UISG welcomes new Hawkeyes


Greetings and welcome to the University of Iowa! We are so excited to have a brand new class of Hawkeyes joining us. We know that you will find your niche and thrive here, just as we have. From your first night in the residence halls to the moment you turn your tassel, your University of Iowa experience is bound to be a unique and incredible one. 

At the UI, you will receive the best education in the country. World-renowned for its strength in the sciences, arts, and humanities, the quality of a UI degree is unmatched for sure. But let’s be honest; learning is about more than just what happens in the classroom. We are both political-science majors, but we have sought to enrich our experience by taking advantage of the holistic advantage of the university. We’ve added an additional major in social work and a minor in Spanish (Liz), as well as a minor in art history and a certificate in fundraising and philanthropy communication (Morgan). We encourage you to enjoy the academic freedom you have at Iowa but also add to your education by joining student organizations, volunteering, exploring the recreation opportunities in and around Iowa City, and making friends from all walks of life.

As a Hawkeye, you will be asked to excel in the classroom, stretch your horizons, and experience new things, engage in any of the more than 550 student organizations or other activities offered, choose a healthy lifestyle, and serve the communities you are a part of.

It seems like a lot, but there are resources and opportunities here to help you meet the Iowa Challenge. If you can’t find them, try talking to your RA or even let us know. You can give us a call at (319) 315-3860. Or, better yet, just stop by our office. We’re located on the second floor of the IMU in the Student Activities Center. You know those scooters you used to wiggle around on in elementary PE class? Well, we have one. Seriously. His name is Roger the Roller Racer. If you stop by, we might even let you give old Roger a whirl. 

Congratulations on becoming a Hawkeye. We know that picking a college isn’t easy, but you’ve made a great decision. Many say college is the best four years of your life. You’re going to have a great time here, but it will only be some of the best. Your experience here will prepare you for the best years of your life. Iowa will challenge you. It will change you. You will change the world.

We can’t wait to meet you, Class of 2019. See you soon.

As always, On Iowa and Go Hawks.
Liz Mills and Morgan Brittain
UISG president and vice president

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