An evening admitted student celebration

What is Techpalooza?

Techpalooza is our early welcome for admitted students.

Immerse yourself in a nexus of excitement! Join the electrifying experience of engaging in vibrant activities, ride the waves of cutting-edge tech, and secure your VIP spot in the Class of 2024 lineup. Get ready for a festival of fun and innovation – where every moment is a headlining act!

Techpalooza is a thrilling experience for all admitted students. On Friday, the 19th, you will receive an engaged glimpse into the heart of the Illinois Tech school spirit. *On Saturday, April 20th we have special programming for you, our admitted students. 

Techpalooza will be back in Spring 2025.

What should I expect at Techpalooza?

Immerse yourself in an unforgettable experience that guarantees not only a festival of fun but also exciting opportunities to collaborate, connect, and contribute to a tech-centric atmosphere. Get ready for a headlining act at every turn, where the fusion of teamwork, innovation, and celebration takes center stage! Interact with dynamic student organizations, forge connections that go beyond the ordinary, and even meet your future roommate – all while gearing up to proudly embrace the spirit of the Scarlet Hawk! 

Event schedule overview

Download the Full March 2024 Schedule (for reference ONLY)

Are on-campus accommodations available during Techpalooza?

Yes, on-campus accommodations are available for the Friday night of both March and April Techpalooza! Please use the buttons below to register for your overnight stay during Techpalooza. All registration must be completed by April 10, 2024.

Please note that overnight hosting will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Waitlisted students are not guaranteed on-campus accommodations and should seek alternative arrangements. Unaccompanied minors who are waitlisted should reach out to as soon as possible.  

April 19, 2024 on-campus accommodation

Is there accommodation for out-of-state students and families?

For students and families requiring accommodation during Techpalooza 2024 we provide rooms at the Hampton Inn Chicago McCormick Place at a special rate of $99/per night

Please click this link below to reserve your hotel room with our special rate for April 19, 2024 Techpalooza weekend. All reservations must be made no later than Wednesday, April 3, 2024, 11:59pm CST.  

Click here for directions from the Hampton Inn Chicago McCormick Place to Campus.

Click here for the Mies campus camp.