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Part One

Meet virtually with your academic advisor to plan for a successful first semester at Iowa and learn how to register for classes. 

Advising & Registration
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Part Two

An optional, on campus experience. Bring your parents or family to learn more about resources, explore campus, and meet your peers.

Becoming a Hawkeye
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New Student Checklist

Being a new student can be overwhelming, we simplified your college transition into a checklist of to-do items. 

New Student Checklist

Get Started

Starting March 6th, incoming students may register for part one and part two of their multi-layered orientation experience at the University of Iowa. 

Transition Timeline for New Students

  • Reservation System Opens

    March 6

    All students who have accepted admission and paid the $325 acceptance fee can sign up for their two-part orientation experience.

  • Orientation Tile Opens

    April 24

    Students can start completing their required pre-advising materials, including placement tests in the orientation tile. The tile must be completed one week prior to their orientation week. 

  • Sign-up Deadline for Room Selection

    May 15

    Deadline to have signed up for student online orientation dates in order to participate in room selection for on-campus housing

  • Virtual Course Registration / Advising Appointments

    May 30 - July 14

    Students sign up for their online advising appointment and register for classes during their advising meeting. 

  • Becoming a Hawkeye Program Days

    June 12 - July 14

    Attend a Becoming a Hawkeye orientation day on campus.

  • Success at Iowa Course Opens

    August 7

    The Success at Iowa online course opens. All new students complete this transition course that wraps up halfway through the first semester.

  • On Iowa!

    August 13- 20

    On Iowa! hosts over 200 events for first-year, transfer, and international students.

  • First Day of Classes

    August 21

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