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
The 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).
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.
The 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 (âHawk Alertsâ) to UI students, faculty, and staff by mobile phone, home phone, office phone, and e-mail, using contact information you provide to the University.
Health & Wellness
As a parent of a college student you play a key role in your studentâs 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.
The 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 studentâs education. You can help your student take on new financial responsibilities while they are pursuing their college degree.
Jobs & Internships
HireaHawk.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!
Throughout 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/.
The 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 studentâs 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.
Transportation & parking
Iowa City is about 300 miles from Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Omaha, and Kansas City.
Iowa 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 Cityâs 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.
The 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. Find out what types of programs are available and the other steps to studying abroad by visiting the First Steps page on the International Programs website.