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Discover why Illinois Tech is right for you

IIT's Mies (Main) Campus, minutes from downtown Chicago, is on the National Register of Historic Places and was named as one of “America’s most beautiful college campuses” by Forbes magazine. Come see for yourself! You will meet with an admissions recruiter and speak with faculty or staff from your academic department of interest. Our future students consistently emphasize the helpful nature of these visits, and we trust that you also will find them enlightening.

Individual Weekday Visit Opportunities

We encourage graduate students to visit and explore  their program of interest. Through our visit program and depending on your preference, you can meet with an admissions recruiter or speak with someone from your academic department of interest, whether it be faculty or knowledgeable staff.  These are not interviews and are not required as part of the admissions process, although they may be extremely beneficial to you as you research and choose among potential graduate schools or programs. To better serve and guide you, we encourage international students to bring their most recent and updated transcripts.

Campus Tours are led by our undergraduate student ambassadors who will show you around campus; the tour will include the campus center, a “smart” classroom, our award-winning Idea Shop, the historic library, and a residence hall. The walking tours last approximately 1 hour.

Register here for a daily visit.

Discover Illinois Tech Graduate Weekend

Get an in-depth look at all that Illinois Tech has to offer for your graduate study at our open house on November 4-5, 2016. At Discover Illinois Tech Day you'll get the opportunity to hear from faculty about your program of interest, learn more about the admission and financial aid process, explore our historic, urban campus and surrounding neighborhoods, and network with current and prospective students. Admitted students will also get to meet individually with a faculty member from their program to discuss more in-depth questions. Overnight accommodations are available on-campus for students who are from outside the Chicagoland area.

Schedule of Events:

November 4, 2016
11:30 a.m. - Pre-Event Activities (Lunch, Overnight Set-Up, Campus Tour)
1:00 p.m. - Check-in
2:00 p.m. - Welcome, Financial Aid, and Career Services Overview
4:00 p.m. - Faculty Breakout Sessions
4:30 p..m. - Academic Fair & Hawk Happy Hour
5:30 p.m. - Dinner & Chicago Trolley Tour

November 5, 2016
9:00 a.m. - Coffee & Pastries
9:30 a.m. - Campus Tour
10:30 a.m. - Brunch in downtown Chicago

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Evening Appointments

We are currently not offering evening appointments in the summer

We understand that graduate students also are also working professionals. Should you prefer, you may meet with us on Thursday evenings when the Office of Graduate Admission will remain open until 7 p.m. to better accommodate the busy schedules of our prospective graduate students. We welcome you to stop in and say hello! If you have any questions or would like to talk to an admissions recruiter, we'd be happy to meet with you between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursdays. To better serve and guide you, we encourage international students to bring their most recent and updated transcripts.

Walk-ins are welcome but we prefer you to register here for an evening appointment.

Career Services Appointments

At Illinois Tech, your career is our focus. Beyond attracting over 120 top employers to campus, our Career Services team prepares students through individualized coaching, resume writing workshops and small group events. They also work with alumni, preparing our world-class graduates for an ever-changing world.

Simply request a meeting with Illinois Tech Career Services as a part of the campus tour. Our staff welcomes prospective students by appointment between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Remember, invest in the school that invests in you. Network with Career Services during your visit to Illinois Tech.

Register here for an appointment with our Career Services team.