The University of Iowa

On Iowa! for Transfer Students

As part of the transition into the university family, transfer students are welcome (and highly encouraged) to attend the On Iowa! program. Transfer students are already bringing some academic experience from a former institution. On Iowa! will provide a chance to connect with other transfer students, learn about University of Iowa traditions and resources, and explore activities and student organizations on campus.

Transfer students are also welcome to participate in two unique program options: 

  • Transfer and Off-Campus Welcome (RSVP required by August 12): All participants will learn more about campus resources designed specifically for transfer and off-campus students. Transfer students will be assigned small group led by an On Iowa! leader. This is a great opportunity to help navigate campus resources. The two-day small group experience - Friday, August 23 (1:30-8:30 p.m.) and Saturday, August 24 (10:30-noon) - will include: an academic success at Iowa workshop; Kickoff event at Kinnick Stadium; and an opportunity to explore clubs and organizations.
  • Transfer Student Explore on Your Own (No RSVP Required, Check-in at  2nd Floor Ballroom, IMU for itinerary and details): Students who participate in this option will have the opportunity to explore campus on their own schedule. They will be invited to attend a wide variety of programming including college open houses, the EXCEL lecture to learn more about academic success with UI faculty and other transfer students and the Kickoff at Kinnick event at Kinnick Stadium. 

Are you living in the residence halls? As a participant in the On Iowa! program, you may move into your residence hall on the date University Housing & Dining assigns you (Tuesday, August 20 - Thursday. August 22). If you were not originally assigned one of these move-in dates, please officially sign-up for your preferred move-in day.

All transfer students are welcome to attend any of the On Iowa! events including college open houses, Saturday night dance party, classroom tours, yoga or mini disc golf, movies, and so much more! Make sure to officially check-in to the On Iowa! program in the 2nd floor ballroom of the IMU on Tuesday, Aug. 20 (12-5 p.m.),  Wednesday, Aug. 21 (9-5 p.m.), Thursday Aug. 22 (9-5 p.m.), or Friday, Aug. 23 (9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) - it only takes 10-15 minutes. You can find more information on our full schedule of events or download our App  There is no additional charge to participate in the On Iowa! program.