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.

  • 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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  • How to prepare for Iowa’s climate
    By Sehseh on Wed Feb 15th, 2017

    Being from the Midwest makes you think that you’re prepared for anything related to the weather. But, I assure you, you’re not. Iowa has a high unpredictability about the weather. Take Valentine’s Day 2017 for instance. It
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  • Tip Tuesday: Procrastination
    By Olivia on Tue Feb 14th, 2017

    With midterms around the corner, hopefully everyone has started to study for their exams! If you’re like me my freshman-junior year, you most likely plan on waiting until the day before an exam to delve into the
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  • The Final Stretch
    By Admission Counselors on Fri Feb 10th, 2017

    It’s about four months away from your high school graduation, congratulations! But don’t forget about your long-term goals. Before you know it, you will be caught up in the excitement with the end of high school activities,
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  • Changes II
    By Enzo on Mon Feb 13th, 2017

    Hello and welcome back to the late Sigma Nu Zeta Omicron. I’m mostly sorry for my delay, but this time I had not only a lot of homework but I also had to study for a chemistry exam
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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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  • How to Dance for 24 Continuous Hours
    By Mina on Mon Feb 6th, 2017

    Step 1: Prepare Yourself
    First and foremost, let me make this clear: DANCE MARATHON DAY IS NOT LEG DAY!!  It is 1am as I am writing this, and my legs are already killing me due to my workout yesterday
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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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  • Getting Cozy at Iowa
    By Rachel on Fri Feb 3rd, 2017

    If you’re familiar with the weather patterns of this fabulous state, you know that you need to be prepared for anything. One morning in the winter, you could wake up to sunny skies and temperatures high in
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  • The Last Post
    By Sarah on Fri Jan 6th, 2017

    Hey Hawkeyes!

    Since I have officially graduated from the University of Iowa this will be my last blog post and be prepared, it’s gonna be a long one. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to blog
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  • Shakespeare’s Hands
    By Austin on Tue Jan 3rd, 2017

    I nearly came in contact with the first ever portfolio of William Shakespeare’s plays, and history should be glad that I didn’t.

    The University of Iowa had brought the folio to campus through a tour commemorating the
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  • Home Sweet Home?
    By Julio on Tue Nov 29th, 2016

    I’m homesick. This time it’s bad, worse than the first time. After a week-long hiatus from anything academic, spending the night back in my dorm is anything but exciting. I say this bitterly after spending the week
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