On Saturday, September 28, there will be a major “block party” event at the IIT Downtown Campus hosted by IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. The event will include closures of Adams and Jefferson Streets adjacent to the Downtown Campus building (565 W. Adams St.) from 5:00 am-midnight on September 28, with setup areas including a stage, tents, booths, and food trucks.
Access to the Downtown Campus building will be prohibited prior to 11:00 am, except for faculty and students who have courses in the building at that time. Only faculty members who teach and students enrolled in MBA 586/MAC 505, and MSC 513 will have access to the building between 8:15 am (normal building hours) and 11:00 am (when the event is scheduled to begin). These student/faculty names will be provided to event security in advance. If you are enrolled in any of these three courses, you will need to check in with security on-site at the event entrance at Adams and Clinton (view Block Party Map). You will need to present your student ID or government ID card to security, and they will escort you to the building entrance.
Following 11:00 am, in order to access the Downtown Campus building for classes MBA 513, MSC 611, or for meeting/studying, you will need to proceed through the public event entrance on Adams and Clinton, receive an event wristband, and proceed into the building. Please note: event organizers may be asking for voluntary donations from law school students, alumni, and guests who are attending the event. IIT Stuart students should identify themselves as Stuart students attending class and should not make any donations or payment at the event. Event staff have been instructed to not request donations from Stuart students.
Due to the nature of the event, expect large crowds and noise throughout the day. Stage performances will include live music and DJs. Please check the bulletin board on the fourth floor near the elevators and the IIT Stuart website closer to the event date for any classroom reassignments due to noise.