Did the section you wanted fill up? Get on the waitlist!

Early registration time can be a bit stressful, especially when a section of a course you wanted fills up before your registration time.  While there is no guarantee you will get into a particular section, joining the waitlist is the best thing you can do!  Then check out your backup plan and add another section or course if needed.

Not sure how waitlists work? Check out our guide here!


Alumni Perspectives: Economics and My Career

A panel discussion on the impact of an Iowa Economics degree. Food provided.

November 10th 12:30-1:30 in W401 PBB

Come meet four distinguished alumni of Iowa’s undergraduate program who have gone on to great success:





















Tuma Basa is the director of Black music and culture for YouTube
Cheryl Davenport is senior director of strategy and chief of staff for Nike, North America
Tom Niblock has served in embassies around the world as a foreign service officer with the US State Department
Mitch Plimmer is a successful attorney with Bradley & Riley PC.

While they have pursued diverse careers, all four panelists have found great value in what they learned in Iowa’s economics department. They will discuss how their training in economics helped prepare them for success, give advice on how to prepare for a successful career, and take questions from audience members.

DEADLINE EXTENDED — Compete for $22,000 in prizes at the National Diversity Case Competition

The Kelley School of Business (Indiana University) hosts the 11th annual National Diversity Case Competition (NDCC) as a premier event that brings together top-level, diverse talent from colleges and universities across the country. The two-day event includes a networking reception and dinner, case competition, and workshops. The event will include 40+ teams from across the country as they compete for $22,000 in cash prizes during MLK weekend of January 14-15, 2022.

It is their intention that this year’s event be held in-person. For more information about NDCC visit their website.

APPLY NOW for your chance to represent the Tippie College of Business at NDCC. Tippie students will apply individually at the link below.

In January 2021, the Tippie team won third place during the competition. Read more about the team’s achievement.

The NDCC team chosen to represent Tippie will be a team of four students who exhibit a passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion in their academic and professional interests. Students will be selected based off of demonstrated interest in competition, leadership, and involvement experience. The team can have no more than one Senior and at least two members must come from an underrepresented student background.

You will then hear back from the Selection Committee after all applicants have been initially reviewed. Application deadline extended to Thursday, October 21 at 3:00PM.

Student who compete in the competition will:

  • Prepare competition material and practice presenting with Frank Center staff
  • Find opportunities to engage with  14+ corporate partners and recruiters to make career connections
  • Network with other talented students from across the country
  • Compete in a case competition with over 40+ universities to win $22,000 in cash prizes

For more information about NDCC and the Tippie team contact tevin-robbins@uiowa.edu.

2021 UPS George D. Smith Prize Celebration This Week- Register for Talk from a Representative from UPS on Thursday, October 7th from 3:30 to 4:30 pm.

2021 UPS George D. Smith Prize Celebration This Week!!

The Evolution of Analytics Education At Tippie

Our department has been honored as one of the top colleges in the world for preparing students for careers in business analytics. Our college received the UPS George D. Smith Prize, which recognizes the leading university in the world for excellence in preparing students to practice in the areas of analytics or operations research. Read more about the award here.

Thursday, October 7th from 3:30 – 4:30pm is a talk from the representative from UPS.  Register for the talk:   in person   or   via Zoom

Friday, October 8th from 1:30-3:00pm is the reception in the PBB courtyard.  There will be a chance for selfies with the trophy and there will be CAKE!!

Reaching OUT in Business Discussion with Casey Gerald- Thursday, October 14 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm, C106 PBB

Reaching OUT in Business Discussion with Casey Gerald

Thursday, October 14 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm, C106 PBB

Join this small group discussion with a noted author and speaker whose work frequently explores issues around sexuality. His book There Will Be No Miracles Here is a memoir that explores the complex intersection of race, class, religion, and sexuality and was a finalist for the LAMBDA Literary Award. Registration requested: https://tinyurl.com/f68pub2a


Black in Business Reception with Casey Gerald- Thursday, October 14th from 5:00 to 6:30 pm, W401 PBB

Black in Business Reception with Casey Gerald

Thursday, October 14 from 5:00 -6:30 pm, W401 PBB

Enjoy some food and drink and hear from Casey Gerald, author and speaker at this Black in Business event.

Author of There Will Be No Miracles Here, a memoir that explores the complex intersections of race, class, religion, and sexuality that was named a Best Book of 2018 by NPR and The New York Times. He recently published “The Black Art of Escape: A New Vision for Black America” in New York Magazine. Casey’s TED Talks have been viewed more than 4 million times. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/3asn7328

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.

Information from University of Iowa Hospitals- COVID-19 test and what to do when your roommate has COVID-19?

Need a COVID-19 test?

Skip the line and self-schedule a COVID-19 test at UI Health Care through MyChart.

Not a MyChart user? Sign up in just a few minutes at uihc.org/mychart-signup or call (319) 384-9010.

What to do if your roommate has COVID-19

  1. Schedule a COVID-19 test
  2. Stay home
  3. Let others know (job, classmates, teachers, etc.) that someone in your home is COVID positive
  4. Disinfect high-touch surfaces
  5. Use separate personal items
  6. Monitor your own health
  7. Use preventative actions (mask, social distance, wash hands)


Graduating in December? Don’t forget to apply for your degree!

Hi Seniors!  Are you getting ready to graduate in December?  Make sure you log into MyUI and fill out the graduation application.

Deadline to fill out the application for Spring graduation is October 1st, 2021.

Not sure where the application is? Go to MyUI -> Student Information ->under Student Life Management -> Degree Application

It only takes a few minutes to fill out, but it is essential for graduation!

Want to add or drop a class?

Information for Monday, August 23-Sunday, August 29th

Thinking of adding or dropping a semester-long course this week?  Head to MyUI!

You are able to add courses in MyUI without any permissions, as long as there are seats.  You can still add yourself to waitlists, and they remain active until 11:59pm on Sunday, August 29th.

You can also drop a course on MyUI. Find instructions here. 

If the course is off-cycle, please check the add/drop deadlines.

As always, check with your academic advisor if you have any questions.


Class of 2024 Welcome Event

There will be a Class of 2024 Welcome Event on this Friday, August 27 in Hubbard Park from 6:30-11:00 pm! There will be free food trucks, music provided by DJ NYJ (our amazing Dance Marathon DJ), yard games, photo opportunities, a movie co-hosted by Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) and Campus Activities Board (CAB), snacks, and so much more.


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 (kenneth-g-brown@uiowa.edu). 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.