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 before orientation begins.

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: Latest date by which you should arrive in Iowa City
January 9-13, 2023: International Student Orientation
January 17, 2023: Classes begin

Summer 2023 Orientation

Undergraduate and Graduate/Professional Students Combined
May 7, 2023: Earliest date you may enter the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status
June 6, 2023: Latest date by which you should arrive in Iowa City
June 7-9, 2023: International Student Orientation
June 12, 2023: Classes begin

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

Fall 2023 Orientation

Graduate/Professional Students
July 7, 2023: Earliest date you may enter the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status
August 6, 2023: Latest date by which you should arrive in Iowa City
August 7-11, 2023: International Student Orientation
August 21, 2023: Classes begin

Undergraduate Students
July 14, 2023: Earliest date you may enter the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status
August 12, 2023: Residence halls open for new international students with residence hall contracts
August 13, 2023: Latest date by which you should arrive in Iowa City
August 14-18, 2023: International Student Orientation
August 14-20, 2023: On Iowa!
August 21, 2023: Classes begin