Experience Iowa

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Welcome first-year Hawkeyes! Come together with other first-year students to take advantage of everything the University of Iowa has to offer. Take pride in being a Hawkeye, and explore academic options, leadership opportunities, Iowa traditions, and campus resources in fun and creative ways. Make connections and learn skills that will set you up for success!

Programming for Experience Iowa

As a member of the Experience Iowa LLC, you will have the chance to participate in unique programming and have access to resources tailored to the needs and theme of the community. Anticipated programs include:

  • Get academic support as you make your transition to Iowa and learn what it takes to be successful from resources such as Academic Advising, tutoring, and supplemental instruction.
  • Learn how to get involved on campus and participate in one of our over 500 student organizations.
  • Participate in service events with your peers that benefit the Iowa City community.
  • Network with Iowa alumni and hear how they made the most of their time at Iowa.


Many of our Living Learning Communities require an academic course in common, which connects to the theme of the LLC. The courses that we offer are a great way for students to connect with their peers around their academics and form personal relationships with Iowa faculty, as well as delve deeper into the theme of their LLC. Courses for the 2017-2018 academic year have not yet been selected, so keep checking back for updates as we finalize course selection. 

Who Lives Here

This community is open to all students.

For More Information

Please contact Residence Education at 319-335-3700 or res-education@uiowa.edu.