New Students

Welcome to the University of Iowa! You will find important information for incoming F-1/J-1 international students and their parents/family here. If you have any questions about pre-arrival or orientation, please email

(Note: Prospective international students seeking information about being admitted to and attending the UI should visit UI Admissions)


Pre-Arrival Webinar Series
The Pre-Arrival Webinar series aims to provide accurate and essential information for incoming international students prior to arrival at the University of Iowa. Learn more about the webinar series.

March 30 - Graduate Student Professionalization and Support
April 13 - Undergraduate Student On Campus Involvement
April 27 - International Student Employment
May 4 - Getting Started
May 25 - On Campus Housing
June 1 - Off-campus Living and Student Support
June 8 - Making Travel Arrangements
June 22 - Money Matters - University Billing & Health Insurance
July 13 - Understanding Orientation Expectations, Responsibilities, and Placement Tests – Graduate Students
July 20 - Understanding Orientation Expectations, Responsibilities, and Placement Tests – Undergraduate Students
July 27 - Academic Expectations – Undergraduate Students

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