There are several area hotels to accommodate families. Students attending a 2-day program in May, June, or July may choose to spend the night in a UI residence hall on the first day of the program. Residence hall accommodations are not available for parents or family members.

Area hotel accommodations

Please do not make hotel reservations prior to receiving your Orientation Program Confirmation.

  • Discounted rates are available for orientation participants at the Iowa House Hotel, a University-operated hotel located in the Iowa Memorial Union (125 N. Madison St.), where the majority of parent and family orientation programming occurs. Please call 319-335-3513 and ask for the discounted rate, or use promo code Orientation 2019 online to make your reservation.

  • The $95 Iowa House hotel rate (+ taxes and fees) includes:
    *parking for one vehicle ($10 per day for additional) in either North Campus Ramp or IMU Ramp
    *Free WIFI
    *Continental Breakfast
    *Access to the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center  ($5 additional per guest)

  • There are also many Hotels in the Iowa City/Coralville Area.

Staying in Currier/Stanley residence hall (Students attending 2-day programs only)

  • Students may request to spend the night on a first-come, first-served basis. Overnight accommodations for students in the residence halls are provided free of charge.

  • Parents and family members at orientation are not allowed to stay overnight in the residence halls.

  • Check-in and check-out for the overnight stay is in Currier Hall front desk. Overnight rooms will be provided in Stanley Hall. 

  • Rooms are assigned at check-in and we cannot guarantee that you will meet your roommate prior to the start of the program. If you want to stay in the same room as someone, please make sure you check-in together at Currier/Stanley.

  • Each person is provided sheets, a pillow, a pillowcase, a bedspread, a towel, and a washcloth.

  • Accommodations and services in the residence halls are basic and not comparable to those found in hotels (i.e. there are bunk beds). 

  • Students who stay in a residence hall will room with other students of the same sex.

  • Students must be inside before midnight since the outside doors to the Residence Hall will lock at that time. Building-entry keys are not provided.

  • Telephones are not provided in the rooms.

  • If you need accommodations because of a disability for your stay in the residence hall, please call Orientation Services at 319-335-1497.

  • If you need to change or cancel your reservation after you have a confirmed orientation date, please call Orientation Services at 319-335-1497.