Welcome to the Experience Iowa Blogs

Follow University of Iowa students and admission counselors as they blog about their Iowa experience. Check out the most recent posts below, or visit their individual blogs.

  • Almost there!
    By Enzo on Fri Apr 21st, 2017

    Hello and welcome back to Sigma Nu Zeta Omicron. We are near the end, but there’s still a lot to do.

    Although I’m more than ready for summer break, I still need to take care of several
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  • Course Breakdown
    By Olivia on Tue Apr 18th, 2017

    As my time at UIowa winds down I have become very nostalgic reminiscing about the academic course I’ve taken and wanted to make a quick list of my personal favorites organized by year. Working for Orientation Services
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  • Finals Part II: The Redemption
    By Mina on Tue Apr 18th, 2017

    Tomorrow will be my last midterm, which means that, after tomorrow, it will officially be finals season. I did okay on my finals last semester, but this semester “okay” isn’t good enough. Here are some tips to
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  • Campus Resources
    By Admission Counselors on Mon Apr 17th, 2017

    Hi Future Hawks!

    With just months left until you begin your first college classes at the University of Iowa, I want to remind you of resources available to help you succeed academically and personally at the University
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  • College: Expectations vs. Reality
    By Rachel on Mon Apr 17th, 2017

    If there’s one thing I’ve learned about my overall experience during my first year of college, it’s that I shouldn’t have set my expectations so high. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had a pretty great time so
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  • Getting over the Spring Break Lull
    By Sehseh on Mon Mar 27th, 2017

    Starting from the moment you set foot back on campus in January, all eyes are on Spring Break. Spring Break is this wonderful, week-long break that happens in the middle of March for the University of Iowa.
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  • The Small Big10
    By Caitlin on Wed Feb 15th, 2017

    When people think of Iowa a lot of different things come to mind. We are a Big10 campus with over 20,000 undergraduates walking around and another 10,000 or so in the graduate programs. That’s 30,000 people walking
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  • Dorm Life: Expectation vs. Reality
    By Kat on Wed Feb 1st, 2017

    Coming into college, everyone tends to have  a lot of expectations. People see college dorm rooms in movies and on pinterest and they tend to paint a false picture of what it is actually like. Some misconceptions
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  • Spring Festival Feast
    By Zihan on Mon Feb 6th, 2017

    Happy Chinese Spring Festival!
    This is the year of Rooster, 2017, according to the Chinese lunar calendar. As a native Chinese, spring festival is my favorite time of the year. People usually have winter vacations during this
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