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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.
  • Junior Hawkeye Visit Days
    These special events are similar to our traditional Hawkeye Visit Days, but with a focus on information for high school juniors and younger just starting their college search process, 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.
  • Next Step, Iowa - Admitted Student Days
    These all-day events are for admitted high school seniors and their families who are entering the university in Summer or Fall 2015. This event will provide a more in-depth look at the university, our faculty and the academic experience, current students who will be your classmates, and more detailed information about financial aid, housing and the next steps to joining the Hawkeye Family.
  • Business Preview Day
    The Tippie College of Business is hosting a Business Preview Day this spring 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 hosted each fall by the UI Center for Diversity & Enrichment and the Office of Admissions to welcome multicultural students and their families to campus and learn about the vast opportunities and resources available.
  • Biology Open House & Information Session
    Students will have the chance to tour a Biology research lab and see the type of research students can do as a UI undergraduate student as well as interact with our Director of Undergraduate Studies, career and academic advisers, the Director of the Biology Honors Program, current UI Biology students, alumni, and Admissions staff.