Arrival time

Two-day orientation programs occur May 30th-July 3rd. If you are a first-year student attending orientation in August, please change your selection on the home page to 1-day program to see the correct agenda.

Checking in

Two-day program check-in for students and families occurs from 10:30 am - 12:15 pm in the Iowa Memorial Union. The program begins at 12:45 pm. Students and families will receive the full agenda at check-in. An overview of the student program and the parent and family program schedules are listed below.

Please note that attendance for students through the entire program is required in order to be able to register for classes on day two. The program for parents and families is optional (but highly encouraged). 

Student Program Agenda


10:30am - 12:15pm Check-in
Lunch (on your own)
Campus Tours (optional)
Iowa Memorial Union
10:45 - 11:30am Honors Program Meeting
(for all students who have been accepted into honors)
Iowa Memorial Union
11:30am - 12:00pm Recruited Student Athlete Meeting Iowa Memorial Union
12:45 - 1:30pm Student Welcome Macbride Auditorium
1:30 - 2:00pm Getting Started in small groups Various Locations
2:00 - 2:40pm Introduction to Academics
and Advising at Iowa
Various Locations
2:40 - 5:00pm Small Groups: 
Exploring the Curriculum
Various Locations
5:15 - 6:00pm Center for Diversity and Enrichment:
Welcome and Information Session
Iowa Memorial Union
5:15 - 5:45pm Veteran and Dependents of Veterans
Welcome and Information Session
Iowa Memorial Union
5:15 - 8:30pm Check-in at Currier/Stanley
Residence Hall for overnight accommodations
Front Desk
5:15 - 6:30pm Dinner
(optional - provided for students)
Catlett Marketplace
6:30 - 7:00pm Information Technology Services Iowa Memorial Union
7:00 - 7:30pm Defining Opportunity:
Fraternity and Sorority Life at Iowa
Iowa Memorial Union
8:00 - 11:00pm Late Night at the CRWC Campus Recreation
and Wellness Center
8:00 - 11:00pm Late Night in the Residence Halls Stanley Ecklund Lounge
9:30 - 10:15pm Late Night Facts and Folklore Tour Various Campus Stops


7:45 - 8:10am Continental Breakfast Ground Floor, 
Iowa Memorial Union
8:15 - 8:45am University Housing and Dining: Preparing for Arrival in August
(parents and students attend together)
Iowa Memorial Union
8:45am - 12:30pm Small Group Campus Exploration, 
Advising and Registration, Next Steps
Various Locations
12:30 - 1:30pm Iowa Information Fair Iowa Memorial Union
1:15 - 1:45pm Student Disability Services Meeting Iowa Memorial Union
12:30 - 2:30pm Residence Hall Tours Cambus to East and West side
Drive yourself to Mayflower
12:30 - 2:30pm Cultural House Tours Cambus to West side of campus
1:45 - 3:30pm Hawkeye Marching Band Auditions
Please call the band office (319-335-1635)
in advance of your Orientation date to let them
know you are planning to audition.
4306 Voxman Music Building