Welcome to The Bog, a cool, subterranean, on-campus hangout that has been a popular gathering space for students since 1962 (fact: it's on the former site of an actual bog). Go bowling for free in our eight-lane bowling alley. Play video games and arcade games, darts, billiards, foosball, air hockey, and ping pong. You can also check out a band or stand-up comedy performance, or show off your karaoke skills. If you need to refuel, grab some of The Bog's legendary waffle fries.

Hours of Operation

Normally, The Bog is open to visitors during the academic year on 

  • Monday–Wednesday, noon–10 p.m. 
  • Thursday, noon–11 p.m. 
  • Friday, noon–midnight
  • Saturday, noon–midnight
  • Sunday, noon–5 p.m.

For operating hours during university breaks, please call the Welcome Desk at 312.567.3720.

Activities at The Bog

  • Video game systems 
  • Arcade games (including Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Dance Dance Revolution, Initial D5 Racing, and more)
  • Bowling
  • Ping pong
  • Air hockey and skee ball
  • Pool
  • Darts 

Commuter Lounge

Commuters are welcome to hang out at The Bog in between classes to take a break, play some games, and meet up with friends. You’ll have access to lockers to store your belongings in throughout the day so you’re not carrying 50 pounds of textbooks across campus! The Commuter Lounge is open during regular operating hours.

Reserve The Bog

If you are part of an Illinois Tech student organization, a faculty or staff member and would like to reserve The Bog for an event, please complete the space request form.

If you are an external guest looking to reserve space at The Bog, please contact Event Services at events@​iit.​edu

If you have any questions about the Bog, please contact Graham Davis at gdavis11@​iit.​edu