The University of Iowa

Multicultural

Poetry Slam

What better way to introduce yourself to the nation’s best creative writing program than to attend the Poetry Slam? Multicultural Programs will be hosting the event showcasing the talents of returning students, as well as open slots for members of the Class of 2025 and transfer students. Get your poems ready for the open mic! We all have a story, so why not tell it? Do not miss hearing the best young talent Iowa has to offer.

Pre-register to perform by Friday, August 20.

OASIS Ice Cream Social

Drop in and chill out with us in the Hawkeye room at the IMU. Meet new friends with a FREE ice cream bar and mingling hosted by the Organization for the Active Support of International Students (OASIS). As OASIS, we strive to make connections between international and domestic students to help both adjust to life at the University of Iowa. Ice cream is first come first served for the first hour!

Explore the Pentacrest 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. Drop in between 1:30 – 3:30 on Wednesday, August 18th at the Museum of Natural History for a scavenger hunt, prizes, tours & more, exclusively for On Iowa! students. 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! The Old Capitol Museum will also be open just for you!

Explore the Pentacrest 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! Rising above the Iowa City skyline, the golden dome of the University of Iowa Old Capitol, an iconic landmark of both the UI’s and the state of Iowa’s history, sits at the heart of campus.

Cultural Kickback

What is a Kickback? Food. Activities. A time to meet new friends. See some old friends. Great conversations. A Kickback is a social event centered around building community. The Cultural Kickback is all those great things – plus PRIZES – blended into one night and a dope event. You’ll also have the chance to meet leaders of multicultural student organizations and learn about campus resources that will be in your corner throughout your time at Iowa. We’ll see you at the Cultural Kickback! It’ll be a mood.

Explore the Pentacrest 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! Rising above the Iowa City skyline, the golden dome of the University of Iowa Old Capitol, an iconic landmark of both the UI’s and the state of Iowa’s history, sits at the heart of campus.

Multicultural Scavenger Hunt

In coordination with the MISSE, Fraternity & Sorority Life Programs, and International Programs, we are encouraging students in groups of no more than 6 to go on a journey throughout the campus community to learn more about the contributions of people from historically marginalized communities at the University of Iowa.

All submissions must be received by Sunday, August 23rd by 11:59PM. 

Multicultural Scavenger Hunt

In coordination with the MISSE, Fraternity & Sorority Life Programs, and International Programs, we are encouraging students in groups of no more than 6 to go on a journey throughout the campus community to learn more about the contributions of people from historically marginalized communities at the University of Iowa.

All submissions must be received by Sunday, August 23rd by 11:59PM. 

Multicultural Scavenger Hunt

In coordination with the MISSE, Fraternity & Sorority Life Programs, and International Programs, we are encouraging students in groups of no more than 6 to go on a journey throughout the campus community to learn more about the contributions of people from historically marginalized communities at the University of Iowa.

All submissions must be received by Sunday, August 23rd by 11:59PM. 

What's It All About: Cultural Centers

Create your "home away from home" with the Office of Multicultural & International Student Support and Engagement (MISSE). While the Cultural and Pride Centers cannot be open this fall, we are eager to share with you our plans to create virtual programs focused on identity development, cultural appreciation, shared community, and overall personal wellness! 

Join session here. (https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/91803438341)