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    Office of Campus Life: SOAR

    3201 S. State St.
    McCormick Tribune Campus Center
    Chicago, IL 60616

    Phone: 312.567.3720
    Fax: 312.567.3719
    Email: soar@iit.edu

    Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration (SOAR) Home

    Welcome to Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration! Illinois Institute of Technology’s SOAR program has been designed to help you be a successful member of our campus community. Not only will you hear about a variety of important offices on campus, but you will also have a chance to meet new and returning students.

    So...are you ready to SOAR into Illinois Tech?! We are very excited to have you as a member of the Illinois Tech community and look forward to having you on campus!

    Interested in a quick preview of Illinois Tech? Check out our Parent Guide 2014!

    Incoming Undergraduate Student

    Illinois Tech is committed to the academic and personal success of all of its students. Students are expected to attend SOAR, a 2-day new student orientation program, because it leaves them better prepared to achieve academic success and assists in their transition to the university environment. At SOAR, you will learn about the academic and social opportunities and resources at Illinois Tech, meet influential staff members on campus, receive academic advice from Illinois Tech faculty members in your chosen major path, and be shown how to register for classes for the first semester at Illinois Tech. This is also a great time to begin creating friendships with other incoming and current Illinois Tech students as there are many opportunities for socializing during SOAR including a trip to the BOG, our on-campus activity center where you can enjoy a game of bowling, table tennis, video games, and more!

    Spring 2015 SOAR

    • January 8-9, 2015

    Registration
    For more details and a checklist of things you can do to get you started as an IIT student and to register for SOAR.

    Overnight Stay
    Please note that if you are planning on attending our January SOAR session, Residence and Greek Life will only provide housing to students who have a housing contract.

    Schedule for Spring 2015 SOAR

    Undergraduate SOAR Program

    Still have questions? Here are some campus resources that may be helpful and some frequently asked questions.

    Incoming Graduate Student
    Congratulations on your admission to a graduate program at Illinois Institute of Technology! We look forward to welcoming you to campus for Spring 2015 SOAR.

    Registration Link
    Please confirm your registration here.

    Spring 2015 SOAR

    January 8-9, 2015

    Overnight Stay
    Please note that if you are planning on attending our January SOAR session, Residence and Greek Life will only provide housing to students who have a housing contract.

    Schedule for Spring 2015 SOAR
    Graduate SOAR Program

    Incoming Stuart School of Business Graduate Students
    Congratulations on your admission to a graduate program at Illinois Institute of Technology! We look forward to welcoming you to campus for Spring 2015 SOAR.

    Registration Link
    Please confirm your registration here.

    Spring 2015 SOAR

    January 6-9, 2015

    Overnight Stay
    Please note that if you are planning on attending our January SOAR session, Residence and Greek Life will only provide housing to students who have a housing contract.

    Schedule for Stuart School of Business Spring 2015 SOAR
    Coming Soon!
    *Please note that Stuart School of Business will have additional programming for their new incoming graduate students.  For more information about Stuart's additional programming please visit here.

    Family of Incoming New Students
    Illinois Tech SOAR programs encourages parents and families to attend their students SOAR session. They will receive their own group upon arrival where they can compare concerns and experiences with other parents and families. SOAR at Illinois Tech also provides sessions geared specifically to families to help them through the transition of having a student attend Illinois Tech. Parents and family members must sign up in advance online. There is a $50 fee for a guest because of meals, staffing, and other accommodations. However, if your family cannot attend, this is not a problem. You will still be able to get all the information you need before your arrival at Illinois Tech!

    Dates for Spring 2015 SOAR
    January 8
    (please note that housing is not provided unless a student has a housing contract)

    Registration

    To register for our Family SOAR session at Illinois Tech visit here!

    Spring 2015 SOAR
    Family SOAR Program

    Overnight Stay
    If families wish to stay off campus there are many options for them close to Illinois Tech. For a complete list of overnight accommodations close to Illinois Tech that have a special "IIT Visitors Rate" please read here.

    Still have questions? Here are some campus resources that may be helpful and some frequently asked questions.
    New Student Check-In Information
    New Student Check-In will begin January 5, 2015 and continue until Friday, January 9, 2015 in the McCormick Tribune Campus Center Ballroom.  Check-in will open at 10 a.m. and close at 4 p.m.


    At this time you can meet with the following campus partners!

    Residence Hall Check-In: Students approved for early arrival check-in with The Office of Residence and Greek Life and who have a housing contract in MSV, SSV, or Gunsaulus Hall are able to move into their room assignments beginning January 5, 2015 at noon.

    Please note, if you apply and receive early arrival approval you will be charged an early move in fee.

    Additionally, if you do not notify Residence and Greek Life and show up for early arrival check-in you will be charged an additional fee.

    All additional students who are registered for SOAR, may check-in beginning on January 7, 2015 at noon. You may contact Residence and Greek Life with questions or for more information. You may also visit www.iit.edu/housing/, email housing@iit.edu, or call 312.567.5075.

    (HOUSING CONTRACT REQUIRED TO CHECK-IN)

    International Center: All F-1/J-1 students must check in with the International Center upon arrival to campus. Holds will be removed from your account after checking in. Students only need to check in with the International Center staff once.  International Student Check-In will be moved to the McCormick Tribune Campus Center Welcome Center beginning January 12, 2015 and will remain there until January 23, 2015.

    Pick Up Your HawkCard!: Smile big! You will be getting your picture taken for your ID card as well as picking up any information you may need about parking on campus.

     

    ADA Statement
    Illinois Institute of Technology provides individuals with disabilities reasonable accommodations to participate in university activities, programs and services. Individuals with disabilities requiring an accommodation to participate in an activity, program or service should call the activity, program or service director. For further information on IIT’s resources for students, staff and faculty with disabilities contact: Center for Disability Resources, Illinois Institute of Technology, 3105 S. Dearborn, LS 252, Chicago, IL 60616 312.567.5744 disabilities@iit.edu

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