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 2019 Orientation

Undergraduate and Graduate/Professional Students Combined
December 7 - Earliest date you may enter the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status
January 5 - Residence halls will open at 12:00 p.m. for new international students with residence hall contracts
January 6 - Date by which you should arrive in Iowa City Area
January 7 - Check-in with ISSS
January 7-11 - International Student Orientation
January 14 - Classes begin