5:30 - 6:30 a.m. (CT)

OpenStreetMap is a collaborative, open-source project that allows people from all over the world to create a free, editable map of the world. The data from OSM can be used in various ways including production of paper maps and electronic maps (similar to Google Maps, for example), geocoding of address and place names, and route planning. In addition, data from OSM has been used for scientific research and humanitarian aid.

Join Illinois Tech counselor Tylar Hardy for a short tutorial on how to use OpenStreetMap. After the tutorial, you'll be able to pick a project and work with other admitted students to build a map of your own! This is a great way to participate in a service-based activity while meeting your future classmates!

Western Hemisphere REGISTration

Eastern Hemisphere Registration