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Academic Initiatives and Programming

University Housing & Dining – Residence Education strives to provide educational and social programming for students living in our residence halls. Some of the programs include tutoring, MAP Works, Late Hour, Supplemental Instruction, Night Games, and many more events that support student development while at the University of Iowa.

Associated Residence Halls (ARH)

Associated Residence Halls (ARH) is the student governing body for the residence halls. It is an active organization whose mission is to serve as an advocate for student residents. ARH takes honor in focusing on a high quality living experience for residents through hall improvements, developmental programs, and events.

Herky C.A.R.E.S. Project 

The Herky C.A.R.E.S. (Civility-Advocacy-Responsibility-Engagement-Service) Project is a leadership opportunity for new, returning, and former residence hall students.  This group of students bring social justice, sustainability, and community responsibility programs and initiatives into the residence halls.  Signature events include International Student Socials, Herky Says Hello, the Energy Bowl, Hawks Don’t Hate, MLK Day ON, the Walls Between Us, and Herky Says Thanks.  Click the link to learn more about our opportunities, resources on campus, and how to join!   

National Residence Hall Honory (NRHH) - The Hawkeye Chapter

NRHH is a student organization representing the top 1% of student leaders in the residence halls. The mission of NRHH is to promote the organization’s two values: Service and Recognition. These are promoted primarily through initiatives such as “Students in Service” events and “Of the Month” awards. Members are chosen and inducted in the spring semester based on an application process. 

Student Success Coaches

Student Success Coaches are peer mentors who will meet with students two to three times throughout the semester to help set goals, find ways to meet those goals, and ultimately help students make a good transition to the University of Iowa.  


Residence Education offers free, walk-in tutoring in the residence halls in the following subjects:

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics