IIT Family Weekend 2014

fam_wknd_2014Family Weekend takes place each fall at Illinois Tech and is open to all IIT students, alumni, IIT family members, faculty and staff. It is a time for the IIT community to partake in the same spirit that embraces IIT students on campus throughout the academic year.

Friday, October 17
Family Weekend Check-In
5-7 p.m.
Stop by the McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC) Welcome Center to check-in and pick up a Family Weekend shirt (quantities limited) and meal tickets for the weekend.

Saturday, October 18
Noon – 3 p.m.
Family Weekend Check-In
Stop by the Ed Glancy Field to check-in and pick up a Family Weekend shirt (quantities limited) and meal tickets for the weekend.

The 10th Annual Pumpkin Launch
1 – 2:30 p.m.
The 10th Annual IIT Pumpkin Launch will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 18 on the Ed Glancy Field. Using pumpkin-launching machines designed and built by students, teams compete for prizes for distance and accuracy, using catapults, trebuchets, and ballistas. At the conclusion of the Pumpkin Launch, IIT’s Residence Hall Association will be hosting pumpkin carving.

The Physics Behind The Launch
Immediately following Pumpkin Launch
Interested in finding out why one launcher did better than the other? Join the teams and Duchossois Leadership Professor of Physics Carlo Segre, and discover what’s behind the favorite campus tradition. The discussion will take place at Ed Glancy Field.

Ripon College vs. Illinois Tech Men’s and Women’s Soccer Game
1 p.m. Women’s Soccer
3:30 p.m. Men’s Soccer
Come and cheer on the men’s and women’s soccer teams as they take on the Ripon College Red Hawks.

Chicago Architecture Foundation: Open House Chicago
October 18-19
Open House Chicago is a free public festival that offers behind-the-scenes access to 150 buildings across Chicago. This year, Carr Chapel, McCormick Tribune Campus Center, and S. R. Crown Hall will be a few of the featured buildings. To learn more about Open House Chicago, visit their website at www.openhousechicago.org.

Sunday, October 19
Family Brunch
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Enjoy brunch on Sunday morning in The Commons, located in the McCormick Tribune Campus Center.

IIT Family Weekend is open to all IIT family members, faculty, and staff. RSVP here.

Family Weekend is hosted by the IIT Parent Illinois Institute of Technology Parents’ Network and the Office of  Campus Life.