The University of Iowa

Details, Parking, Transportation


If you applied for on-campus housing, you will receive an email in the summer with your housing assignment, move-in time, and date. All students are scheduled to move into the residence halls between Monday, August 17 through Friday, August 21 unless otherwise notified. Early move-in is available for a cost of $35 on Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16 pending availablity. Find a list of what to pack on Housing's website.

If you’re not living on campus in the residence halls, make sure you can move in to your apartment or other lodgings prior to Friday, August 21, so that you can participate in On Iowa! activities.


If you are living in the residence halls, meal service will begin the day you move in.

Transportation & Getting Around

  • Walking: You will be walking a lot during the program (see the Disability & Mobility Accommodations information below if you need assistance). Be sure to wear appropriate footwear.
  • Cambus: There will be special shuttles provided to certain events. Take a look at the On Iowa Transportation page  for more information.
  • Driving: Students living off-campus (not in the residence halls or cannot walk to campus) may request free parking to attend On Iowa! activities. Contact the On Iowa program ( by Friday, August 14 if you need a parking permit during the days of August 17-23; 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 14 deadline, free parking permits are made on a first-come, first-served request during the On Iowa Check-in process.
  • If you need to drive to campus for On Iowa! you can park in the Hawkeye Commuter lot at no charge. Catch a free Cambus shuttle to campus (

Disability and Mobility Accommodations

We want to be sure that you’re able to participate fully in On Iowa! If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in this program, please contact the On Iowa program ( by Wednesday, August 12.