This calendar, produced by the UI Parent & Family Network and UI Orientation Services, is designed to serve as a resource for parents and families. It includes important dates in the academic year, information about different areas and services on campus, and key contact information.
- Download the 2019-2020 Family Calendar (English)
- Descarga el Calendario Familiar 2019-2020 (Español)
- 家庭日历 2019-2020
UI Parent and Family Network (PFN) podcast
Tips and strategies for UI parents and familiesThe UI Parent and Family Network (PFN) podcast series engages the audience as educational stakeholders of UI students. Guided by theories, institutional research, and practice, podcasts provide a platform to connect with UI parent and family members and provide proactive discussions about the student experience. The podcast features campus partners who work with families and students in support of student success (e. g. Orientation Services and Division of Student Life).Learn More
Academic Resource Center (ARC)The Academic Resource Center offers free academic support for undergraduates at the University of Iowa. Supplemental Instruction (SI) is offered for a variety of courses throughout the year to help students succeed both inside and outside of the classroom. All SI sessions are free and students do not need to sign up in advance. SI leaders have excelled in their subject area and were recommended by instructors to assist you.
Tutor IowaTutor Iowa offers free supplemental instruction to students, helps connect them with fee-based private tutors on campus, and facilitates several Help Labs on campus.
Phone/email emergency notification systemThe Hawk Alert System is used to notify the campus community of threats to physical safety in emergency situations. Hawk Alert allows UI administrators to send recorded or electronic emergency messages (“Hawk Alerts”) to UI students, faculty, and staff by mobile phone, home phone, office phone, and e-mail, using contact information you provide to the University. University PoliceThe University of Iowa Department of Public Safety is responsible for emergency response on the University of Iowa campus.Learn More
Health & Wellness
Health & Wellness Services As a parent of a college student you play a key role in your student’s health and wellness. Even though your child may be miles away from home, you will still be a primary source of health information for them. The UI's Student Health office has compiled a family information page that will assist you in helping your student make a healthy transition to college life. Student Health provides primary medical care for registered University of Iowa students--the same care a student would receive from a healthcare provider in a hometown.Learn More
Grants & scholarshipsThe Office of Student Financial Aid recognizes that parents are an integral part of the financial aid process. Parents of University of Iowa students are key partners in the financing of their student’s education. You can help your student take on new financial responsibilities while they are pursuing their college degree. You will find information and links to pages within the Office of Student Financial Aid website that will provide you with essential information concerning financial aid.
U-BillYour student's U-Bill is their monthly bill from the University of Iowa.
Jobs & Internships
Hire a HawkHireaHawk. com is a free online recruiting system where students can upload their resume, log community involvement hours, search and apply for jobs & internships, schedule on-campus interviews and more!
Career advisingAppointments with Career Advisors are available for students who are choosing a major, exploring career possibilities, or beginning to search for internships and jobs. Advising appointments will help students identify next steps in the process, connect with resources, and create a plan. For more information, visit careers. uiowa. edu/advising.
Arts & entertainmentThroughout the year, student organizations plan hundreds of events and spend countless hours broadcasting over the airwaves. To learn more about the types of organizations dedicated to arts & entertainment, visit csil. uiowa. edu/arts/. Student organizationsWith over 500 student organizations at the University of Iowa, it is helpful for your student to do a little research and recognize what type of organization they are interested in joining. The Campus Labs search feature allows them to find one that meets their interests. Visit the University of Iowa Campus Labs page to browse for student organizations.Learn More
On CampusResidence Halls / University Housing and DiningThe University of Iowa has several great on-campus residence halls to choose from. They vary in size, from 1,000 rooms to 299, to fit each and every student’s needs. Living on campus is a great way for you to make new friends and meet new people, as well as take advantage of a safe and affordable living space. For more information, visit housing. uiowa. edu. Off-Campus LivingThinking of moving off-campus? There are many options available in the area and a lot of things to consider.Learn More
Transportation & parking
Getting to Iowa CityIowa City is about 300 miles from Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Omaha, and Kansas City. Traveling by plane: Airports near campus include:
Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) in Cedar Rapids, IA—About a 20-minute drive from campus
Quad City International Airport (MLI) in Moline, IL—About a 60-minute drive from campus
Des Moines International Airport (DSM) in Des Moines, IA—About a 2. 5-hour drive from campus
Traveling by bus: Call the Iowa City depot at 319-337-2127 for complete ground transportation options (ask about student discounts!).
Parks & recreationIowa City is home to 42 parks and natural areas. Almost 100 percent (99. 4 percent) of Iowa City residents live within 1/2 of a mile of open space areas, including the City’s parks, schoolyards or natural areas. The Parks Division provides and maintains adequate open space, parks, and biking and walking trails for the residents of Iowa City.
Area bike trails
Local area parks
Community arts & culture events Iowa City offers a host of arts, culture, and entertainment events throughout the year.
Steps to Studying AbroadThe process of selecting a study abroad program is similar to the process of selecting a university to attend or selecting a major or minor. Students need to ask themselves questions such as; why do I want to study abroad? Where do I want to go and why? How will study abroad fit into my academic program? The answers to these questions can lead to setting goals for studying abroad which will aid a student in the process of selecting a study abroad program.Learn More
Academic advisor An academic advisor at the University of Iowa is what you might have called a school counselor in high school. ARCThe Academic Resource Center is located in the ground floor of the Iowa Memorial Union. This service's main priority is Supplemental Instruction. SI is a free, course-specific, peer-facilitated group study session available to all students. Bongo
Bongo is a free app including weather updates and bus routes and stops from Cambus, Coraville transits, and Iowa City buses.