New Student Transition

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Your time at Illinois Tech will be one of the most exciting and formidable experiences of your life. We understand this is a big step, and Illinois Tech is here to guide you along the way. Whether you’re a first-year student coming directly from high school or transferring from another college, we’re here to provide you with the resources you need to help you navigate your way through Illinois Tech. From summer orientation to the First-Year Experience, we will help you SOAR.

SOAR: New Student Orientation


Your new adventure starts with SOAR: New Student Orientation. 

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Welcome Week

At Welcome Week you’ll continue to develop connections between your classmates and returning Illinois Tech students. Get ready to know your new home better, on campus and around Chicago!

We look forward to seeing you during Welcome Week on August 15–22.

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First-Year Elevate

All first-year students participate in a yearlong seminar where they are assigned a first-year mentor and explore topics ranging from time management to communication to good study habits and more.

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