Thinking about joining the Hawkeye Family?

Apply Today


Flag at Kinnick


From now to then...


IOWA has a rich military tradition going back to 1861 when 124 students laid down their books to fight.  The first military course was established in 1864 and in 1874 a well-organized military department is initiated, with First Lt. Alexander D. Schenck leading the first State University of Iowa Battalion. 

Continuing this tradition there are currently more than 2,200 Veterans, dependents, and active-duty members attending the University of Iowa.

Find out why so many Veterans choose to join the Hawkeye family!

Soldiers Lined up Inside Armory

Soldiers lined up for a military drill inside the Armory, The University of Iowa, 1920

Color Guard 2015

We are here to help!


From the Veterans Lounge and Computer Lab to MVSS and VETS, IOWA is dedicated to our Veterans, dependents, and active-duty members and offer many resources to assist along their academic journey.

See what resources are available available to Veterans and military-connected students at IOWA!

Student Resources          Student Benefits