Visiting campus is the best way to see what it's like to be a Hawkeye.

We offer several visit options to fit your interests and schedule.

If you're not ready to join us on campus, we also have ways for you to connect online, including information sessions, video tours, and one-on-one meetings with admission counselors. 

We are constantly updating our visit options, so check back for the latest opportunities. You can explore all of our current visit options for high school students below. 

(If you are interested in transferring to Iowa, please check our Transfer Visit Options.)

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Campus Visit Programs

We offer a variety of programs for high school students. Explore our options and register soon, as space may be limited for some events.

Campus walking tour and tour guide

Daily Visits

We are excited to offer daily visits for students interested in the University of Iowa. Visits include: Iowa Overview, campus tour, lunch when classes are in session, and more.  

pentacrest in the fall blue sky

Hawkeye Visit Days

Get to know the University of Iowa during fall Hawkeye Visit Days! University staff and student volunteers will guide you through a full day of activities arranged for you and several hundred other visitors.

Old Capitol at night

Friday Night & Saturday Morning Live

Start your weekend with a visit to Iowa. From a campus tour to downtown food and coffee crawls, music lovers, foodies, and everyone in between will find something to love.

Engineering student working on robotic arm

Explore Engineering Day

Spend a Saturday in Iowa City learning about Engineering at Iowa. You'll meet faculty members, interact with Engineering students, tour the Engineering building, and discover why Iowa's Engineering Program is a great choice you.

Virtual Options

Admission Counselor in front of the Old Capitol.

Virtual Visit Events

Choose from virtual group information sessions and one-on-one meetings with our admission counselors or academic departments.

Student at coputer

One-on-one Meetings

Connect with our admission counselors or academic departments by scheduling a one-on-one video meeting or phone call to ask your questions about Iowa.

Downtown and campus

360° Virtual Campus Tour

We'd love to show you around our beautiful campus, but if you can't make it, we can offer you the next best thing: a 360-degree self-guided tour of a variety of places on campus.

A Nationally Ranked Community

University of Iowa students love Iowa City, an iconic college town that provides great recreation, entertainment, and housing in a metropolitan area of about 100,000 people. 

Walking along the Iowa River


The Iowa City area is beautiful, pedestrian-friendly, and laced with miles of scenic bike trails. The Iowa River is a focal point of the campus and the community.

Hancher Auditorium


Find great restaurants, eclectic book stores, and abundant venues for dance, theatre, and music. For more details about where to go when you get to town, visit the Iowa City/Coralville Convention & Visitors Bureau website.

Downtown and campus


We're within a five-hour drive of Chicago, Minneapolis, Omaha, Kansas City, and St. Louis, and Making Travel Arrangements is a breeze.

Downtown Iowa City Block Party


Annual activities near campus include the Iowa City Block Party, Friday Night Concert Series, and Jazz Festival downtown. There's also multiple arts fests, several film festivals, and outdoor movie screenings throughout the summer.