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 options below. 



Best College Town

Campus Visit Programs

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

Campus Tour Group at Old Cap

Hawkeye Visit Days

These special events typically attract several hundred visitors and their guests for a first look at the university, featuring a full day of activities led by university staff and student volunteers.

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, residence hall tours, lunch, and campus tour.

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.

Admission Counselor in front of Old Capitol

Virtual Visit Events

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

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 you will get to know and love as a student.

Health and Safety Guidelines

If you are not fully vaccinated, you are strongly encouraged to continue wearing a mask and physically distancing on campus. If you are fully vaccinated, you should feel comfortable continuing to wear a mask if you choose. Whether or not to wear a mask is a personal decision and is often unrelated to a person’s vaccination status. Do not harass a student, visitor, or fellow employee for choosing to wear, or not wear, a mask.

Masks continue to be required in health care settings and where required by state or federal guidelines (e.g., passengers on CAMBUS).

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.