The University of Iowa

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.

 

Spring 2022 Orientation

Undergraduate and Graduate/Professional Students Combined
December 10, 2021: Earliest date you may enter the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status
January 9, 2022: Date by which you should arrive in Iowa City 
January 10-14, 2022: International Student Orientation
January 18, 2022: Classes begin

 

 

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