Welcome to the Guide to Graduate and Professional Student Life at the University of Iowa! This guide is written, edited, and maintained by current students working with Graduate and Professional Student Government, and is intended to provide prospective, incoming, and current UI students with resources to help manage their professional and personal lives. Pursuing an advanced degree can be as intellectually invigorating and challenging as it is stressful and intimidating. We recognize that graduate and professional students are integral to UI's research and teaching missions, and that they are a unique population with specific needs. It is our sincere hope that the UI Grad Guide will answer many questions you may have about living and working in the Iowa City area.
Further down this page (under University Resources and More) you will find official University of Iowa resources relating to your studies and employment, including course registration, parking, campus groups, health services and benefits, professional development opportunities, and much more. (**Note that these are all University-level resources. Individual departments and programs may have more specific information about required courses and professional organizations.)
You will also find guides for Housing, Health and Wellness, Transportation, Shopping, Athletics, Community Resources, local services, and other topics related to living in and transitioning to the Iowa City Area.
The Event Calendar updates regularly with links to academic events as well as local venues and Iowa City-sponsored events. If you're looking for upcoming speakers, conferences, or festivals, this is a great starting point.
Here you will find a catalogue of the most popular places graduate students frequent. Whether you're interested in trying the local cuisine, need a coffee shop to work in, or want to explore the entertainment and nightlife of the Iowa City area, you can easily find venues here! Use the categories navigator (right margin) to search by genre. Clicking on an individual entry will yield a map and links to external websites.
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The Irish Writing Program is a rigorous creative writing study abroad program requiring talent, commitment, and discipline. Its goal is to help aspiring writers become better at their craft.
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University Capitol Centre
Restoring Our Waters, Healing Our Planet
Featuring Keith Sahm, Co-Founder of Force Blue: uniting Special Operations veterans with coral reef conservation for the betterment of both
7-9 PM: Panel & Film: Iowa's Water, Unhealthy...
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Please join Tracie Morris and Tom Drury for a reading in the Frank Conroy Reading Room at 8pm on Wednesday, February 20th.
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Medical Education Research Facility
Thursday, February 21st from 12-1
Carver College of Medicine - MERF 2126
The UI's Human Trafficking Initiative (HTI) will be hosting University of Iowa School of Social Work alumna Maggie Tinsman, a former...
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University of Iowa Museum of Natural History
The UI Museum of Natural History will put on Art Nite again this year! Join us our magical gallery space after-hours for open sketch-nite:
Thursday, January 31 Thursday, February 7th (rescheduled...
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Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Iowa Edge Student Organization general body meeting.