University of Iowa

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 2023 are expected to attend the core (*) elements scheduled between Friday, August 23-Sunday, August 25. (These elements will also be on your schedule that you receive at On Iowa! check-in.)

Tuesday, August 20

  • On Iowa! check-in (bring your University ID) - only takes 10 minutes
  • Optional activities
  • Hawkeye Spirit Night in the residence halls

Wednesday, August 21

  • On Iowa! check-in (bring your University ID) - only takes 10 minutes
  • Optional activities:
  • Late Night activities:
    • Yoga and Fitness Orientations
    • Movies
    • Game Night
    • Moving on to College: Shopping event at Target
  • and more...

Thursday, August 22

  • On Iowa! check-in (bring your University ID) - only takes 10 minutes
  • Optional activities
  • College Open Houses
  • Late NIght activities at Hancher Auditorium
      • Magician
      • Yard Show (Stepping and strolling by NPHC's Divine Nine)
    • Late Night activities in the Iowa Memorial Union:
      • Trivia
      • Game Night
      • Late Night Bingo and Snacks
    • and more...

    Friday, August 23

    • On Iowa! check-in (for students who haven’t already checked in)
    • On Iowa! small groups
    • Optional activities
    • Late Night activities:
      • Kickoff at Kinnick
      • Kinnick After Party
      • Rec After Dark @ CRWC
    • and more...

    Saturday, August 24

    • On Iowa! small groups
    • Optional activities
    • Late Night activities:
      • Game Night
      • The Passport Showcase (featuring performance clubs)
      • Poetry Slam
      • Dance Marathon's After Dark DJ Party
    • and more...

    Sunday, August 25

    • Convocation
    • President’s Block Party

    Monday, August 26

    • Classes begin