Academic Advisor:

Academic advisors help students explore their academic interests, identify additional resources for information and support, and work with students to develop their plans of study.  Academic advisors serve a similar role as high school guidance counselors.

The University of Iowa has a two-tiered advising structure.  First year undergraduates who have not been admitted directly to the College of Business, Engineering, or Nursing are assigned to a professional academic advisor in the Academic Advising Center.  Students who have been directly admitted to the above programs or who have typically earned 24 semester hours of credit (approximate one year of full-time course-work) will be assigned to a professional or faculty advisor in their major department. 

Academic Advising Center

Academic Support and Retention (AS&R)

Academic Support & Retention seeks to provide support to students as they transition from high school to college and as they progress through their studies at the University of Iowa.

Academic Support and Retention:


CAMBUS is the University’s public transit system that provides fixed-route service throughout the campus. For qualifying persons with disabilities, CAMBUS also provides a complimentary demand-response service called the Bionic Bus. The services are no fare and available to the general public.


Center for Inclusive Academic Excellence (CIAE): 

The Center for Inclusive Academic Excellence (CIAE) provides precollege student development, assistance with facilitating the enrollment process, academic coaching, and programs and activities that support the ability of underserved students, faculty, and staff to thrive and succeed at the University of Iowa.

Center for Inclusive Academic Excellence:

Chemistry Resource Center:

Graduate teaching assistants hold office hours for their courses in the Chemistry Resource Center. These instructors are available to assist students in their individual chemistry courses. Students utilize this resource center to prepare for exams, request help on homework, work on laboratory reports and general study for chemistry. 

Chemistry Resource Center:

Dean of Students (DOS):

The Office of the Dean of Students has two main functions:  1) It provides assistance to students experiencing crisis and emergency situations. 2) It manages the academic and non-academic conduct systems for UI.

Dean of Students:


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an online application for federal financial aid.  It includes federal grants, such as the Pell Grant, federal loans, and work-study funds.  This application must be filled out in order to receive federal financial aid.  If you have any questions about FAFSA you can contained theOffice of Student Financial Aid (


Financial aid:

Financial aid includes scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study that are meant to meet the costs of education at the University of Iowa.

Office of Student Financial Aid:

International Programs:

International Programs is the University of Iowa’s hub for international activities, including study abroad, and International Student and Scholar Services.

International Programs:

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS): 

International Student and Scholar Services of the University of Iowa provides leadership in international education and intercultural learning through services to international students and scholars, their dependents, the University, and the surrounding community. ISSS enhances the academic, cultural, and social pursuits of students and scholars through exceptional immigration and personal advising as well as outstanding cross-cultural programming and training.

International Student and Scholar Services:

Leadership, Service, and Civic Engagement:

The Office of Leadership, Service, and Civic Engagement is housed within the Office of the Dean of Students at the University of Iowa, Division of Student Life. Our programs help students develop lifelong leadership skills, offers incredible experiential service learning, and provides civic engagement opportunities to students both on and off campus.

Leadership, Service, and Civic Engagement:

Math Tutorial Lab: 

The Mathematics Tutorial Laboratory is a place for students to get assistance studying for their math classes. Its primary function is to provide students with the opportunity to receive one-on-one help from tutors ready and able to answer questions

Math Lab:

Multicultural and International Student Support and Engagement (MISSE):

The Multicultural and International Student Support and engagement office is committed to supporting students on the University of Iowa campus through planned activities at the four UI Cultural and LGBTQ Resource Centers, annual diversity programs, and student organization events. The four MISSE centers include the African-American Cultural Center (Afro House), the Asian-Pacific American Cultural Center (APAC), the LGBTQ Resource Center, and the Latino Native American Cultural Center (LNACC).

Multicultural and International Student Support and Engagement:

Pomerantz Career Center:

Pomerantz Career Center provides career counseling and professional development opportunities for students.

Pomerantz Career Center:

Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP): 

The RVAP provides free, confidential, trauma-informed advocacy to all affected by sexual violence and promote social change through prevention education.

Rape Victim Advocacy Program:

Recreational Services: 

Recreational Services provides diverse recreational educational experiences and activities that encourage active lifestyles and habits amongst the University of Iowa community.

Recreational Services


During specific registration periods, students can register for the next term’s courses.  Often additional criteria must be met before a student can register, such as approval from their academic advisor.

Registration Information:


The registrar is responsible for maintaining class enrollment and all academic records.  The Office of the Registrar offers information about registration, academic calendars, tuition, residency requirements, and graduation requirements.  The Office of the Registrar also handles requests for transcripts.

Office of the Registrar:

Residence Hall (Res Hall): 

Residence halls are the on campus housing available to students.  They are casually called dorms.  However, unlike the dormitories of the past, residence halls are not just a place for students to sleep.  Residence hall staff provide programming, tutoring, social opportunities, and emotional support to students.

Housing and Dining:

Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator (OSMRC):

The Office of the Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator coordinates the University’s response to reports of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.

Office of the Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator:

Speaking Center: 

The Speaking Center offers one-on-one and small group tutoring and consultation to students and instructors who would like to work on any aspect of oral communication.

Speaking Center:

Student Accountability:

The office of Student Accountability is dedicated to encouraging responsible community behavior, educating UI students, and facilitating accountability in situations where violations of the Code of Student Life have occurred.

Office of Student Accountability

Student Care and Assistance:

Student Care and Assistance provides resources for students in emergency or crisis situations, and includes a variety of different programs. Student Care and Assistance is a central location that provides coordinated efforts along with campus partners to assist students with overcoming challenges to be successful and continue towards graduation.

Student Care and Assistance:

Student Disability Services (SDS): 

Student Disability Services works to assure accessibility through reasonable accommodations to qualified students who currently demonstrate a condition producing significant functional limitation.

Student Disability Services:

Student Engagement & Campus Programs:

We know that students who are engaged in their campus experience are more likely to be successful as University of Iowa students. We’re here to help! The Office of Student Engagement & Campus Programs provides students with opportunities to develop their interests, choose experiences that align with their goals, and enhance their education both in and outside of the classroom.


Student Health & Wellness:

Student Health & Wellness provides appointments for both health (illness, injury, etc.) and wellness (nutrition, physical activity, stress, tobacco, &Sexual Health) related concerns.

Student Health and Wellness:

Supplemental Instruction (SI):

 SI is a free resource where fellow students (SI Leaders) facilitate activities to help you understand specific courses better.

Supplemental Instruction:

TRIO Student Support Services (TRIO SSS):

TRIO SSS is a supportive academic community that seeks to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds to do well academically, graduate in a timely manner, and be accepted to graduate or professional school if they choose to pursue education beyond the undergraduate level.

TRIO Student Support Services:

Tutor Iowa: 

A resource for students who would like additional academic assistance in a variety of courses. Tutor Iowa provides information regarding Supplemental Instruction, Private Tutors, Campus Help Labs, and all other academic resources available to them through the University.

Tutor Iowa:

University Counseling Service (UCS):

The UCS offers a variety of mental health consultation, counseling, and outreach services for currently enrolled University of Iowa students that contributes to a safe, welcoming, and aware of the multicultural campus community.

University Counseling Service:

University Housing and Dining (UHD):

University Housing and Dining works to provide clean, well-maintained, secure, healthy, and affordable housing and dining options designed to meet the diverse and evolving developmental, educational, and nutritional needs of students living in a multicultural community.

University Housing and Dining

Vice President for Student Life:

he Division of Student Life works to foster student success by creating and promoting inclusive educationally purposeful services and activities within in beyond the classroom. The office of the Vice President for student life achieves this mission by overseeing the numerous campus initiatives surrounding academics and the student experience at Iowa

Office of the Vice President for Student Life:

Women’s Resource & Action Center (WRAC): 

WRAC works to create greater equity for individuals and communities of all identities, with a particular focus on women, through activism, social justice initiatives, leadership training, advocacy, service, and personal and professional development.   


Writing Center:

The Writing Center assists with all writing projects, including multimedia projects, at any stage of development. The Writing Center service are free and available to anyone in the University of Iowa community (students, faculty, and staff). These functions are meant to help individuals become better writers, readers, and critical thinkers.

Writing Center: