Orientation at the imu

Each year, the IMU serves as a welcoming place for students and families attending orientation at the University of Iowa. Here are a few resources that may be helpful during your visit.

Where is the IMU?

Orientation takes place at the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU) which is located at 125 N Madison St, Iowa City, IA 52242. For parking, you should have a parking pass (included with your orientation confirmation letter) for the parking garage directly across from the IMU. Note: if the IMU ramp is full, orientation staff will redirect you to the North Ramp located two blocks north of the IMU.

More orientation resources 

Iowa Hawk Shop 

The Iowa Hawk Shop, located on the ground floor of the IMU, is where you will be able to find University of Iowa Hawkeye apparel, gifts and accessories, books and supplies, and more. Tech Connection, located inside the Iowa Hawk Shop, offers educationally priced software, an authorized Apple Service Center, and all of your technology needs. 

Where to eat

The Union Station Food Court, located in the ground floor of the IMU, offers a wide variety of food. Here you can order a pizza from Godfather's or fresh baked deli sandwiches from Erbert and Gerbert. Not that hungry but want something for on-the-go? Try Java Hawk Express or the Union Market-both are also located in the IMU. ***Credit cards accepted are MasterCard and Visa. There is an ATM located on the ground floor of the IMU as well. There are also plenty of places to eat in downtown Iowa City


Due to flooding in 2008, the entire ground floor (and other areas) of the IMU were damaged and completely ruined.The Flood Mitigation and Recovery Project is primarily complete. You will see construction underway on exterior areas of the IMU, with the surrounding ground areas being finalized.

Where to stay

The Iowa House Hotel offers high-speed Internet access, complementary breakfast, cable TV, and fitness facilities. The best part? It's located inside of the IMU. Located only 2 blocks from downtown Iowa City, and in the heart of the University of Iowa's campus, the Iowa House Hotel is a great option for any time you choose to stay in Iowa City. There are also other lodging areas in the Iowa City area as well. 





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