Experience Iowa Blogs

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

  • CaitlynFreshie to (Incoming) Freshie pt. 1
    By Caitlyn on Wed Jan 10th, 2018

    First semester was a happy blur of successes and failures. With less than a week before the start of second semester, I wanted to reflect on what I’ve learned through my first semester experiences and share what
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  • RachelFirst Semester Re-Views
    By Rachel on Mon Jan 8th, 2018

    Hi. I know, I know. I was really bad at blogging consistently this semester. This writing became something I’d constantly set aside these last 16 weeks and I feel really bad about it. I’ve experienced so much
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  • LizbethDear First Semester
    By Lizbeth on Wed Dec 27th, 2017

    Dear first semester,

    You kicked my butt. While my grades aren’t horrible, they’re the lowest they’ve ever been. Honestly, I came in thinking it would be a sweep just as high school was, but you proved me
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  • SamanthaChristmas Wishlist
    By Samantha on Mon Dec 18th, 2017

    Hi Mom! Hi Dad! I’ve created my very own Christmas wish list that will help me excel at Iowa next semester!!! Coming into Iowa I didn’t think about what I needed, but as the months went on,
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  • KamrynA Semester of Trial and Error
    By Kamryn on Sun Dec 31st, 2017

    They say you learn a lot about yourself during college, and I definitely learned a lot about myself (and life) through trial and error during my first semester at the University of Iowa. I was away from home for
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  • CaitlinThis Time of Year
    By Caitlin on Fri Dec 15th, 2017

    Ask any college student how they are doing right now, and the response will probably be a combination of mumbles groans and a tear or two. Dead week sucks. I’m not going to sugar coat it, and
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  • EnzoThanksgiving break 2017!
    By Enzo on Wed Nov 29th, 2017

    Hello! Welcome back to Sigma Nu Zeta Omicron! I hope you all had a nice break!

    Thanksgiving break was amazing. I managed to divide it so I got done with all my homework by Wednesday and had
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  • DerekTake Five…or Ten
    By Derek on Tue Nov 28th, 2017

    I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving. I know I sure did. The food was great, but spending time with family and friends is what puts the icing on the cake (which I had a lot
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  • CallieHidden Gems: an all inclusive guide to places you didn’t know existed
    By Callie on Mon Oct 30th, 2017

    Hey everyone! Welcome back to the hottest (let’s be honest, with this weather it’s the coldest) spot to find fun new places on campus. My personal favorite finds are a good place to find the perfect cup
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