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.

Summer 2019 Orientation

Undergraduate and Graduate/Professional Students Combined
May 5 - Earliest date you may enter the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status
June 4 - Date by which you should arrive in Iowa City Area
June 5-7 - International Student Orientation
June 10 - Classes begin

 

Dental Students
May 27 - Earliest date you may enter the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status
June 26 - Date by which you should arrive in Iowa City Area
June 27 - International Student Orientation

 

Fall 2019 Orientation

Graduate/Professional Students
July 13 - Earliest date you may enter the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status
August 12 - Date by which you should arrive in Iowa City Area
August 13-16 - International Student Orientation
August 26 - Classes begin

 

Undergraduate Students
July 19 - Earliest date you may enter the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status
August 18 - Date by which you should arrive in Iowa City Area
August 19-23 - International Student Orientation
August 23-25 - On Iowa! 
August 26 - Classes begin

 

Spring 2020 Orientation

Undergraduate and Graduate/Professional Students Combined
December 13 - Earliest date you may enter the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status
January 12 - Date by which you should arrive in Iowa City Area
January 13-17 - International Student Orientation
January 21 - Classes begin