Articles from August 2020

Don't Do Me Like That

Friday, August 21, 2020
Student Legal Services, Office of the Ombudsperson, Office of Student Accountability, Student Care and Assistance, and UIowa student leaders would like to invite you to attend a panel discussion navigating leases, landlords, and roommate relationships during COVID. Join us Monday, August 31, 7:00-8:00 p. m. https://uiowa. zoom.

Fall 2020: Advisor Q&A

Friday, August 21, 2020
Advisor Q&AWhat does an academic advisor do? All first-year students have the opportunity to meet with their academic advisor three times during their first semester and must be authorized by their advisor before registering for spring classes.

Fall 2020: Brief Items

Friday, August 21, 2020
Brief Items to NoteUnderstanding meal plans University Housing and Dining’s goal is to provide wholesome, healthy, and tasty foods prepared daily to meet residents’ dietary and nutritional needs. The staff is committed to exceeding the expectations of dining guests and welcomes comments, suggestions, and requests.

Fall 2020: College Transition

Friday, August 21, 2020
The College Transition: What you can do to help Concern: Homesickness What you can do: Create a communication plan. By establishing specified times when you will call/text your student and setting expectations about how often you’ll communicate, students can achieve autonomy while still feeling support from back home.

Fall 2020: Safety on Campus

Friday, August 14, 2020
Safety on campus: Stay alert—and take advantage of university resourcesIowa has earned its reputation for being a safe place to live and study.

Fall 2020: Textbook Tips

Friday, August 14, 2020
5 tips to make textbook shopping easy 1.  Beat the crowds  Before the semester begins, your student should be able to access course syllabi where professors usually list required reading. Students are strongly encouraged to purchase textbooks as soon as they get this list.

Fall 2020: What to Bring

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
What to bring to campus Personal items Seasonal clothing—consider bringing a number of lighter clothing items, which can be layered as it gets colder and shed as it warms up Winter coat, hat, gloves, and boots Raincoat and boots Clothes hangers Bathrobe, shower shoes, and a small basket for carrying toiletries Towels, washcloths, and toiletry items Bedding: blankets,…

Fall 2020: How Do I...

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
How do I…Below are some frequently asked questions to help connect you to resources that will help you support your student. Access the guest login on MyUI? Students must first invite parents to have guest access to student information in their MyUI account. Directions are available at bit. ly/myuiguest.

Fall 2020: Caring for Students

Monday, August 10, 2020
Caring for students—from their heads to their hearts to their financial well-beingRest assured that your student will be well cared for at the University of Iowa. There are many campus resources dedicated to helping your student succeed—both inside and outside the classroom.