Parent & Family Resources

Family calendar

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 2016-2017 Family Calendar
Download the 2016-2017 Spanish Family Calendar
Download the 2016-2017 Mandarin Family Calendar

Parent & family webinar series

This monthly webinar series is designed to provide parents & family members with accurate and timely information related to their student transition process at the UI. It gives families the opportunity to engage with University of Iowa staff and faculty members, ask questions, and learn more about students’ experiences at the University of Iowa. See a full list of this year's webinar topics and an archive of past webinars here.


Academics

Safety

It's natural for families to be concerned about the safety of their students as they go off to college. The University of Iowa provides many services and resources to promote the safety of the entire campus community.

  • Phone/email emergency notification system
  • University Police
  • Threat Assessment Team
  • Nite Ride
  • Code Blue phones
  • Learn more...

Health & Wellness

Student Health & Wellness provides primary medical and wellness care for registered University of Iowa students--the same care a student would receive from a healthcare provider in a hometown.

  • Health and wellness services
  • Counseling services
  • Recreational services
  • Learn more...

Campus Inclusion Team

The Campus Inclusion Team (CIT) provides support and resources to any student with a concern about diversity, equity, and inclusion. This may include concerns about actions perceived as discriminatory against aspects of identity such as race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, and associational preferences. The CIT staff is here to:

  • Listen
  • Provide relevant information, including University policies and procedures, issues of free speech and academic freedom, etc.
  • Assist in identification of potential options, both formal and informal
  • Learn more...

Financial

Parents of University of Iowa students are key partners in the financing of their student’s education. Here are a few resources that will help you understand financial aid and other money matters at the UI.

  • Grants & scholarships
  • U-Bill
  • Establishing residency
  • Learn more...

Jobs & internships

The University of Iowa offers a number of on-campus resources to help students explore majors and occupations, develop career goals and action plans, and find related jobs and internships.

  • Career advising
  • Hire a Hawk
  • Leadership and professional development courses
  • Resume and cover letter help
  • Learn more...

Student activities

With over 500 different student organizations, The University of Iowa provides students the opportunity to get involved in a number of ways on campus. From leadership positions to arts & entertainment programs to multicultural initiatives, students are sure to find a way they can get involved on campus.

  • Student organizations
  • Arts & entertainment
  • Leadership & service opportunities
  • Multicultural programs
  •  Learn more...

Housing

Transportation & parking

Iowa City is always growing and it can be hard to find your way around sometimes. This is a short guide to navigating transportation to and within the city.

  • Getting to Iowa City
  • Getting around
  • Parking on campus
  • Learn more...

Community life

Iowa City provides great recreation, entertainment, and housing in a metropolitan area of about 100,000 people (including the nearby cities of Coralville and North Liberty). In 2015-16, Iowa City was named one of the Top Three College Towns in America, according to the American Institute for Economic Research's College Destination Index for cities with greater than 15,000 college students.

  • Parks and recreation
  • Community arts & culture events
  • Learn more...

University lingo

To both effectively communicate and blend in with the general populace, students quickly pick up the UI vernacular. To help you translate this new UI-speak we've compiled a list of common terms used by University of Iowa students, faculty, and staff. More..

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