News for parents

The University of Iowa values our relationship with parents and keeping parents informed of what's happening on campus. This page is updated regularly with news items of interest to parents. The UI also produces the parent email, Parent Webinars, and parents can also follow news on Iowa Now, the official University of Iowa news page. 

President Harreld: Strategic Plan 2016–2021 promotes student success

What’s one thing that differentiates the University of Iowa from some of its peers? Mandatory student advising. All first-year students must meet at least three times during the fall semester with their academic adviser, someone who will help them develop a plan to meet their academic goals.