HomecomingJoin us for Homecoming 2022: September 16-17!
2022 Homecoming Schedule
Please check back often for schedule additions and changes.
Friday, September 16
Miss being back in the classroom or want to experience what it's like for current students? Join us for Alumni Back to Class and sit in on the course of your choice. More details on the available courses coming soon.
Join us for the inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony where we will honor the Illinois Tech student athletes who have gone above and beyond.
Saturday, September 17
We are inviting the Class of 1972 to join us for your 50th Reunion Breakfast. Enjoy the views of Chicago from Galvin Tower as you meet with Illinois Tech President Raj Echambadi.
Following breakfast, our 50th Reunion Class is invited to a private trolley tour of campus and the surrounding neighborhood to see how much has changed.
Join the Illinois Tech community as we honor the newest recipients of the Alumni Awards. These awards highlight the exemplary Illinois Tech alumni and friends who have meaningfully impacted the communities in which they work and live.
All attendees over the age of 21 can join us for beer and wine from 12 - 7 p.m.
Join us for the first annual Illinois Tech Game Jam. Student and alumni teams will compete with one another to design their own video game. With help from faculty and alumni mentors, teams will have three weeks to design their games based on a prompt given to them.
Join university archivist Mindy Pugh for an in-depth tour of the Bronzeville neighborhood which Illinois Tech calls home. Learn about the rich and diverse history that has formed the community we have today.
Join Mies Society president Cynthia Vranas Olsen for a walking tour of the Illinois Tech Mies Campus. Learn more about Mies van der Rohe's vision through his master plan and explore the history and significance of the buildings on our campus.
Join the African American Alumni Association for a mixer on campus for alumni and friends to connect and reconnect.
Getting to Campus
From the NorthDan Ryan Expressway east to 31st Street exit, continue south to 33rd Street, turn left (east). Metered parking is located along Federal Street north and south of 33rd Street, and in the Visitor's Parking Lot (Lot A4) at 32nd Street and State Street.
From the SouthDan Ryan Expressway west to 35th Street exit, continue north to 33rd Street, turn right (east). Metered parking is located along Federal Street north and south of 33rd Street, and in the Visitor's Parking Lot (Lot A4) located at 32nd Street and State Street, on the east side of State Street.
From Lake Shore DriveExit at 31st Street, go inland (west) to State Street, turn left (south). Metered parking is available in the Visitor's Parking Lot (Lot A4) located at 32nd Street and State Street, on the east side of State Street.
ParkingMetered parking is available to all visitors and located along Federal Street north and south of 33rd Street, and in the Visitor's Parking Lot (Lot A4) located at 32nd Street and State Street, on the east side of State Street. Special event parking may be available in other parking lots on campus. Please contact Access, Card, and Parking Services for more details about parking, or visit the parking web page for current parking locations at . Please call the parking administrator at 312.567.8968 if you need assistance in finding parking.
AirportIllinois Tech and Chicago are served by and . Public transportation is available from O'Hare and Midway airports, and limousine or taxi will take you from all airports to Illinois Tech's campus. View the City of for more information.
Traincommuter rail trains run to , with additional Metra commuter trains running to . From these stations, take the from to , 's public transportation, or a taxi to Mies Campus.
BusTravel to the or terminals, then take a taxi or public transportation to Mies Campus.
- CTA Red Line (Howard-95th/Dan Ryan) to
- CTA Green Line (Ashland-63rd or 63rd-Cottage Grove) to
- CTA bus lines with stops on Mies Campus (#29-State, #35-35th, #24-Wentworth, #4-Cottage Grove)
Are you planning to visit Illinois Tech from out of town? If so, take advantage of our preferred hotel rates at the Hiltons at McCormick Place.
Before IIT there was Jazz on State: Buildings and Stories from Bronzeville's Jazz Era
Join university archivist Mindy Pugh as we kick-off our fall Alumni University sessions. Mindy will discuss the history of Bronzeville and the area around Illinois Tech’s campus as well as highlights from her Homecoming trolley tour. Learn more about Alumni University
Illinois Tech Architecture Tour
Join Illinois Tech Alumna and Director of the Mies van der Rohe Society, Cynthia Vranas Olsen (M.ARCH '01, Ph.D. '17) for a guided virtual tour of the Illinois Tech main campus.
Illinois Tech Zoom Backgrounds
Represent your alma mater in style! With so many things moving online, we want you to have your very own Illinois Tech Zoom backgrounds.