CDE invites you and your family to an open house with light refreshments. CDE brings together a variety of academic programs and services to provide guidance, assistance, and a welcoming climate for underrepresented students at the University of Iowa. CDE also provides programming for all students to enhance their cultural, social, and academic experiences. Our staff is available to talk to the students about all aspects of their college experience. We want to make sure your transition to the university is as smooth as possible and that you are aware of the opportunities available on campus. The programs have the goal of building community, celebrating cultures, and educating students on a variety of topics.