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Come and See if Illinois Tech is Right for You

There's no better way to find out if a university is a good fit than by visiting campus—to see where you'll learn, live, eat, and have fun. We have many ways to check out campus and experience life as a student. Please register ahead of time so we can prepare the best experience for you while on campus. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us about any of our visit experiences. Don't forget to check out other ways to visit Illinois Tech on the right.

Discover Illinois Tech Days

For an in-depth look at Main Campus, academic programs, campus life, and the admission and financial aid processes, a Discover Illinois Tech Day is a great time to visit.

  • The day begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m.
  • Family members are welcome
  • Refreshments are provided
  • Students, faculty, and staff will show you what IIT is all about!

Please register for the Discover Illinois Tech day so we know to expect you and your guests.

8 a.m. Doors open
8-9 a.m. Check-in and Student Services Fair
9-9:45 a.m. Welcome and Admission Information
10-11:30 a.m. Exploring Academics or Campus Tour
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Exploring Academics or Campus Tour
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch Available
12:30-2 p.m. Counselor Corner
1-1:45 p.m. Scarlet Hawk Athletics Information Session
1-1:45 p.m. Career Services Information Session

  • Friday, June 23, 2017
  • Saturday, July 22, 2017

Register for Discover Illinois Tech Days 

Weekday Visit Opportunities

Individual Visits

Experiencing our campus firsthand is a great way to help you decide if Illinois Tech could be your future university. Take advantage of the day and choose the activities that best fit your needs.

Admission Counselor Appointments are designed to give you an opportunity to talk with an admission counselor individually about the application process and general Illinois Tech questions. These are not interviews and are not required as part of the admissions process, although they may be extremely beneficial to you in the search process to learn more about the university and have your detailed questions answered.

Campus Tours are led by our student ambassadors to show you around campus and include a residence hall, campus center, classroom overview, and the library. The walking tours last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Lunch with current students for a free bite in our all-you-can-eat on-campus dining hall The Commons. Lunch is offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and students are available throughout that time to join you for lunch.

Sit in on a class, talk to a professor, or meet with an athletic coach. These extra activities require some advance notice and may not be available every day, but we will do our best to accommodate all requests.

We offer the following appointment and tour times*:

9:15 a.m. - Admission Counselor Appointment
10 a.m. - Campus Tour
11:15 a.m. - Admission Counselor Appointment
11:30 a.m. - Lunch with Current Students
1:15 p.m. - Admission Counselor Appointment
2 p.m. - Campus Tour
3:15 p.m. - Admission Counselor Appointment

*Schedule may vary for university holidays, special events, etc.

register here for a daily visit Enter your preferred dates to view available options on that day. Please be sure to select both the date and the activities you would like to participate in on that date.

Admitted students who wish to visit should register here.

If you are scheduling a visit for the following day and it is after 5 p.m., we will do our best to accommodate this request. If you have questions or issues, please contact us at 312.567.5189 or visit@iit.edu.

Transfer Connection

Thinking of making the transition to Illinois Tech? Interested in understanding how to navigate the transfer admission process? Connect with us on selected Thursdays when the Office of Undergraduate Admission will remain open until 7 p.m., to better accommodate the busy schedules of our prospective transfer students. We welcome you to stop in and say hello. If you have any questions or would like to talk to an admission counselor, we'd be happy to meet with you between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. There will also be an additional campus tour at 4 p.m. on these days.

Appointments are strongly recommended and can be scheduled below or via our visit coordinator @ 312.567.5189 or visit@iit.edu

  • May 11
  • May 25
  • June 8
  • June 29
  • July 6
  • July 27
  • August 3
  • August 17

Register here for Transfer Connection

Saturday Visit

On select Saturdays, the Office of Undergraduate Admission will provide a student-led campus tour and admission and financial aid presentation. The day will begin at 10 a.m. and will conclude by 12:30 p.m.

  • May 20
  • June 17
  • August 12

Register here for Saturday Visits

Materials Science Engineering Day

Materials Science Day is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the Materials Science and Engineering curriculum at Illinois Tech. Prospective students will have the opportunity to network with professors, alumni, and current students, explore research opportunities, and learn about how we interact with materials of the 21st century. The following questions will be answered throughout the day:
  • Why study Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at IIT?
  • What are the unique features about MSE at IIT?
  • What are the research opportunities for undergraduate students?
  • Which career paths are MSE students most likely to follow?
  • What equipment and lab courses are available in MSE?
10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. - Information Sessions led by Professors about MSE at IIT, the Role of Materials in Modern Society, Careers in MSE, and Materials Processing and Properties
12:15-1:30 p.m. -  Lunch and Demonstrations of “Wonder of Materials” 
1:30-2 p.m. -  Electronic Materials Lecture by Prof. Aleksandar Ostrogorsky
2:10-2:40 p.m. - MSE Lab Tours 
2:50 – 4:00 pm - Information Sessions led by Professors about Computational Materials Science and Materials for the 21st Century 

REGISTER FOR MATERIALS DAY 

Overnight Visits – NightHawk Program

Overnights are offered Monday – Thursday. Overnights will start in September for the Fall semester.

In order to schedule your visit, please complete and sign the Consent and Emergency Contact forms. Forms can be emailed to visit@iit.edu.

Please note: Overnight visit requests are filled first-come, first serve and are based on the availability of our overnight hosts.

What is there to do?

  • Shadow a current student
  • Stay overnight in a residence hall
  • Attend campus events and activities
  • Take campus tour
  • Meet with an admission counselor
  • Meet with a professor
  • Sit in on a class

Will I meet other students?

All hosts are current undergraduate IIT students. They had many of your same questions and concerns as high school students. We encourage you to ask them about their own college search process and experiences.

What are the rules?

As an IIT guest, you are expected to abide by the rules and regulations of the university, which are designed to build a friendly, caring, and safe atmosphere. When staying in a residence hall, all of the rules and regulations that apply to IIT students will apply to you.

Overnight visits are only available for seniors in high school and those looking to transfer for the upcoming semester.

What does it cost?

Your residence hall accommodations and meals are free. We encourage you to bring some money for any activities or entertainment in which you might participate with your host.

Questions?
Call us at 312.567.5189 or email us overnightvisit@iit.edu.