Welcome, Hawkeyes! 

We are excited to have you join the Hawkeye family! Our 2-Part Orientation experience will set you up for academic success and assist you in your transition to the University and Iowa City. We invite parents, family members, and your support system to participate in our webinars and on-campus programs to prepare to support your college transition and journey to graduation.

How to Complete your 2-Part Student Orientation Experience 

Part 1 - Online Orientation, Academic Advising and Course Registration
Part 2 - Becoming a Hawkeye on campus 1-day Orientation Program

Sign up for an orientation date through your Admission Profile. Orientation is a 2 Part Experience. Part 1 is required online orientation, advising and course registration. Part 2 is an optional Becoming a Hawkeye on campus experience. Online orientation, advising and course registration occurs in May, June, July and August for the summer and fall semesters. Becoming a Hawkeye programs occur on campus in June and July. 

Part 1 - Online Orientation, Academic Advising and Course Registration

Complete Pre-advising and placement test portions of the Orientation Tile in MyUI. The sections of the tile must be completed at least one week prior to the start of your orientation week. Your online orientation experience is tailored to you individually. You will learn more about the college you are admitted to at Iowa, specific programs you may have been accepted into (Honors, Advantage Iowa, etc.), as well as the tools you will use to be a successful student at Iowa. Login to MyUI with your HawkID and password and navigate to the tile labeled Orientation (the tiles are in alphabetical order) on the Home page. Follow the steps in the tile and complete all of the items through Academic Advising. You will complete the last section, called New Student Check-list after you register for classes with your advisor. The Orientation Tile in MyUI is open and can be completed now for all new students who have signed up for their orientation week


MyUI Orientation Tile

Complete the New Student Checklist items in the MyUI Orientation Tile. There are a few items that you will need to complete and other transition areas to think about once you have registered, prior to arriving on-campus for the fall. This checklist will help you navigate the many things to consider as you transition. 

Attend the Summer Webinar Series to learn more about being a Hawkeye! Attend webinars and Hawkeye Hangouts to learn more about opportunities and resources at Iowa, and get excited about being a Hawkeye. You and your family can pick and choose the areas that interest you and work in your schedule. Sessions are recorded and available on our YouTube channel after the event if you are not able to join us live. The summer webinar series schedule will be available starting in May. 

PART 2: Becoming a Hawkeye on-campus 1-day orientation program

Attend your Becoming a Hawkeye day on-campus experience. You will learn about resources, explore campus and Iowa City, and meet other new Hawkeyes. Bring your parents and families as there is a separate program just for them. Please do not make travel arrangements until you have a confirmed Becoming a Hawkeye date

Becoming a Hawkeye 1-day programs are offered in June and July. You must register for a date through your Admissions Profile on MyUI. Dates that have reached capacity will not show in the reservation system. Additional program information including parking and schedule information with be emailed to students prior to the program. 

June Dates July Dates
  • Tuesday, June 7
  • Friday, June 10
  • Monday, June 13
  • Wednesday, June 15
  • Tuesday, June 21
  • Thursday, June 23
  • Friday, June 24
  • Wednesday, June 29
  • Thursday, June 30
  • Wednesday, July 6
  • Thursday, July 7
  • Monday, July 11
  • Tuesday, July 12


Becoming A Hawkeye Program Schedule

8:00-9:15 am Check-in and Information Fair with Campus Offices Iowa Memorial Union
9:30-9:45 am Student and Family Welcome Iowa Memorial Union
9:50-10:15 am Introduction to Academics and Academic Success Iowa Memorial Union
10:25-10:50 am Money Matters - Understanding the University Billing Process Iowa Memorial Union
11:00-11:25 am University Housing and Dining Iowa Memorial Union
11:45 am-12:15 pm Panel with Orientation Leaders for Parents Iowa Memorial Union
11:45 am-3:00 pm Student Lunch (provided) and Small Group experience with Orientation Leaders Catlett Marketplace and Various Campus Locations
12:30-1:15 pm Parent Lunch (provided) Catlett Marketplace
1:30-3:00 pm Parent Break Out Sessions (covering topics such as Information Technology, University Counseling Services, Study Abroad, Getting Involved, Career Services and Student Employment, and more!) Iowa Memorial Union
3:00 pm Students and Parents Reconnect Iowa Memorial Union
3:00-4:30 pm Visit Campus Offices (iVets, Recreation Services, Student Disability Services, Marching Band Auditions, and more) Iowa Memorial Union