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 to check-in for the program in the 2nd Floor Ballroom. Check-in runs from Monday, August 17 at noon through Friday, August 21. 


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.