The University of Iowa

Pre-Arrival Information and Checklist

Mandatory Online Pre-Arrival Checklist

Now that you’ve received your Immigration Document, you must take some time to look at the  iHawk Pre-Arrival Checklist for international students.  This checklist will help you ensure that you have prepared everything you need before you arrive in Iowa City.  It will also take you through the steps of getting your Visa and printing out your orientation schedule.

You can find the checklist online at: You will need your HawkID and password. If you do not know your HawkID, you can find by visiting here.  Once you know your HawkID, you can reset your password if needed.

Once you’ve logged in to your iHawk account, you should be able to see a Pre-Arrival checklist like the one below:

Pre-Arrival Forms on iHawk

You can complete each checklist item by clicking on it and following the instructions.  Most items are available right away; some items will not be ready until 30 days before Orientation.  Once you’ve completed every checklist item, you will be fully prepared for your orientation at Iowa.


If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please e-mail