Congratulations on your acceptance, and welcome to Illinois Institute of Technology!
Please review the following checklist of items all newly admitted domestic students must complete prior to the start of the academic term. We are here to help you with your preparations in any way we can. If you need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Confirm your Intent to Enroll
Access your MyIIT Portal
Learn about student health insurance and immunization requirements
Learn about housing
Academic Advising and Registration
Course Descriptions and Schedule
Student Identification Cards and Parking Permits
We hope you will join the IIT campus and community! Please log into the Applicant Portal to notify us of your plans.
Your admission is contingent upon completion of a Baccalaureate degree, and if applicable, Master's degree. Should you be required to submit final documents as a condition of your admission, this requirement will be listed on your official admission letter. This does not exclude the possibility that you may be asked to provide the physical copies of your original documents during the course of your enrollment. IIT reserves the right to request these documents at any point, for any reason during your enrollment.
New IIT students receive a unique identifier (UID) that is also your IIT email username and login for IIT's networking and computing services. Your university-designated student email account will be the official means of communication between you and the university, and will be used to notify you of your financial aid award if you apply for federal financial aid. You will receive instructions via email for locating your UID and logging in to the myIIT student portal. Learn more here.
U.S. students have the option to submit proof of equivalent insurance in lieu of IIT student health insurance. All full-time students and occupants of IIT residence halls are required to purchase IIT's student health insurance policy. Eligible students who wish to be considered for an insurance waiver must fill out the Student Health Insurance Waiver form. Part-time students, spouses of students, and/or minor children can purchase insurance, if desired. For more information, visit Student Health and Wellness Center or contact the office directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.567.7550.
Students are required to submit proof of immunization against certain communicable diseases to the Student Health and Wellness Center. Individuals who are not properly immunized or who do not have proof of immunization may receive the required immunizations at the Student Health Center for a nominal fee. For more information, visit Student Health and Wellness Center or contact the office directly at email@example.com or 312.567.7550.
As a graduate student, you have the opportunity and flexibility to live either on or off campus.
Living on campus is a great way to find support for the many challenges associated with being a busy graduate student; and residence halls provide purposefully structured environments for social and academic success. Residence and Greek Life accepts applications on a first-come, first-served basis, from part-time and full-time graduate students, including visiting and exchange students.
Students are strongly encouraged to contact Residence and Greek Life as early as possible to reserve or inquire about on-campus housing. For complete information about deadlines, on-campus, off-campus, and temporary housing options, please visit Residence and Greek Life or contact the office directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.567.5075.
South Commons & York Terrace
2701 South Indiana Avenue
Prairie Shore Apartments
2851 S. Martin Luther King Drive
500 East 33rd Street
International Center - University of Chicago
1414 East 59th Street
1130 S. Michigan Apartments
555 West Madison
Complete information about orientation activities will be posted on the Student Orientation, Advisement and Registration (SOAR) web pages near the beginning of the semester. Please continue to check online for updates. Questions about orientation should be directed to email@example.com.
All graduate students are encouraged to consult with a faculty advisor prior to registration. Some academic departments require advising before students are permitted to register, so be sure to check with your department before getting started. Your assigned academic advisor, whose name appears at the bottom of your official admission letter, can give you the unique "Alternate PIN" number you will need in order to register through the myIIT student portal.
For additional assistance with registration, visit the Registrar's Office website or contact your academic department.
The Graduate Bulletin, online at www.iit.edu/graduate_college/bulletin, contains complete program and course descriptions. Course listings for upcoming semesters are posted on the course schedule search web page as they are finalized.
Tuition is due on the first day of classes each term. To learn more about tuition and fee rates, payment methods and payment plans, visit the Student Accounting Office website or contact that office directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.567.3794.
The Access, Card, and Parking Services Office issues all university student identification cards and parking permits. All registered full- and part-time students who will be studying on campus should obtain a student identification card. Distance learning students who are interested in getting an IIT ID card should email their request to email@example.com. For more information about student identification cards, visit the HawkCard website or call 312.567.8968.
For information about parking on campus, visit the Parking Services website or call 312.567.8968.
To purchase books and supplies for your classes, visit the Illinois Institute of Technology bookstore website or visit the store on the main level of the McCormick Tribune Campus Center at 3201 S. State Street. For more information, call 312.567.3120.
The Graduate Bulletin, online at www.iit.edu/graduate_college/bulletin, outlines important academic policies for graduate students.
- The Chicago chapter of Hostelling International (www.hichicago.org) offers temporary, short-term accommodations. Located in the Loop at 24 East Congress Parkway, Chicago IL, 60605. Contact 312.360.0300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Neighborhoods surrounding IIT include Bronzeville, Bridgeport and South Loop. Corresponding ZIP codes are 60602, 60603, 60604, 60605, 60609, 60616, and 60653.
- Chicago Tribune (www.chicagotribune.com) - Hover over “Real Estate”, select “Apartments & Condos”.
- Chicago Reader (www.chicagoreader.com) - Click on “Rentals” on the right side of the home page.
- Bridgeport News (www.bridgeportnews.net/latest.pdf) - Neighborhood newspaper includes listings in Bridgeport. Scroll down to the ‘For Rent’ section of the classifieds.
- Craigslist (www.chicago.craigslist.org/hhh/) - An excellent resource for housing in the Chicagoland area.