Other UI Student Resources

Academic Resources

Academic Resources List

The Academic Advising Center has 46 advisors, administrators, and support staff dedicated to providing academic guidance and support to students as they enter and make their way through the university.

The Academic Resource Center offers the Supplemental Instruction (SI) program, a FREE, course-specific, peer-facilitated group study session that was developed to improve retention and academic success within historically challenging courses. SI sessions are held multiple times per week throughout the semester by a SI Leader. Leaders are successful students who have already mastered the course material. SI sessions are designed to be a fun and interactive way to learn the course material through group activities, discussions, and games! All you need to bring are any course materials that will help you be prepared to engage in the session.

The Conversation Center gives students, faculty, and staff a way to practice informal and intercultural communication skills.

Several departments on campus offer academic support in Help Labs, including one-on-one consultations, technology services, tutoring, and more.

In general, most services operate on a drop in, first come first serve basis. There are some exceptions to this including the Writing Center. It is important to plan ahead and either stop by the center or check out their website to learn the best steps to take to utilize their services.

Iowa Supports Education and Resources for Veterans and Enlisted Center (I-SERVE) helps VMC students transition into higher education at the University of Iowa.

The Center recruits and retains Veterans at the University of Iowa College of Education, provides career development, and helps Veterans secure financial, health, and other assistance.

The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled is housed in the Library of Congress. 

The resources listed in this reference guide are designed to assist disabled Veterans, as well as their families or other caregivers.

According to Public Law 89-522, NLS patrons who have been honorably discharged from the armed forces of the United States receive preference in the lending of books, recordings, playback equipment, musical scores and instructional texts, and other specialized materials.

The Speaking Center, housed in the Rhetoric Department in Rooms 410, 412, and 414 EPB, offers quality, one-on-one and small group tutoring and consultation to students and instructors on campus who would like to work on any aspect of oral communication.

Success in Rhetoric (SiR) is a free resource that helps you figure out how to be successful in your rhetoric course.  You can drop in for help with papers, speeches, projects, reading assignments or anything else related to RHET:1030, RHET:1040, or RHET:1060.

Tutor Iowa has information regarding Supplemental Instruction, private tutors, Help Labs, academic tips worksheets and more.

The Writing Center assists with all writing projects, including multimedia projects, at any stage of development. Their services are free and available to anyone in the University of Iowa community. Their job is to help you become a better writer, reader and critical thinker.

Employment and Internships Resources

Employment and Internships Resources

Handshake is the University of Iowa's primary online recruiting system. Start your job search here. 


It’s never too early to start looking for an internship!

You can start by meeting with a Pomerantz Career Center advisor for assistance. They can help you assess your interests, strengths and skills, create a resume, participate in practice interviews, research organizations and employers, and finally, search and apply for opportunities.

The Pomerantz Career Center has a wealth of information to aid students and alumni in every stage of their academic and career pursuits. The process of exploring careers and planning for the future can be overwhelming, but the Pomerantz Career Center is here to help!

Resources on career advising, networking, mock interviews, resumes, graduate and professional school applications, internships, gap year opportunities, job searches, and salary negotiations can be found on the Pomerantz Career Center website.

The Pomerantz Career Center also has Veteran-specific resources, including skill translators to convert military experience to a civilian resume, job application tips and portals, information on military friendly employers, career mentoring and advising, and Iowa-specific Veteran resources.

All students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor to discuss their specific goals and learn more about how the Pomerantz Career Center can benefit them throughout their academic and career journeys.


The Division of Student Life provides opportunities for students to work at the University of Iowa while completing their degree. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships Resources

Financial Aid and Scholarships Resources List

The University of Iowa offers an affordable first-rate education. The Office of Student Financial Aid is here to assist you with the costs of your educational investment. Their committed team of professionals works in partnership with you, providing information on available options and assisting you with the financial aid process.

The University of Iowa provides a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students through the Iowa Scholarship Portal. Scholarships are available to both incoming (first-year and transfer) and currently enrolled students.

Health and Wellness Resources

Health and Wellness Resource List

Iowa has several recreational facilities on campus. Their mission is to provide diverse recreational experiences that encourage active lifestyles.

Office of Institutional Equity (OIE). coordinates the university's response to reports of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking when those reports involve members of or visitors to the university community. Whatever your connection—whatever brings you to this website—you are not alone as you seek to address the problems you're facing. And we are here to assist.

RVAP provides free, confidential, trauma-informed advocacy to all affected by sexual violence and promote social change through prevention education.

Student Health provides a variety of medical services to University of Iowa undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.  

The Student Disability Services (SDS) at the University of Iowa strives to ensure a fair learning environment where students are able to succeed based on their own efforts and initiative. The SDS staff aspires the UI be a learning facility where students are unhampered in their academic pursuits by disadvantages associated with their particular disability. 

University Counseling Services supports mental well-being, nurtures student success, and contributes to a safe, welcoming, and multiculturally-aware campus community.

Housing and Legal Services Resources

Housing and Legal Services Resources List

University Housing & Dining creates environments and opportunities that support academic success and personal growth while living and dining on campus. 

Residence Life challenges students to embrace a sense of adventure, broaden experiences, and foster a community within secure, well-maintained student housing.

Student Legal Services (SLS) provides high quality, free advice and affordable legal representation for currently enrolled University of Iowa students. Whether you have questions regarding an alcohol offense, are considering a divorce, or need consultation before signing a lease or contract, SLS's professionally-trained staff is ready and willing to help you. SLS has helped University of Iowa students for more than 45 years. Know your rights.

The University of Iowa Student Government’s (UISG) Renter’s Guide for 2019-2020 provides you with data on landlords and property management companies in the Iowa City area, which was gathered from a survey administered by UISG in the spring of 2019. UISG hopes the information contained here will help to clarify questions that may arise during your search for off-campus housing and will contribute to the making of well-informed decisions when signing a lease.

Identity-Based Resources

Identity-Based Resources

Known as the Afro House, this space provides a supportive and inclusive environment and programs that empower students, faculty, staff, and community members to excel in their endeavors, stretch themselves to experience diversity, engage in activism, make positive choices, and serve their communities.

The Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC) serves as a center for Asian American and Pacific Islanders at the University of Iowa to have a space to interact with other minority students and to enhance their educational experience at the University of Iowa.

The Center for Diversity and Enrichment (CDE) provides pre-college student development, assistance with facilitating the enrollment process, academic coaching, and programs and activities that support the ability of underserved students to thrive and succeed at the University of Iowa. Academic Coaches are available to support students throughout all aspects of their college experience. CDE wants to make sure your transition to the university is a good one and that you are aware of the opportunities available on campus.

The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion provides leadership and resources to support the university's diversity, equity, and inclusion goals, as articulated in its Strategic Plan 2016-2021. The DDEI helps to coordinate the central diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and inform all parts of campus about opportunities happening across campus. The DDEI offices also assist efforts to recruit and retain faculty, staff, and students. The offices' primary goal is to enhance a welcoming, respectful and inclusive campus environment for all.

The vision of the Latino Native American Cultural Center (LNACC) is to develop and foster a sense of belonging where students can authentically engage with their personal, academic, cultural, emotional, and spiritual identities in a safe, trusting, loving, non-competitive, non-judgmental, yet challenging space.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VHA) is committed to providing quality care to all Veterans including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Veterans. Excellent care has no boundaries.

The program is dedicated to ensuring that all Veterans are aware of benefits, services and programs offered by the VA. The Iowa City VA Health Care System Minority Veterans program services the following minority Veterans: African American, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans (American Indians, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiians), and Pacific Island Americans.

Multicultural and International Student Support and Engagement is committed to supporting student success on the University of Iowa campus through planned activities at the four UI Cultural and LGBTQ Resource Centers, annual diversity programs, and student organization events

The Office of Graduate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Grad-DEI) at Iowa is committed to fostering a welcoming environment for graduate student populations that are historically underserved and underrepresented in higher education.

The vision of the Pride Alliance Center (Pride House) is to support student success and holistic wellness by providing a nurturing and affirming space for our LGBTQ students. The Pride House is a space for students to authentically exist and engage with their peers and UI community.

Student Disability Services (SDS) facilitates academic accommodations and services for students with disabilities to ensure everyone has equal access to course materials and activities.

The University of Iowa has over 500 student organizations from which you might choose, including the University of Iowa Veterans Association

WRAC works to create greater equity for individuals and communities of all identities, with a particular focus on women, through activism, social justice initiatives, leadership training, advocacy, service, and personal and professional development.

VA’s Whole Health System offers women Veterans proactive and personalized health care—empowering you to achieve your greatest level of health and well-being. Whole Health means the Whole You. From integrative health approaches like stress reduction, nutrition, and health coaching, to traditional clinical care and complementary health approaches—your journey to Whole Health starts here.

Social and Volunteering Resources

Social and Volunteering Resources List

CAB is your source for entertainment on campus. They provide a wide range of awesome activities for students every week throughout the year. Whether you're laughing yourself silly at one of their great comedy shows, or on the edge of your seat watching one of their incredible weekend movie series, they guarantee that you'll leave satisfied.

For more than 30 years, the University of Iowa Lecture Committee has brought some of the world's great thinkers to the University of Iowa campus. Speakers have included an impressive roster of national and international figures in science, politics, business, human rights, law, and the arts. Each year the university hosts from 6 to 10 thought-provoking lectures. These events help enrich Iowa's academic environment and enhance its reputation as a prestigious Big Ten university.

SCOPE Productions is the University of Iowa's Student Commission on Programming Entertainment. Based in Iowa City, SCOPE is dedicated to bringing quality concerts and entertainment to the University of Iowa campus and Iowa City community. 

As a university talent-buying group, SCOPE works as an independent and completely student-run organization. Our aim is to consistently book emerging and big name artists in a wide variety of genres at an affordable ticket price for students and the public.

The University of  Iowa Student Government (UISG) exists to represent, serve, and empower all University of Iowa undergraduate students. As a valued member of University Shared Governance, we offer input and guidance to staff, faculty, and administrators on issues that matter to students and act as the official student voice to the Board of Regents, the State of Iowa, and local and federal legislators. We also allocate the Student Activity Fee to organizations, services, and initiatives on campus that serve students. UISG listens to the diverse needs, concerns, and perspectives of the student body and constantly strives to respond with solutions that foster a better community for student living and learning.

GPSG is the student government for graduate and professional students at the University of Iowa. We represent UI's nearly 10,000 graduate and professional students and advocate on their behalf to university administrators, the Board of Regents, and state and federal legislators.

Our mission is simple: improve the experience of graduate and professional students at the University of Iowa.