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 see our Transfer Visit Options.)

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Campus Visit Programs

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

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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.

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Admitted Student Days

These events, for high school seniors who have applied to the University of Iowa will guide you through a full day of activities arranged to provide a more in-depth look at campus and information on the next steps to becoming a Hawkeye.

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Explore Engineering Day

Spend a Saturday in Iowa City and discover why Iowa's Engineering Program is a great choice for bright, talented students.

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Pride Alliance Visit Day

Join us for a special event for students that identify as LGBTQ+ and allies. Tour the Pride House, talk with current students, and learn about LGBTQ+ identity-based resources available to current students.

Virtual Options

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Virtual Visit Events

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

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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.

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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.

Upcoming Events

Junior Hawkeye Visit Days (April 7, 14, 21, 28)
These events, for high school juniors and their families, will guide you through a full day of activities arranged to help you learn more about the University of Iowa. Registration will open in mid-February.

Health and Safety Guidelines

Please see university health and safety measures.

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. 

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Vibrant

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.

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Cultured

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.

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Accessible

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

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Fun

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.