Dear Illinois Tech Faculty and Staff,
Please save the date for Illinois Tech’s Convocation, which will be held on Monday, August 14, at 3 p.m. in Hermann Hall Auditorium. This year’s celebrations offer you three great opportunities to participate.
Convocation, along with Commencement, bookends the college experience for our students. By attending Convocation, you demonstrate your pride in Illinois Tech and help to assure our students and their families that our university is a supportive and welcoming place. Our theme this year is “Home Is Where the Hawk Is,” so let’s roll out the red carpet for our students at their new home away from home.
This year’s Convocation will include an official academic procession into the auditorium with our deans, followed by inspiring speeches from university leaders. Reserved seating for faculty and staff will be provided inside the auditorium. Faculty will not be asked to wear academic regalia for this year’s festivities. All we ask is that you attend and show your support!
At the end of the ceremony we will recognize our new students with an “applause recession,” where all new students will leave Hermann Hall through a “tunnel” of faculty, staff, students, and parents applauding and cheering for the new class.
Attend the Convocation Dinner
Join me at an informal and fun dinner with our new students and their families immediately after the ceremony. Get to know our new Scarlet Hawks while enjoying the tastes of Chicago.
Volunteer for Move-In Day
I also ask you to volunteer for Move-In Day, which takes place prior to Convocation, on August 14 from 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. This is your chance to meet our new students and their families while assisting with residence hall check-in.
Please RSVP to attend Convocation and the dinner, and/or to volunteer for Move-In Day, by noon on Friday, August 4, 2023.
Thank you for the time and talent you bring to Illinois Tech, and for showing your support to our students and their families.
Please contact me at Katherine.Stetz@iit.edu with any questions.
Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students