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First-Year Experience

Your first year at the College of Science will offer you many opportunities to participate in the classroom and in the community.

Engage with faculty, staff, and your fellow students to make the most of your IIT experience.

  • Meet faculty, staff, and fellow students for a head start on the academic year at convocation
  • Play a game of chess at the McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC) [photo credit: Bonnie Robinson]
  • Visit the Idea Shop for inspirations large and small like these 3D printed Menger sponges
  • See how far you can throw a pumpkin in the annual pumpkin launch
  • Physics team celebrates their winning pumpkin launch
  • Prepare your robot...
  • for battle...
  • with the IIT Tech Robotics club View IIT Tech Robotics club videos
  • Join IIT students on a medical brigade to South America with IIT MEDLIFE
  • Participate in your community in Chicago with IIT Pre-Health Extracurricular Activities
  • Further the application of mathematics to industry and science with IIT's Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
  • Conduct research with faculty as early as the second semester of your first year
  • Compete in hackathons at the IIT Idea Shop Nokia Hackathon 2012 winner
  • Lead science demos with a summer internship at the Museum of Science and Industry
  • and inspire the next generation of scientists...


View a demonstration of the new student advising system:

How to use the new student advising system [.pdf]

Some questions to consider before you meet with your advisor: