First-Year Experience


Events and Announcements

Events & Deadlines for First-Year Students

Don't let a deadline pass or miss any fun student event.

Become a fan on Facebook!

Follow Us on Facebook

Easily stay connected to the Tippie undergraduate First-Year Experience.

Student Organizations

Student Organizations

Broaden your academic experience at Tippie while making friends.

Welcome from the Undergraduate Dean

Ken Brown

Professor Ken Brown
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Program
Henry B. Tippie
College of Business

Welcome to the University of Iowa's Henry B. Tippie College of Business. While it's great to be a Hawkeye, it is even better to be a Hawkeye who studies business.

The Tippie College of Business is a special place because of our students. As a Tippie student, we expect you to work hard in your classes, get involved with student organizations and college events, and do things the right way. The Tippie College of Business will give you the opportunity to do great things.

I know you have what it takes to be a successful business student. With your help, we can make a great business school even better. Thanks for joining the Tippie team. I look forward to getting to know you.

Direct Admit Seminar

Direct admission students are required to take course 6B:020 during their first semester at the University of Iowa. An important benefit is that the course instructor will also serve as your academic advisor. This course is designed to facilitate a successful transition to college. Topics include Tippie College traditions and expectations; skills for academic and personal success; majors and academic opportunities; advisor/advisee responsibilities; campus resources; career exploration skills; living and working in a multicultural and global society. The course encourages students to be actively engaged in the Henry B. Tippie College of Business and University of Iowa communities.