Chat with IVETS

Chat with an IVETS team member on Zoom!

Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

GI Bill® Updates

As of March 21, the CARES Act determined that courses that were originally in-person and became virtual due to COVID-19 will still qualify as residential courses. This means that your benefits will remain the same if you sign up for courses that were originally in-person. This rule remains in effect from March 1, 2020 to December 21, 2020. See the VA FAQ or the Veterans Education Success overview for more details. Email with benefits related questions. 

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Need Accommodations?

The University of Iowa is offering Temporary Alternative Learning Arrangements for students who are more vulnerable to COVID-19, or who live with someone who is at a greater risk if they contract the virus.

Academic Tips and Tricks

Wondering how to succeed in your language course, how to prepare for office hours, or tips for studying effectively? Visit Academic Support & Retention's Academic Tips page to watch short, informative videos with loads of helpful information.

Online learning got you down?

Check out these resources about learning online from the Office of Teaching, Learning and Technology. 

Virtual Tutoring Options

Math Platoon

Fall 2020: September 1-December 10

Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. 

Join the virtual tutoring sessions on Zoom, no appointment necessary. 

Contact with questions. 

Chemistry Platoon

Chemistry Platoon is on hiatus during the COVID-19 crisis. 

COVID-19-Related Financial Aid Questions?

The Office of Student Financial Aid has answers.

If you have experienced expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19, you may apply for a Federal CARES Act Emergency Grant through MyUI starting May 4th.

For GI Bill®/Veteran benefits-related questions, contact the IVETS office at 


From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. families can drive or walk to the following locations to pick up both lunch and breakfast for the following day for kids and teens under the age of 18. The meals are free for any students, no verification is required.

Participating schools include: City High School, West High School, North Central Junior High, Northwest Junior High School, Twain Elementary School, Hills Elementary School, Grant Wood Elementary School

Participating Mobile Home parks:  Breckenridge, Cole/Thatcher, Lakeridge, and Regency. 

The food pantries of Johnson County are also delivering food to those without access to other resources. Residents in the county can call 319-519-6165 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to request food delivery. That delivery will usually happen within 48 hours. Residents will receive pre-packed bags of food on what is available at the time.

To find places to receive meals in your area, check out this interactive map. 

Call 319 535 2684 to schedule a free telemedicine appointment through UI Mobile Clinic

Need a helping hand?

Iowa City Errand-ers can help. This University of Iowa student-led organization connects people who are in need of an errand to be run (grocery shopping, item pick-up, etc.) with a volunteer. This service is available in the Iowa City area. Request an errand.

Need a mask? 

Visit MaskHelpers to get a free homemade mask mailed to you. 

Looking for things to do? 

Located all around the state of Iowa, Little Free Libraries have free books available for you to pick up and provide a place for you to donate your used ones. Find one near you.

Looking for ways to help? 

Donate & Drop Off Food for Those in Need

The food pantries of Johnson County are offering grocery delivery to those in need. 

You can donate to food to local pantries to help those without access to other resources. You can also volunteer to help deliver food. Contact any of the following pantries to discuss how to donate food or your time: 
CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank 
Coralville Community Food Pantry 
IC Compassion
North Liberty Community Pantry ​

Donate Personal Protective Equipment to Health Professionals

Support local health professionals working during the crisis. See what the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics need and what Mercy Iowa City needs. 

Run Errands with Iowa City Errand-ers

Volunteer to run errands for people in the Iowa City area for whom it is challenging to leave the house at this time. Check out Iowa City Errand-ers

Donate Blood & Plasma

Read about the importance of donating blood and plasma if you are well in this article from the American Red Cross. You can donate blood and plasma in the Iowa City area at the University of Iowa DeGowin Blood CenterBiotest, and the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center