On Iowa!, a new, required immersion experience for all first-year students, will kick off the fall 2011 semester. The program will provide a comprehensive introduction to University life, including the skills necessary to be a successful University of Iowa student within and beyond the classroom.
During On Iowa!, students will build connections with new and current students, learn about University history and traditions, and become familiar with the expectations of the IOWA Challenge. Students will learn about what to expect academically, and how to be successful at Iowa. An emphasis will be placed on setting goals, staying safe and healthy, and getting engaged on campus.
Many faculty and staff members have participated in the yearlong planning process for On Iowa!—now the program needs volunteers to implement the program Aug. 19-21. Interested faculty and staff can find a detailed On Iowa! schedule, frequently asked questions, and the volunteer sign-up survey at oniowa.uiowa.edu.