Once you’ve moved in, be sure to check in for the On Iowa! program in the IMU. Feel free to bring your family because there will be additional resources. On Wednesday and Thursday (10 a.m.-2 p.m.), there will be a Family Reception Area where you and your family can interact with the Dean of Students and other UI administrators and staff.

Student check-in is required
All students must check in for On Iowa! prior to the first meeting on Friday, Aug. 21.
All On Iowa participants must check in for the On Iowa! program in the IMU during the following days and times:

  • Wednesday, August 19 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Thursday, August 20 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Friday, August 21 (9 a.m.-2 p.m.).

At check-in you’ll get your:

  • Group assignment
  • On Iowa! Leader name
  • On Iowa! schedule
  • Class of 2018 t-shirt
  • Other Freebies!

Living On Campus

Residence Hall move in begins on Tuesday, Aug. 18. You are assigned by University Housing & Dining to a day and time to move into your room. Next check in to On Iowa! There will be plenty of time to settle into your room before your first session.

Living Off Campus

Check-in at the IMU as early as Wednesday, Aug. 19 or right before the main expected attendance On Iowa events begin at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 21. Students living off campus (not in the residence halls) who cannot walk/bus/bike to campus may request a parking pass for free parking in the Hancher Lot (#55) while attending On Iowa! activities, as well as meal tickets for Friday lunch and dinner.

Students living off-campus may request free parking in the Hancher Parking Lot (#55) to attend On Iowa! activities that occur on Wednesday, August 19-Friday, August 21 (7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). [Note that on Tuesday-Friday after 4:30 p.m. and all-day on Saturday and Sunday, parking in Hancher Lot (#55) is free.]  Contact the On Iowa program ( by Friday, August 15 if you need a parking permit during the days of August 19-21; include your name, dates you are planning to use the permit, and which day you are planning to check-in to the On Iowa program. We will have your permit ready for you when you check-in to the On Iowa program at the IMU (you may use one of the 15-minute meters outside of the IMU during check-in). After the August 15 deadline, free parking permits are made on a first-come, first-served request during the On Iowa Check-in process.