The University of Iowa community looks forward to welcoming all new students through the On Iowa! program. As a member of the Class of 2021, students are automatically registered for the program. Transfer students are welcomed to attend and have two options in which they may select.

However, there are a few events during the On Iowa! program in which new students are asked to confirm their interest to attend. This will help with important logistic elements such as ordering the right amount of food and planning the schedule.

The following elements require some form of pre-registration. Please review the options and click on the activities of interest to you. Pay attention to the deadlines – they vary a bit per event.

Questions? Contact the On Iowa! program: oniowaprogram.uiowa.edu

Class of 2021 Convocation Speaker

Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 4:00 PM

Old Capitol, Pentacrest

Hey, Class of 2021! The University of Iowa is looking for a charismatic speaker from your class to help formally welcome the class to campus during Convocation on Sunday, August 20.

Think you fit the bill? Upload your audition video by 5 p.m., August 1st.

For more information:  oniowa.uiowa.edu/events/convocation

Being Black@Iowa Dinner

Thursday, August 17th at 6:00 PM

Black Box Theater, Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)

The Being Black at Iowa Project invites you to a dinner which will be hosted by the Division of Student Life. Student organizations will briefly discuss their role in supporting you as a Black student at the University of Iowa. During dinner, you will also have the opportunity to meet Black faculty and staff.

Participants should pre-register by Friday, August 11: oniowa.uiowa.edu/events/beingblackdinner

Lip Sync Battle

Friday, August 18, 2017 at 11 p.m.

Campus Recreation & Wellness Center (CRWC)

Who will be the Class of 2021 Lip Sync Battle Champion? Register to lip sync (no actual singing) to your favorite tunes along with your fancy choreography. A fun evening to be had – let’s make Jimmy Fallon proud! Note: consider your song selection wisely as it should be appropriate for a public forum.

Participants should pre-register by Wednesday, August 16 at noon:  oniowa.uiowa.edu/events/lipsync

Poetry Slam

Friday, August 18, 2017 at 9:30 PM

Macbride Auditorium, Macbride Hall (MH)

Introduce yourself to the nation's best writing program by attending the Poetry Slam. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will be hosting the event showcasing the talents of returning students, as well as open slots for the Class of 2021 and transfer students. Get your poems ready for the open mic!

(Note: Participants who register in advance are guaranteed a performance spot. There may be a few open times the day of the event; this will be announced at the beginning of the event.)

Pre-register by Friday, August 11th: oniowa.uiowa.edu/events/poetry  

Transfer Students

As part of the transition into the university family, transfer students are welcome to attend the On Iowa! program. Transfer students are already bringing some academic experience from a former institution. On Iowa! will provide a chance to connect with other transfer students, learn about University of Iowa traditions and resources, and explore activities and student organizations on campus.

Participate in a two-day (August 18-19) small group experience that includes an academic success at Iowa workshop; Kickoff event at Kinnick Stadium; StrengthsQuest overview session; and an opportunity to explore clubs and organizations.

Pre-register for the Transfer Student small group experience by Thursday, August 10: oniowa.uiowa.edu/transferstudents