Welcome to On Iowa!

Get ready for On Iowa! 2014 - Watch a video witih more information.

Get your start as a Hawkeye at On Iowa!—welcome and University community immersion event where all members of the Class of 2018 and new transfer students 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 (Class of 2018) are expected to attend the On Iowa! core elements on Friday, August 22-Sunday, August 24. Once you have checked-in to the On Iowa program on either Wednesday, August 20 and Thursday, August 21 and settled into your new living environment, plan to keep busy by engaging in optional and evening events scheduled throughout the day.

New transfer students are invited to participate, too. We know you are coming to the University of Iowa with some good experience of being immersed in a college environment. The On Iowa! will help you become familiar with the University of Iowa community and resources prior to the first day of classes. Click here for more experience on the transfer student On Iowa experience.

A sneak peak of the On Iowa! 2014 schedule...
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, meet members of your LLC, explore the college open houses, learn how to academically succeed; and go to your On Iowa! small group meeting.

The evening continues at Kinnick Stadium where you will learn university 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.

Please note:
Your acceptance fee covers all costs of attending On Iowa! – there is no additional charge. Participation is expected of all first-year (Class of 2018) students, Friday, August 22-Sunday, August 24.