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Visit Options for First-Year Students

Downtown Iowa City pedestrian plaza

Visiting a campus is the best way to make an informed college choice, so we make it easy for you to meet the people at Iowa, ask questions, and take look around.

We offer a variety of program options; check them out and register soon, as space may be limited for some events.

  • Daily Campus Visits
    We arrange a visit to fit your schedule and focus on your interests. We suggest you visit when classes are in session—even during the summer—so you can see the residence halls, classes, and academic departments in action.
  • You@UI
    You@UI is the University of Iowa's largest and most in-depth campus visit experience. to be held this fall on Saturday, October 3, 2015. Join other future Hawkeyes for a day of sample lectures and interactive sessions with world-renowned faculty, student life staff, and current UI students to get a real sense of what it's like to be an Iowa student.
  • Hawkeye Visit Days
    These special events typically attract more than 700 prospective students and parents for a first look with a broader overview of the university, featuring a full day of activities led by university staff and student volunteers.
  • Explore Engineering@Iowa
    We invite you to spend a Saturday gaining insights into the field of engineering and what makes Iowa's engineering program a great option. You'll tour our engineering research labs, meet faculty members, and interact with current engineering students. Tours of campus and the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts & Sciences are available; lunch is provided.
  • Business Visit Day
    The Tippie College of Business is hosting a Business Visit Day for prospective first-year and transfer students and their families. In addition to an overview of business admission and academic options, you'll be introduced to faculty who offer their perspective on majors, student learning, and career trends. Current business students also talk about leadership, community service, and the Tippie culture. Lunch is provided, as well as optional tours of campus and the Tippie College of Business.
  • Multicultural Visit Day
    This event is organized by the UI Office of Admissions and the Center for Diversity & Enrichment, offered in the Fall to give visitors information about preparing for college along with resources and opportunities for multicultural students. Visitors will explore our campus, meet with faculty and staff, and hear from current students about their experiences. Multicultural Visit Day is a fantastic program and a great way to learn about the diverse cultural and academic opportunities available at the University of Iowa.