College is an adventure! This community allows you to explore academic options, leadership opportunities, and campus resources at Iowa in a fun, creative way. Through campus involvement, you will discover how your individual passions relate to different majors and career choices. This LLC will not be offered for the 2017-18 Academic Year. We recommend the Experience Iowa LLC as an alternative. 

Programming for Explore

Programming may vary from year to year. Past programs in this community have included:

  • Camera Scavenger Hunt for Resources: Find your way around campus while learning where important resources are 
  • Last Lecture Program: Learn about famous “Last Lectures” and brainstorm what your own might include
  • Making the Most of Your Summer: Meeting with the Career Center or Academic Advising to discuss ways to enhance your resume or class schedule using the summer months
  • Soulpancake Pancake Feed: Enjoy some pancakes while answering life’s big questions


CLAS:1700:0001 - Got CLAS? Blending the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Majors with Your Passions: Process of choosing a major; focus on strengths, discover passions, and dream of possibilities while cultivating an active, complementary university experience; develop mentoring relationships with faculty, voice fears about choosing a major and career, take risks in revising and expanding life and career expectations; introduction to majors within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS); assessments to define strengths and interests, reflection of experiences.

CLAS:1600:0001 - Life Design: How interests and talents can be paired up to achieve a fulfilling life; what students are passionate about; address questions (i.e., How can you identify what you're good at? How can you build a life of purpose and meaning? How can you cultivate mentors? What is the relationship between ambition, drive, and success? What major might be the best fit and how can University resources help your academic and personal success?); portfolio of reflective exercises, activities, journal assignments.

Who Lives Here

This community accepts first-year students only.

For More Information

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