Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, the University of Iowa will be hosting online orientation and registration programs for December 2020 and January 2021. 
While we know our future Hawkeyes and their families looked forward to an on-campus experience, please rest assured you will receive the support you need to succeed through this virtual experience. For Orientation COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), please visit https://newstudents.uiowa.edu/coronavirus.


Your first year on campus starts here

Your first year at the University of Iowa starts right now! Sure, you may not begin classes for a couple more weeks, but what you do over them will lay the foundation for your whole Iowa experience. We want you to get involved—and to feel like part of the Hawkeye family—right from the start.

Essential information for new students

This website offers essential information for every newly admitted undergraduate student, plus a guide to the resources that will help you succeed throughout your first-year on campus. It connects you with everything you need to know about orientation and transitioning into the University of Iowa. 

Upcoming Important Dates

Summer/Fall Dates

May 1: CSI:1600 Success at Iowa online course for all new students opens on Iowa Courses Online (ICON). Students should complete the Getting Started and Stage 1 prior to attending orientation on campus. 

By July 1: Send final transcripts from any colleges you have attended to the Office of Admissions (319-335-1533).

August 2: Your first bill is posted on MyUI. Payment is due by August 23. (Billing Office, 319-335-0071).

On Iowa! Pre-Program Events: August 18-20

On Iowa! Core Program: August 21-23

August 24: First Day of classes.

By October: The UI requires documentation of (2) Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccinations in order for students to register for their second semester courses. Please follow the submission instructions on the Student Health website: https://studenthealth.uiowa.edu/info/requirements-and-forms/


Housing Dates

June-August: Receive your official room assignment and meal plan contract (if living on-campus) with move-in instructions from University Housing & Dining. Notifications continue throughout the summer. 

August 16: Early residence hall move-in: $45 daily rate until your contract begins. Questions? Contact University Housing & Dining 319-335-3000.

August 18-20: Residence hall move-in. You will receive your move-in date and time with your housing assignment.

Off-Campus Living: For information on off-campus housing, visit: https://offcampus.uiowa.edu/.