Apr 20th 2021

College of Architecture Student COVID-19 Resources

The College of Architecture has assembled the following resources to address questions and concerns you may have as we move to a hybrid and virtual teaching environment. Please note that different courses will likely have different mixes of technology and approaches. You already should have received detailed directives from your professors. For virtual teaching you will need access to a working computer with internet connectivity as well as a microphone and camera.

College of Architecture Facilities

For the fall and summer of 2021, all the College of Architecture’s facilities will be accessible for enrolled students, faculty, and staff by card reader access only. The College of Architecture office staff will be on a rotating schedule and the office will be open Monday through Friday from approximately 9 a.m.–5 p.m. We advise reaching out to all staff via email for phone or in person appointments. The general office phone numbers are 312.567.3260 and 312.567.3230. For staff and faculty email and office extensions please use the directory link.

For questions regarding the Materials Workshop, Michael Gillhouse is available online to offer advice during normal working hours.

Access to Architecture Buildings

Crown Hall and the other College of Architecture academic buildings will remain closed to the public until further notice. Students, faculty, and staff will be admitted by card access. 

Graham Resource Center Remote Resources

The GRC is currently open exclusively to Illinois Tech students, faculty, and staff. Whether you're in Crown Hall or studying abroad, the GRC is here to help!

SPRING 2021 HOURS, 1/19–5/9

MONDAY-THURSDAY 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

FRIDAY 10 a.m.–5 p.m.


SUNDAY 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Virtual services offer remote reference, instruction, and digitized resources. Our virtual service research guide connects you with remote resources and more:

  • Reference via email and chat
  • Research assistance/ instruction via video chat
  • Document delivery: book and journal scans
  • Updates to circulation policies/ suspension of fines


Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

email soss@iit.edu


Kim Soss: soss@iit.edu

Director of the Graham Resource Center 

Online Digital Resources

Based on feedback from your faculty, the attached document lists the most frequently used digital platforms and links for (mostly) free downloads. Here are a few more specific details based on the questions we have received thus far:

While there is no compatible software available for Mac users requiring AutoCAD 3ds Max, utilizing the options below will enable you to run the PC version on your Mac hardware:

  • The recommended option is Mac Boot Camp. Instructions from Apple’s website are available here.
  • An alternate option, which costs about $80 for students, is Parallels. You can learn more here.
  • The Rhino 6 sales team has confirmed that students can use alternate email addresses if their 90-day free trial is expiring, with no restrictions.

    For those in need of financial support for connectivity, Comcast is offering free Wi-Fi for low-income families. You can learn more here.

    Contact supportdesk@iit.eduif you have trouble accessing the links provided. 

    2020 Fall Advising/Registration: Remote Advising

    The 2021 fall class schedule was published online on Monday, March 22. Advisers will reach out to undergraduate students to discuss their schedules and provide the registration PIN. All advisers will document a student's recommended fall schedule and PIN in DegreeWorks. Graduate students will be able to see their registration PIN in their myIIT portal (Welcome Tab) beginning Monday, April 5.

    Registration begins April 12 with the following schedule:

  • Monday, April 12: Student-athletes, students with disabilities, ROTC
  • Tuesday, April 13: Graduate students, fourth- and fifth-year undergraduates
  • Wednesday, April 14: Third-year undergraduates
  • Thursday, April 15: Second-year undergraduates
  • Friday, April 16: First-year undergraduates and non-degree-seeking undergraduates
  • Students may have holds on their accounts that might affect their ability to register for classes. A list of holds and whom to contact regarding these holds can be found here.

    If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please email Cynthia Torres at ctorres2@iit.edu

    Illinois Institute of Technology’s COVID-19 Response and Additional Resources

    Your well-being is our concern. Please visit www.iit.edu/COVID-19 for up-to-date information and communication regarding university plans and policies as well as for important information from government authorities regarding COVID-19.

    For more information, please visit chicago.gov/2019-nCoV or cdc.gov/coronavirus, email coronavirus@chicago.gov, or call 312.746.4835.