Fall 2024 New Student Orientation Schedule

The Graduate College's New Graduate Student Orientation virtual sessions will be presented on the morning of Wednesday, August 21, 2024. Recordings will be available for viewing after orientation. Please see the list of anticipated informational sessions below.

Welcome & Student Panels

  • Doctoral Student Panel & Dean's Welcome
  • Master Student Panel & Dean's Welcome

Topic Sessions

  • Grad Success Center
  • Cultivating Your Community in Grad School
  • Using AI Tools in Grad School
  • Time Management: Plan for Success
  • University Library Resources
  • Building Relationships with Mentors
  • Grad Student Teaching Resources
  • Mental Health Awareness and Resources
  • From Ideas to Impact: Exploring Writing, Digital Scholarship and Community Engagement Resources

University Billing, Benefits & Payroll

Representatives from University Billing, Benefits Office and Payroll Services will present information relevant to the graduate and professional student experience. 

Outdoor Social & Information Fair

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2024

Time: 4:00-6:00 PM 

Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge and River Amphitheater (125 N. Madison St. Iowa City, 52242)

  • Visit with representatives from various groups and communities inside the University of Iowa and in the larger Iowa City area.
  • Visit the Graduate College photo booth to have a free professional photo taken.
  • Meet Herky at the outdoor social and listen to live music at the IMU River Amphitheater
  • Pick up your food truck voucher (first-come, first-serve, while supplies last)
    • Food trucks to be announced later
  • Connect with places and people in your new home!

Transportation & Parking 

The Graduate College Orientation takes place at the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU) which is located at 125 N Madison St, Iowa City, IA 52242. We suggest taking the CAMBUS or public transportation to get to the IMU due to heavy traffic for orientation events throughout the week. For parking, Lot 55 (Hancher Lot at 300 North Riverside Drive) is free to park in after 3 PM on August 16th.

More transportation and parking resources: