International students with F-1 and J-1 visa types, complete orientation through International Student and Scholar Services.
The orientation reservation system opens on October 16. Students who have accepted admission and paid the $325 acceptance fee are eligible to sign up for orientation dates.
The Orientation Tile will open on November 15 in MyUI, for students who have selected their orientation weeks. New students must complete the Orientation Tile at least 1 week prior to their selected orientation date.
This encouraged 1-day orientation program on campus will include an Information Fair, presentations from campus offices, student small groups with Orientation Leaders and other new students, lunch, and a chance to get to know campus resources. Available only in June and July for summer and fall session start.
Once the tile is completed, one week prior to your chosen orientation date, you will sign up for your Orientation Registration Advising Appointment (approximately 45- 60 minutes) during your selected orientation week. The meeting will be online with your academic advisor who will help you select and register for classes.
New students may be required to complete placement tests prior to registering for classes. The University of Iowa offers placement exams in mathematics, chemistry, and some world languages.
We've created a checklist of items to complete prior to the first day of classes. These items were designed to simplify all the steps when transitioning to your new college life.