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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 for a daily visit.

Interested In An Evening Appointment? 

Evening visits are available Monday through Friday from 5pm to 7pm at our Mies (33rd & State) and downtown (Adams & Jefferson) campuses. Email us at with the date(s) and time(s) you are available along with your program of interest and the campus on which you would like to meet. Note: Appointments are scheduled in 30 minute increments and must be requested at least two weeks in advance. 

Discover Illinois Tech Graduate Day

Get an in-depth look at all that Illinois Tech has to offer for your graduate study at our open house this fall. 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.

The next Graduate Discover Day will be held Friday, November 2nd, 2018! 

Click here to view the full agenda!

10:30am-12:30pm - Registration at MTCC Welcome Center
11:45am - Welcome begins in MTCC Auditorium
12:45pm - Faculty Session 1/ Tour 1 (various locations- tours depart from MTCC)
2pm - Faculty Session 2/ Tour 2 (various locations- tour depart from MTCC)
3:15 - Career Services and FInancial Aid presentations at MTCC Auditorium
4pm - Happy hour and dinner at University Tech Parl Atrium
5:30pm -  Bus tour of downtown and lakeshore Chicago (buses leave from University Tech Parl Atrium)



This year, we’re also giving you a unique opportunity to attend our on-site admissions event. During this event, you’ll be able to apply and be interviewed by the department you are seeking entry into. A decision regarding your acceptance will be made within 24 hours. On-site Admissions will take place on Thursday, November 1.


Career Services Appointment

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 for an appointment with our Career Services team.