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The University of Iowa

Winter 2012


Student-centered spaces

Mom and Dad of the Year

Kelly Bender

A letter from the Parents Association

How sabbaticals really work

Real-world reporting

New registration system online for campus housing


Reminders for parents

Important dates

University calendar


Reminders for parents

Resources for off-campus housing available

The majority of UI students live off-campus, and some will sign or renew leases for the fall as early as January. To help students understand their rights and responsibilities as tenants, the University offers the following resources:

  • Off-Campus Housing Services offers students one site to view housing listings, meet up with potential roommates, and find sublets. The site also features an extensive resources section with information about tenant-landlord issues, leases, security deposits, safety, and more. The organization also co-sponsors an annual Off-Campus Housing Fair, scheduled this year for Jan. 31 in the Iowa Memorial Union.
  • Student Legal Services offers free assistance to students with housing-related questions and concerns, including legal advice on tenant-landlord issues and lease reviewing.

University Housing & Dining seeking volunteers to help with move-in

University Housing & Dining will need up to 200 volunteers to assist with fall 2012 move-in. “CReW” members will help first-year students and their families move into their residence hall rooms on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 15 and 16.

CReW members who live in the residence halls will be permitted to move into their own rooms early, on Monday, Aug. 13, at no extra cost. (Regular move-in day for returning students will be Saturday, Aug. 18.)

Students interested in joining CReW should watch for an email with details about how to sign up in March. Details will also be posted at

Pomerantz Career Center holding career fairs in February

Spring semester may have just begun, but summer break—or graduation—will be here before you know it. Encourage your student to meet potential employers at the Spring Job & Internship Fair on Feb. 22, or at one of the UI’s many career fairs geared toward specific majors. For a complete list and more information, visit






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