Visiting campus is a great opportunity for both parents and students. Parents get a chance to reconnect with their student and see how much they've grown in the University environment. Students get show their parents the campus and the new life they've created for themselves. Visits can be very intense but also very rewarding for everyone.
Depending on the part of the semester, student can sometimes be very busy. We encourage parents to be involved and visit, but we also suggest making sure that a visit will work with your student's academic and social schedule.
The Office of Admissions has a helpful page on making travel arrangements for a visit to campus, including directions and maps.
Admissions - Making Travel Arrangements
Places to Stay
There are a number of full service and limited service hotels in Iowa City, including several that are close to campus. The Iowa House hotel is on campus at the Iowa Memorial Union, and in easy walking distance to most of the University residence halls.
Iowa City/Coralville - Where to Stay
There are a number of parking lots and ramps on and near campus. Parking can sometimes be difficult, and so whenever possible we encourage parents to stay near campus and plan to walk and take the Cambus during their visit.
Campus Parking Maps
Residence Hall Map