The University of Iowa

Welcome to On Iowa!

Monday, August 15 - Sunday, August 21, 2022

Get your start as a Hawkeye at On Iowa!—a welcome and University community immersion event where all members of the Class of 2026 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!

New students are expected to attend ONE On Iowa! Hawkeye Welcome session. You will receive your small group assignment date/time/location when you check-in to the On Iowa! program in the Iowa Memorial Union.

On Iowa! will help you become familiar with the University of Iowa community and resources prior to the first day of classes. You’ll have opportunities to explore campus resources and the Iowa City community, think about your goals for the semester, and talk about what it means to thrive as a Hawkeye, both in-person and virtually.

During On Iowa!, you can participate in a variety of activities—including small group sessions, late night programming, fitness classes, resource information sessions, scavenger hunts, a facts and folklore tour, and more! 

Please note:Your acceptance fee covers all costs of attending On Iowa! – there is no additional charge. Participation is expected of all new students in the small group sessions.