Visiting campus is the best way to see what it's like to be a Hawkeye.
We invite transfer student to visit campus. Transfer students often have different questions and concerns about the transfer process. We offer several transfer-specific 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
We offer a variety of program options for transfer students; explore them and register soon, as space may be limited for some events.
Transfer Daily Visits
University staff and student volunteers will guide you through a day of activities designed to meet the specific needs of transfer students.
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. Meetings are delivered via Zoom, and are scheduled in 30 minute blocks.
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
Please see university policy for face coverings, social distancing, and vaccines.
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.
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.
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.
We're within a five-hour drive of Chicago, Minneapolis, Omaha, Kansas City, and St. Louis, and Making Travel Arrangements is a breeze.
Annual activities near campus include the Iowa City Block Party, Friday Night Concert Series, and Jazz Festival downtown. There are also multiple arts fests, several film festivals, and outdoor movie screenings throughout the summer.