Every fall brings an air of anticipation to The University of Iowa, but this one is a little different. Over the summer, the University weathered a record flood that tested the campus community, but left it looking forward.
The semester’s first weeks offer the usual opportunities to explore and connect. Students are settling into campus residence halls—including Mayflower, which the flood temporarily closed. Arts, sports, and events like the annual Welcome Week celebration go on as planned. All academic programs—even those relocated from flood-damaged buildings to alternate facilities—proceed without interruption.
But while cleanup and rebuilding have progressed faster than predicted, parts of campus continue to recover. Students should confirm class locations on ISIS, use care when getting around, and remain patient, adaptable, and informed. The links below offer starting points for more information.
As the flood of 2008 loomed, thousands of volunteers—students, faculty, staff, alumni, neighbors, and friends—turned out to protect their University. That inspiring, unprecedented effort continues today, now focused on building a revitalized University of Iowa that’s stronger than ever.
This fall marks the usual beginnings, but also something more—the start of what’s sure to be a remarkable chapter in UI history.
Flood recovery information
Class locations on ISIS
Building locations and maps
Cambus routes and schedules
Welcome Week activities
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