Arrival time

Two-day 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 for Semester (Date Attending) for Orientation to see the correct agenda.

Checking in

Two-day program check-in for students and families occurs from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm in the Iowa Memorial Union. The program begins at 12:30 pm. Student 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 families and guests is optional. 

Student Program Agenda


10:30am - 12:00pm Check-in
Lunch (on your own)
Campus Tours (optional)
Iowa Memorial Union
10:45 - 11:30am Honors Program Meeting Iowa Memorial Union
12:30 - 1:15pm Student Welcome Macbride Auditorium
1:15 - 1:45pm Getting Started Various Locations
1:45 - 2:30pm Introduction to Academics
and Advising at Iowa
Various Locations
2:30 - 5:00pm Small Groups: 
Exploring the Curriculum
Various Locations
5:00 - 5:30pm University Housing and Dining:
Preparing for Arrival in August
Iowa Memorial Union
5:00 - 8:30pm Check-in at Currier/Stanley
Residence Hall for overnight accommodations
Front Desk
5:30 - 7:00pm Dinner
(optional - provided for students)
Burge Marketplace
6:15 - 6:45pm Center for Diversity and Enrichment:
Welcome and Information Session
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  


7:45 - 8:00am Continental Breakfast Ground Floor, 
Iowa Memorial Union
8:00am Getting Started: Day 2 Ground Floor,
Iowa Memorial Union
8:15am - 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 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