Because the transition to college is a new experience, it can present a few challenges and maybe even some confusion. Illinois Tech’s first-year mentors are here to help incoming first-year students through that transition.

First-year mentors lead groups of 20–25 first-year students and introduce them to useful resources at Illinois Tech. New students participate in weekly discussions with their group during the First-Year Seminar, meet with their first-year mentors on an individual basis, and are able to participate in organizing group activities throughout their first year.