University of Iowa

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CHOOSE/EXCEL/Dinner Rotation

(Various Locations, See itinerary) On Iowa! leaders will lead your group through a scheduled rotation which includes two sessions and dinner. The EXCEL session will give you an idea of what’s it really like to attend a large lecture. You'll hear from an award-winning faculty member who will share inside tips for success. College is a lot different than high school (even more than you might think!). Students say this session them feel more confident when classes start.

CHOOSE/EXCEL/Dinner Rotation

On Iowa! leaders will lead your group through a scheduled rotation which includes two sessions and dinner. The EXCEL session will give you an idea of what’s it really like to attend a large lecture. You'll hear from an award-winning faculty member who will share inside tips for success. College is a lot different than high school (even more than you might think!). Students say this session them feel more confident when classes start. The CHOOSE session provides you with real world stories on how Hawks Help Hawks to keep our community safe and healthy.

CHOOSE/EXCEL/Dinner Rotation

(Various Locations, See Itinerary) On Iowa! leaders will lead your group through a scheduled rotation which includes two sessions and dinner. The EXCEL session will give you an idea of what’s it really like to attend a large lecture. You'll hear from an award-winning faculty member who will share inside tips for success. College is a lot different than high school (even more than you might think!). Students say this session them feel more confident when classes start.

Off Campus and Transfer Student Dinner & Program

During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet other students who live off-campus or are transferring to the University of Iowa, key administrators and staff, and upper-class students. We will share information on campus resources in which you might find help as a student living off-campus or transferring to the institution. You will also learn more about your Strengths and getting involved on campus. The session will be capped off with dinner. Please wear your class of 2023 or transfer class t-shirt to the event and bring your ID for sign-in. 

On Iowa! Small Group

(Location: Various Locations, Check your Itinerary) Meet your small group members and your insightful upper class On Iowa! Leader to learn everything you need to know about On Iowa! Be sure to wear your On Iowa! gold Class of 2023 or black transfer shirt and your name badge.

Kickoff at Kinnick Event

It's a Hawkeye Tradition! Pose for the world's largest Block I (at least as far as we know) on the field of Historic Kinnick Stadium. You’ll learn the Iowa Fight Song and some of the traditions that make Iowa such a special place. A fireworks show over the stadium and games on the field will cap off the event. This is where you will feel you have truly joined the Hawkeye family. Remember to wear your Class of 2023 or transfer shirt given to you at On Iowa! check-in.

On Iowa! Program Check-In

Once you have moved in to your room or apartment, stop by the IMU with your University ID to check-in for the On Iowa! program. You will receive important items including your personalized On Iowa! schedule and Class of 2023/transfer t-shirt. This process takes 10-15 minutes. 

On Iowa! Program Check-In

Once you have moved in to your room or apartment, stop by the IMU with your University ID to check-in for the On Iowa! program. You will receive important items including your personalized On Iowa! schedule and Class of 2023/transfer t-shirt. This process takes 10-15 minutes.

On Iowa! Small Group

Today, new Hawkeyes, you'll learn how to excel, engage, stretch, choose and serve. The IOWA Challenge Day will give you a jump-start in getting involved, finding your place within the community, discovering your strengths, and setting strategies to success in the classroom.