Student Life News

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Preparing for finals: 9 tips to help you succeed

Monday, April 17, 2023
A little bit of planning can take you a long way, so consult these tips to make the most of your study time and ace your tests.

10 tips to prepare for spring break

Wednesday, March 1, 2023
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Dance Marathon 29 kicks off

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
The University of Iowa’s 29th Dance Marathon will take place tonight, February 3rd at 7 p.m. in the Iowa Memorial Union. Since 1993, the 24-hour dance fundraiser has raised over 34 million dollars for Dance Marathon children and their families. Students who participate meaningfully impact their surrounding community while also creating memories that last beyond their time at Iowa.
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6 Ways to Overcome Conflicts with your Roommate

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Living with a roommate can be a great experience, but when conflict arises, the situation can sour and you might not know what do to. Here are some tips to ensure that when you find yourself in a conflict, you have the tools and knowledge to mend the situation.
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Iowa Memorial Union to undergo major renovation to better serve students

Ninety-eight years ago, in 1925, the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU) opened, providing University of Iowa students a place to gather, participate in campus activities, and deepen their Hawkeye connections. As the IMU prepares for its 100th birthday, the university is looking to its future and how the building can continue to serve as a hub for student activity and support.
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Finals at IMU kicks off for Fall 2022

Monday, December 12, 2022
As finals week begins, students are working hard to prepare for their exams and projects. To aid students in their studies, the IMU will host a variety of events, giving out free food, showing movies, and holding mental health exercises.

5 tips to be successful on final exams

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Finals can be a challenging and stressful time. Not only are all your assignments and papers officially due, but you might also be preparing to return home for winter break or even graduate from the university.

An update from University Counseling Service

Monday, October 31, 2022
University Counseling Service (UCS) is focused on capacity-building, efficiency, and sustainability. I am excited to be here at a time where mental health and well-being are supported at the highest level of leadership. President Wilson has named mental health and well-being as a strategic priority, and both presidents of the Undergraduate Student Government and the Graduate and Professional Student Government have listed mental health and well-being in their strategic plans.