Welcome to the University of Iowa!
Orientation programs held during summer 2021 will be online. This required, 2-day experience will introduce you to the people and systems that you need to be a successful student at Iowa and when you've completed orientation, you will have your first semester class schedule. The orientation reservation system for summer and fall is open if you have paid your acceptance fee.
Students participating in summer online orientation programs will sign up for a 2-day experience. The first day will consist of a one hour small group experience to prepare students for advising and registration. Meeting with your advisor and registering for classes will occur on the second day of your orientation program and will also take about an hour. Students need to complete the Orientation Tile in MyUI one week prior to the first day of their orientation program. The tile will help students prepare for the virtual small group and academic advising appointment. Students and families are also encouraged to attend webinars throughout the summer to learn more about campus resources (like Financial Aid and Billing, getting involved on campus, and academic support), meet classmates and current students, and interact with campus offices, staff and faculty. Learn more about the steps for completing online orientation.
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.
Orientation reservations become available a few months before each new semester. You will only see program dates available to you based on your major and advisor availability.
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.