Important Arrival and Orientation Dates

Orientation attendance is required of all new and transfer students. Detailed orientation schedules are available in the Pre-Arrival Checklist via the iHawk system 30 days before orientation begins.

Summer 2022 Orientation

Undergraduate and Graduate/Professional Students Combined
May 8, 2022: Earliest date you may enter the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status
June 7, 2022: Date by which you should arrive in Iowa City
June 8-10, 2022: International Student Orientation
June 13, 2022: Classes begin

Dental Students
TBA: Earliest date you may enter the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status
TBA: Date by which you should arrive in Iowa City
TBA: International Student Orientation

Fall 2022 Orientation

Graduate/Professional Students
July 8, 2022: Earliest date you may enter the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status
August 7, 2022: Date by which you should arrive in Iowa City
August 8-12, 2022: International Student Orientation
August 22, 2022: Classes begin

Undergraduate Students
July 15, 2022: Earliest date you may enter the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status
August 13, 2022: Residence halls open for new international students with residence hall contracts
August 14, 2022: Date by which you should arrive in Iowa City
August 15-19, 2022: International Student Orientation
August 17-21, 2022: On Iowa!
August 22, 2022: Classes begin

Spring 2023 Orientation

Undergraduate and Graduate/Professional Students Combined
December 9, 2022: Earliest date you may enter the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status
January 8, 2023: Date by which you should arrive in Iowa City
January 9-13, 2023: International Student Orientation
January 17, 2023: Classes begin