For information on the University of Iowa’s response to COVID-19, please visit the Campus Coronavirus Updates website.

Getting Started: HawkID, Email, and Courses

Main Websites and Resources

General information about the University can be found on the UI Main Website, as well as important links to various services.


  • You’ll need a Hawk ID to access UIowa Library Services, the Outlook email client, and more. If you have already applied for a graduate program, then you should have been prompted to request an account. If not, follow the steps described here. (**Note that your HawkID should be the first letter of your first name and your last name (e.g. This is different from your email, which should be

Using your HawkID:

MyUI, ICON, MAUI, and Human Resources

Helpful Apps

  • Bongo tracks the Cambus service and provides real-time estimates on arrival times and routes via GPS tracking devices. 
  • Hawk Watch  (sponsored by the Department of Public Safety) allows users to anonymously report incidents and receive up to date information on crime and suspicious activity on campus.
  • UI Mobile allows you to access many University services more conveniently.