Welcome to the University of Iowa!

We can't wait to have you be a part of the Hawkeye Family. After you have been admitted to Iowa and paid the $250 acceptance fee, you will be invited to go online through your Admissions Profile on MyUI to register for an orientation program. You will only see program dates available to you based on your major and advisor availability. Students are eligible to sign up for an orientation date starting on Monday, March 21 at 9:00 am CST.

Orientation is a 2-part experience for new students.

Part 1: Online Orientation, Academic Advising, and Course Registration (required) - occurs in May, June, July, and August

Students will select a week in which they would like to meet virtually with their academic advisor and register for classes. The Online Academic Advising and Course Registration meeting will be 30-60 minutes on 1 day of the selected week (students do not need to be available the whole week). Approximately 7 days before the orientation week, students will select a date and time to meet virtually with their advisor that fits in their schedule. Prior to the orientation week, students are required to complete online modules and placement exams in the Orientation Tile in MyUI to prepare for meeting with their academic advisor.

Part 2: Becoming a Hawkeye on campus orientation program (optional) - occurs in June and July

Students and parents are invited on campus to learn about resources and opportunities for new students, explore campus and Iowa City, and meet fellow new Hawkeyes. Students should select a program date after your online advising and course registration week (if this works in your schedule). This one day program will run 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. Students cannot meet with their advisor and register for classes in-person.

Students will be emailed a confirmation of their program dates to their UIowa email.

We look forward to working with you and your family as you start your journey as a Hawkeye!

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information and answers to commonly asked questions.