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Get your start as a Hawkeye at On Iowa!—a five-day welcome and orientation event where all members of the Class of 2017 will:
- Make friends with new and returning students,
- Discover Hawkeye traditions and what it means to be a University of Iowa student,
- Prepare to excel in your classes,
- Explore activities and student organizations, and
- Commit to The IOWA Challenge!
On Iowa! for first-year students enrolling for Fall Semester 2013 runs Wednesday to Sunday, Aug. 21-25. New transfer students are invited to join many of the events, too.
Optional activities—fitness classes, movies, game nights, performances, the Target Takeover, and much more—begin Wednesday as students start moving into Iowa's residence halls.
The big On Iowa! events begin on Friday, when you meet your Resident Assistant (RA) for an introduction to life as a Hawkeye, go to lunch, explore the college open houses and go to your OnIowa! small group meeting.
The evening continues at Kinnick Stadium where you will learn our traditions, which include the Iowa Fight Song, and get to experience the excitement of being on the field with your 4,500 classmates.
On Iowa! closes with Convocation, a ceremony in which you commit to being a Hawkeye. Then it's off to dinner with UI President Sally Mason at the President’s Block Party.
In between, you’ll sample a class, think about your goals for the semester, and talk about what it means to live in a campus community.
Your acceptance fee covers all costs of attending On Iowa!—there is no additional charge. Participation is required for all first-year students.