Schedule Highlights

Below are some of the featured events for new students during the entire On Iowa! program. Remember that this is simply an overview as there are over 100 other activities planned. The members of the Class of 2021 are expected to attend the core (*) elements scheduled between Friday, August 18-Sunday, August 20. (These elements will also be on your schedule that you receive at On Iowa! check-in.)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

  • Optional activities
  • Hawkeye Spirit Night in the residence halls

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

  • On Iowa! check-in (bring your University ID) - only takes 10 minutes
  • Optional activities
  • Late Night activities: TBA

Thursday, August 17

  • On Iowa! check-in (bring your University ID) - only takes 10 minutes
  • Optional activities
  • College Open Houses
  • Late Night Bingo and Snacks
  • Yard Show (Stepping and strolling by NPHC's Divine Nine)

Friday, August 18

  • On Iowa! check-in (for students who haven’t already checked in)
  • On Iowa! small groups
  • Kickoff at Kinnick
  • Madness on Madison
  • Lip Sync Battle @ CRWC
  • Poetry Slam

Saturday, August 19

  • On Iowa! small groups
  • Be Better Campaign
  • ENGAGE: explore campus clubs, organizations, as well as community services
  • Lunch hosted by Fraternities & Sororities
  • The Passport Showcase (featuring performance clubs)
  • Dance Marathon's After Dark DJ Party

Sunday, August 20

Monday, August 21

  • Classes begin
  • View the total solar eclipse (seen partially from Iowa City) with your solar glasses on the Pentacrest between classes (11:46 a.m. - 2:36 p.m.)