Pappajohn Business Building

Want to get admitted to Tippie?

For students seeking spring 2022 admission to Tippie there are only four easy steps:

  1. Review the admission criteria, and see your advisor or contact Lindsey if you have any questions.
  2. Apply to Tippie by Friday, October 1 via the Change of College Application on MyUI.
  3. Complete the Pre-Admission Requirement (PAR). The Pre-Admission Requirement (PAR) consists of a mandatory ICON module to be released after October 1. Admissions will cancel the applications of students who fail to complete the Pre-Admission Requirement (PAR).
  4. Ensure transcripts for any transfer courses are received by the Office of Admissions by January 10.

Note: courses taken during the winter session may not be used to meet admission criteria for spring.

Contact Lindsey with any admissions-related questions.

End of semester, end of term

Well, we are almost there. Its finals week for an entire academic year with COVID-19. Its been a year that has challenged us all to different degrees.

I know some of you have really struggled with motivation in the online environment and perhaps even lost family and friends to the virus. To those of you, I am so sorry for your loss.

Yet others were more inconvenienced than struck with tragedy. Whatever your situation, I hope that you can reflect on this year and feel a sense of accomplishment. You’ve made it through a global pandemic with all of its downstream challenges. I wish I could congratulate you face-to-face with a handshake and free snacks. Especially in a pandemic, we all could use free snacks.

While many of you know, I also want to let you know that this year marks an ending for me just as it does for those of you graduating. After 7 years in my position (including 2 full “terms” plus another year to help with COVID planning), I am stepping down and returning to a teaching and research role. The Tippie College of Business, aided by a committee of faculty and staff with input from student leaders, is searching for my replacement as I write this. We hope an appointment will be made by the end of this month. The program and the office is in great hands, whoever the replacement turns out to be, because of the remarkable staff, students, and faculty leaders we have here.

It has been an honor serving as your Associate Dean, and working with student leadership in particular. I mentioned this to the Tippie Senators, and I will repeat it again here — many of our best ideas for how to improve Tippie come from YOU. Your energy and insight are catalysts for change in our college and, frankly, in our broader communities as well. I encourage you to keep using your voice to propose solutions to challenges that we face, big and small. You may not always be met with agreement but you will learn in the process and you can be confident that you are doing the right thing by speaking up.

In that vein, I’d welcome any parting suggestions or feedback you have, positive or negative. Email is usually best, but if you’d like to chat, email and we can set up a time ( I admire each of you for your persistence, as imperfect as it may have been at times. Perfect should never be our goal; we should strive to be true to ourselves and make progress making ourselves and our world a little better every day.

Finally, I’m grateful for the opportunity to learn with you. I have learned so much working this in role. I remain committed to Tippie, University of Iowa, and the state of Iowa and will use my voice to continue to make a stronger, more supportive, and more inclusive community. 

Best wishes to you as you finish finals and head into the summer months and toward whatever next challenge awaits you. I wish you health, happiness, and peace of mind that you are in the right place, doing the right things taking steps toward a better tomorrow. 

– Ken Brown



Attention Graduates- Hawkeye Farewell on the Pentacrest is this week!

This week is an opportunity for graduates to celebrate their final days as students at the University of Iowa. Distribution of commencement materials will occur for Spring 2021 degree applicants. Professional photo opportunities and the chance to snap a photo with Graduation Herky will be additional activities to enjoy. Activities will occur on the Pentacrest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

More details can be found here.


Drop Deadline – THIS FRIDAY (5/7) at 4:30pm

The date to drop a course this semester is this Friday, May 7th at 4:30 p.m. CST.   Dropping a course now will result in receiving a “W” on your transcript.  Here are directions on how to drop a course through MyUI.

The drop deadline change does not apply to off-cycle courses. If your course is shorter than a full semester, you can view the drop deadlines for that course at the Registrar’s Course Deadline Lookup.

If you have questions about dropping a course, please reach out to your academic advisor.

Almost Alumni Week 2021 – April 26-30, 2021

Almost Alumni Week (AAW) List of Events for Seniors

Let’s come together one final time to celebrate the Tippie spring Class of 2021. We’ll be hosting in person (yes!) and virtual events that will help you reflect on your time at Tippie but also welcome you to the alumni community!

Monday, April 26: ALL WEEK LONG

  • Memory Wall: Head up to the BizHub and share your favorite Tippie or Hawkeye memory on the Memory Wall located next to Pat’s Too. The Memory Wall will be up all week so please stop by the read other students’ favorite memories from the past four years and share yours!
  • Thank You Note Station: Stop by the Thank you note station located next to the Memory Wall by Pat’s Too and write your favorite Tippie faculty member, TA, advisor, or staff member a quick note of thanks! Tippie Senate will make sure your note is delivered to the proper recipient. There is no limit on the amount of gratitude you can share!

Tuesday, April 27 – 2pm CST

  • First Annual Darty and Bags Tourney. Yes, you read correctly! Tippie Senate is hosting a Graduation Celebration Darty in the Tippie Lawn and Patio on Tuesday starting at 2pm. Grab a soda and enjoy yard games like Kan Jam and Spike Ball. The Bags Tournament will start at 3:30 and the winning teams receive two sets of Tippie Pint Glasses.

Wednesday, April 28 – Virtual event begins at 12pm CST

  • Virtual Lunch n’ Learn Event with members of the Tippie Young Alumni Board. Join us for lunch as these recent graduates host a panel discussion on “Your first job – What it is and what it might not be”– you must register and be at the event to receive your $10 grub hub gift card.

Thursday, April 29 – 4pm CST

  • Tippie Toast to Graduation – The Class of 2021
    • Join us as we raise a glass to the Tippie Class of 2021. We’ll hear toasts from beloved faculty member, Nancy Abrams and from selected class speaker, Niharika Annira. Prizes will be handed out to five seniors in attendance including two custom Tippie diploma frames ($150 value/each).
    • Must Register to participate! Zoom link and passcode will be emailed out the day of the event
    • Registration here:
  • Student Leadership Award Reception (SLAR) – 5:00 p.m. CST (Virtual) – The Undergraduate Programs Office is looking forward to another SLAR! You must register to attend the 2021 awards. The RSVP will ask for your email address, which is where you’ll receive the Zoom information for the event.

Graduation Gifts

Don’t forget to pick up your graduation gift bag from the Dean’s office (PBB C120). Gift bags are available for pick up Monday – Friday from 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm. You must have taken the Graduation Gift Survey in order to pick up your bag. Deadline to pick up your back is Friday, April 30th. Don’t miss out on your Tippie T-shirt, Tassel, and more!

Graduation Gift Survey:

RSVP to the Student Leadership Awards Reception

Student Leadership Awards Reception 2021!

Thursday, April 29th

5 p.m CST

Virtual – RSVP to receive the Zoom link the day of the event!


We’re looking forward to another successful Student Leadership Awards Reception! Come join us as we celebrate the winners of Tippie’s Student Leadership Organization Awards – including Org of the Year. See you there!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Kristen Stradt-Johnson at

ICRU wants to let you know that next week, April 19-23, is National Undergraduate Research Week.

ICRU wants to let you know that next week, April 19-23, is National Undergraduate Research Week. We will be hosting ESURF during the week, an online version of our annual Spring Undergraduate Research Festival.

Throughout the week, ICRU will be releasing (3-5 minute) student presentations videos for ESURF on our social media channels and webpage. There are no live events. They are asking that you spread word in your department so you can watch these presentations, share student videos through your social media channels, and help celebrate our students. Presenters and abstracts can be found HERE.

They are also looking for Commentators to provide constructive and positive feedback to students. More information and registration can be found HERE. This is a very low time-commitment volunteer opportunity and is particularly well-suited to graduate student and post-doctoral researcher CVs.

It’s early registration time! Four questions to consider to be sure you are ready

Early registration runs from April 12 – 23.   Are you ready? 

Here are four important questions to consider to be sure you are ready to register:

  1. Do you need to meet with an advisor prior to registration for authorization?  You can schedule a zoom or phone appointment through MyUI.
  2. Do you meet all the prerequisites for your fall courses?  You can check that in MyUI through these easy steps:
    • Login to MyUI
    • Search for a course you plan to take in the fall
    • Click into any section of that course.  There will be a message in the “Prerequisites” field that tells you whether or not you meet the prereqs.
  3. Do you have all course permissions that you need for your fall schedule?
    • If you are a Tippie student who cannot yet declare your major but plan to start major courses in the fall, your advisor will need to give you permission for those.
  4. Do you have a few preferred schedules saved in Schedule Builder?
    • Schedule Builder is the best way to be sure you do meet all the requirements for your courses.  If you don’t have the prerequisites or don’t have permission for major courses, you’ll be blocked when building schedules.
    • Test out Schedule Builder well before your registration date to be sure you won’t be blocked from any courses at your registration time!

Best of luck with your planning, and please reach out to your advisor with questions!



Tools for registration – major sheets, how to take care of registration holds and more!

Are you ready for Fall 2021 course registration?

Course planning 
Tippie Major sheets  (scroll down to major sheets)- Fall 2021 will be available on our website this week!
How to read your degree audit 
How to find a course syllabus in MyUI 

Prerequisite permission 
Prerequisite permission form
What is a prerequisite? 

Registration Holds
Unsigned student agreement – Log back into MyUI.  On the first page click “review the form”.  Follow directions and sign form to have this hold removed.

Transfer courses
How to send transfer credit to UI 
How to find a transfer course equivalent in MyUI 

Marketing major specific 
*Please see email that was sent to you by the marketing department with subject line: Registration information for Marketing Majors – registration restrictions by track during the first week of early reg


Tippie Toast to Graduation – May Class of 2021

Thursday, April 29
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. CST
Virtual – Zoom link to be shared via email the day of the event

RSVP using this link:

Let’s come together one final time to celebrate the Class of 2021 by attending the virtual Tippie Toast to Graduation! The Tippie Toast was created to honor all that our seniors have overcome and achieved during their collgiate years and to welcome them into the Tippie alumni community. We hope you will join us for this special event. You are encouraged to have a beverage of your choice to be able to raise a glass to the Class of 2021!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Ashley Durham at

Virtual Event Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 5:00 pm with Courtney Moline, Sustainability Manager, HNI

Courtney Moline is the sustainability manager at HNI Corporation. She leads the implementation of sustainable initiatives for HNI’s furniture and fireplace brands and supports HNI’s long-term corporate social responsibility efforts. As a signatory of the UN Global Compact and as one of Newsweek’s America’s Most Responsible Companies in 2020, HNI is committed to environmental and social responsibility. HNI supports the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals and conducts business in a manner that supports these principles and goals.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 5:00pm to 5:45pm
Virtual Event

Tippie Senate Open Meeting Today, April 12, 2021 at 1:30-2:20pm

Tippie Senate is hosting an open meeting for individuals interested in understanding better what Tippie Senate does and how we operate. This open meeting will be on Monday, April 12 from 1:30-2:20pm. We will also have time allotted for any student body complaints or concerns to be voiced to Tippie Senate as well as the Associate Dean, Ken Brown. This is a great opportunity for candidates to better understand how Tippie Senate operates and get finalized ideas for campaigns.

Tippie Senate Open Meeting

April 12, 2021 at 1:30-2:20pm

Hawkeye Internship Grant for Summer 2021

If you want to defray the costs of completing an internship at a non-profit or in government this upcoming summer, don’t forget to apply for the Hawkeye Internship Grant. The deadline is approaching this Wednesday, April 14th.

Student Eligibility

  • Student must be a full-time, degree seeking undergraduate student at the UI for at least one semester prior to the experience and enrolled for the semester following the experience**
  • Student must have completed at least 75 credits before the start of the internship experience
  • Must have a UI GPA of 2.0 or above
  • Student must be in good academic and judicial standing (UI code of student life)
  • No outstanding tuition or fees

**Exceptions will be made for students participating in a required experience for graduation that has time restrictions (ex. Social Work practicums).

Internship Eligibility Requirements

  • Internship is unpaid or paid below minimum wage
  • Internship is located in the United States
  • Internship is at a non-profit or in government
  • 20-40 hours of work per week for 8-12 weeks
  • Supervised by a professional in the field
  • Internships via programs (ex. The Washington Center) are not eligible

Questions?  Contact Jennifer Noyce, Associate Director of Experiential Education,

Institute for International Business is hosting a virtual International Entrepreneurship Summit this month, April 15th – 16th- SIGN UP NOW

Institute for International Business is hosting a virtual International Entrepreneurship Summit this month, April 15th – 16th. The event is about careers in international business, and the main public event is about Covid-19 challenges from the perspectives of professionals from Africa. Attached is our event promotional flyer for reference, and additional information can be found at their website


YAB Summer Mentor Program- applications due April 9

The Young Alumni Board (YAB) Summer Mentor Program is for Tippie students who are interested in being connected with a Tippie alum during a six-week virtual mentoring program in Summer 2021. The mentor serves as a professional resource and helps you to build your professional network in your industry and/or city.  Mentoring resources and guidelines will be provided to both the mentor and mentee. Matches to students are primarily based on industry interest and where applicable, in the same city. Even if you don’t have an internship this summer, you are welcome to apply.

Below is a bit more information about the program:

Who are the mentors? Tippie alums working in the mentee’s target industry and, where applicable, in the same city of their internship / volunteer opportunity.

How does it help? Provides access to the Hawkeye community outside Iowa City as well as insight into careers and professional opportunities.

How does it work? The alum mentor will contact the mentee at the beginning of summer and will meet with them at least three times virtually throughout the six-week program

How big of a time commitment is it? We will provide guidelines and resources in the program. Mentors and mentees will be asked to participate in a kick-off call, provide feedback via a mid-summer survey, and attend the program wrap-up call at the beginning of August. We will request that each alum connects with their mentee at least three times during the mentoring program.

How do I sign up? Apply here. The application period is open until April 9. You will receive your mentoring match via email by April 30.