Reminders for parents
Send your student a Hawkeye care package
University Housing & Dining offers specialty goodie packages that are delivered to students to let them know that someone is thinking of them during birthdays, sickness, exams, or just because. You'll find cakes, birthday bags, get-well kits, fruit baskets, balloon bouquets, and more in the selection of Hawkeye treats.
Orders should be placed at least a week in advance for anything other than get-well kits (those will be delivered as soon as possible) by calling 319-335-3000. More information is available online at housing.uiowa.edu/departments/residentialdining/littleextras.htm
University Counseling Service offers help to parents, students
Many college students encounter academic, personal, and social stress. Parents are frequently in a position to identify when their daughter or son is in distress. Moreover, students often turn to their parents and caregivers for advice and support.
University Counseling Service is available to consult with parents who have concerns about their student. Staff members will help you assess the situation, learn about resources so you can suggest the most appropriate help when talking with your student, and clarify your own feelings about your students' situation. For more information, visit www.uiowa.edu/ucs/helpingparent or call 319-335-7294
Fiske Guide names Iowa a 'Best Buy'
For the seventh straight year, The University of Iowa has been designated a "Best Buy" in the Fiske Guide to Colleges, and for the fifth year running, the UI is the only Big Ten school on the list.
To receive a "Best Buy" designation, schools had to have high academic rankings, an inexpensive or moderate price, and a high quality of student life on campus. The guide describes Iowa as "one of the most dynamic schools in the country—and one of the best values to boot." It also describes UI as "a bargain compared with other Big Ten schools … The scope of its academic programs is broad and social activities abound—especially when it comes to rooting for their Hawkeyes."