47 things you should do at Iowa
Campus Activities Board posing and smiling with a performer

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Learn the Iowa Fight Song.

Statue of Nile Kinnick in front of Kinnick Stadium

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Touch the Nile Kinnick statue before a home football game for good luck.

Football spectators doing the Hawkeye Wave at the UIHC children's hospital

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Wave to the patients in University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital during the Hawkeye Wave.

People standing at the booth for participating in Homecoming

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Join one of the 600+ student organizations or start one yourself.

Rusty the stuffed sloth at the UI Museum of History

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See Rusty, the giant sloth, at the Museum of Natural History.

A performer playing guitar on stage

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Attend a late-night CAB event.

Two students laughing wearing Hawkeye gold shirts

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Wear an Iowa shirt while you’re away from the state (and count how many people say “Go Hawks!”).

Student throwing a large paper airplane on the Pentacrest

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Study or nap on the Pentacrest.

Dr. Jane Goodall speaking to a group

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Attend a guest lecture on campus.

Two students playing video games in a dorm room

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Live in the residence halls.

Marching band playing music and marching on Kinnick stadium

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Watch a Hawkeye Marching Band performance.

Person walking and touching the brain rock

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Touch the Brain Rock before an exam.

View of the Old Capitol building

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Visit the inside of the Old Capitol.

Did you know the Old Capitol is a National Historic Landmark?

Three adults and a baby wearing Hawkeye sweatshirts

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Show your family around campus.

Cheerleaders raising their hands in front of fireworks

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Outside view of Pappajohn and Pomerantz Business Building

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Visit the Pomerantz Career Center and meet with an advisor.

People walking in street during the homecoming parade with a sign that reads "Go Hawks!"

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Participate in or attend the Homecoming Parade.

Two people talking in front of a blackboard

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Get to know one of your professors or attend office hours. Ask your professor, “How can I be successful in this course?”

A cambus driving up a hill

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Ride the Cambus.

A person wearing a University Housing and Dining shirt taking a selfie with Herky

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Take a selfie with Herky.

Two people looking at a model of a DNA helix

25

Take an interesting class just for fun. With over 200 areas of study and 5,000 classes offered, the possibilities are endless.

Four people standing in front of the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center sign

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Visit all 4 cultural and resource centers on campus.

Five students eating cupcakes on a table

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Treat yourself to frozen yogurt or a cupcake in the ped mall.

People dancing on a hardwood floor

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Try an exercise class at one of the recreation centers.

Three people in lab coats looking at something small with a magnifying glass

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Participate in or conduct student research. Nearly 1 in 3 undergraduate students are involved in research.

Two people making funny faces at a OnIowa table in the IMU Main Lounge

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Volunteer with an organization or event.

People standing line for a the Street Hawk food truck

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Eat at all 3 market places or grab food from the Street Hawk Food Truck.

Several performers in colorful outfits dancing on stage

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Experience a cultural organization’s event.

One student throwing a bag into a hole in the game of "Bags"

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Play a game in Hubbard Park.

People working and sitting in a coffee house

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Find a coffee shop and make it your own.

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Several people meeting in a meeting room

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Food sitting on a table

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Many people dancing in the IMU main lounge during Dance Marathon

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Participate in or give to Dance Marathon. The University of Iowa Dance Marathon has raised more than $27 million For The Kids.

Many black and gold cupcakes on a table

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Celebrate the University of Iowa’s Birthday on February 25th.

An author reading their work in front of a microphone and an audience

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Attend a reading hosted by the Writers’ Workshop.

Three grads preparing to throw their graduation caps in front of the old capitol

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Take a picture on the Old Capitol steps in your cap and gown.

Students in graduation caps, one without a cap celebrating

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