The University of Iowa

2023 Spring Schedule and Events

  Spring Welcome 

Join us as you begin your journey as a Hawkeye!

Check out our full schedule of events below: 

Hawkeye Welcome 

This two-hour interactive welcome to the University of Iowa will be hosted by Orientation Leaders and On Iowa! Leaders for new students. Meet new friends, learn about your community, and pick up your IOWA t-shirt. We hope to see you there!

  • Sunday, January 15, 2023
  • 3:00-5:00PM
  • International Ballroom (2nd Floor Ballroom), IMU
  • No RSVP Required

On Iowa! Swag Pick-up

Need a little Iowa Gear to get you started? We've got you covered! Stop by our 310 Calvin Hall to get your custom IOWA t-shirt and bag of goodies! See below for pick-up date and times:

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2022 (9:00AM-3:00PM)
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2022 (9:00AM-3:00PM)
  • Thursday, January 19, 2022 (9:00AM-3:00PM)

Campus Information Fair 

Looking for more information about helpful campus resources? Check out this one-stop-shop to learn about what we have to offer and meet some of our incredible campus partners. 

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2023
  • 1:30-3:30PM
  • Hubbard Commons, IMU

We paint BLACK & GOLD- Painting Party 

Join us for a black & gold painting pARTy! Painting kits (canvas, paint, and brush) will be available for pick-up at the Hawkeye Welcome or in 310 Calvin Hall starting on January 17, 2023 (limited quantities so please hurry!). Paint  from the comfort of your home (residence hall, apartment, etc.).  No sign-up or registration required! 

Join the Hawk Chase Adventure! 

Participate in a fun scavenger hunt with your friends and win fun prizes! Solve clues, complete tasks, take pictures, and learn about some of the university's history and what it has to offer!

Let the games begin! Try to complete as many missions as possible to earn points. The game will begin Monday, January 9, 2023 and will end at 11:59PM on Sunday, January 22, 2023. The players with the most points will win some great prizes! 

Prizes include: 

  • 1st place: Wireless Headphones 
  • 2nd place: Echo Dot Smart Speaker 
  • 3rd place: Hydroflask Water Bottle 

Campus Events!

Looking for something else to do during your first week as a Hawkeye? Check out these AMAZING options!

  • MLK Day of Service
    • Join University of Iowa and Iowa City community Members as they gather together to serve our community. 
    • Monday, January 16 (10:00AM-2:00PM)
    • Mercer Park and Aquatic Center
  • Discover Study Abroad
    • Discover Study Abroad (DSA) sessions provide an overview of Study Abroad in general and the steps you’ll take to find and apply for the right international opportunity. Click here for more information and Registration. 
    • Tuesday, January 17 (12:30PM)
    • Friday, January 20 (11:00AM) 
  • Wintery Welcome 
    • You're Invited the ARH's Wintery Welcome! Join us for Molly's Cupcakes and DIY Snow globes. Associated Residence Hall welcomes all incoming students to this event!
    • Wednesday, January 18th (7:00PM)
    • Catlett MPR
  • Explore the UI Museums 
    • The Pentacrest Museums are the 2 free-admission museums at the center of campus: Old Capitol Museum and the UI Museum of Natural History. Sometimes the most iconic places on campus mask the most special hidden student spaces. Get a leg up on the best study spots and coolest history by joining us for some fun exploration! Looking for something new and exciting, the Old Capitol Museum is offering an exclusive look at the exhibit Let Me Be Myself which uses large format photos to connect Anne Frank's life story with the stories of young people today.  This makes clear what the role of prejudice can be and how this can lead to exclusion and sometimes even discrimination. Bring your friends and learn something new! 
    • Wednesday, January 18, 2023 (10:00AM-5:00PM)
    • Thursday, January 19, 2023 (10:00AM-5:00PM)
    • Friday, January 20, 2023 (10:00AM-5:00PM)
    • Saturday, January 21, 2023 (10:00AM-5:00PM)
  • $4 Fridays at FilmScene
    • Every Friday after 8 p.m., students can see any new release film for just $4 at either FilmScene location. Show your student ID card at the counter to claim your $4 tickets!
    • For a list of showings each week, visit Tickets for $4 Fridays must be purchased in person to receive the discount!
    • $4 Fridays applies to both FilmScene at the Chauncey (404 E. College St.) and FilmScene on the Ped Mall (118 E. College St).
    • Bijou Film Board is a nonprofit, student-run organization dedicated to the exhibition of independent, foreign, and classic cinema. $4 Fridays occurs thanks to a partnership with FilmScene, Iowa City's independent, nonprofit cinema, and special grant funding from Late Night & Weekend Programs.