New Student Orientation

Welcome to Iowa Wesleyan University!

The Fall 2022 New Student Orientation
Is Scheduled For August 19th – 21st! 

A full schedule of events will be available this summer. 

If you are a fall student-athlete, below are your check-in dates.  The scheduled time of arrival for each of these dates will be communicated by your coach this summer.  Students who are living on campus will also move into their residence halls on these dates.


Thursday, August 4th


Monday, August 8th

Men’s & Women’s Cross Country:

Monday, August 8th

Men’s & Women’s Soccer:

Monday, August 8th

All other New Students check-in on:

Friday, August 19th

Friday, August 19, 2022

8:00am-5:00pm – New Student Check In

5:00pm-6:00pm – Commuter Student Check-In and Welcome

5:45pm – Meet at color location

6:30pm – NSO Kickoff Event Social out on the Lawn

8:30pm – Hall Meetings W/ RA’s

Saturday, August 20, 2022

9:00am – Hand out NSO Shirts/ Class Photo in Ruble Gym

10:00am-11:00am – Scavenger Hunt around campus

11:00am-1:00pm – Wesley’s Diner

12:00pm – Groups Meet @ Campus Lawn (Games and Ice breakers)


Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

ChapelSocial HallSci AuditoriumInternational Room
Navy Blue, Pink, GreenGray, Purple, YellowBlue, OrangeBlack, Red
1:10-1:40 PMCanvas InfoStudent SuccessConduct and policyHealth and wellness
1:50-2:20 PMStudent SuccessCanvasHealth and wellnessService learning
2:30-3:00 PMService LearningHealth and wellnessCanvasConduct and policy
3:10-3:40 PMConduct & PolicyService learningStudent successCanvas
3:50-4:20 Health and Wellness

(Lauren and Jamie)

Conduct and policyService LearningStudent Success


4:30pm-6:30pm – Dinner @ Wesley’s Diner

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Fall Sports Practice
Opportunity to attend Area Worship Service

11:00am-1:00pm – Brunch @ Wesley’s Diner

1:05pm-1:45pm – Wheres my class? Opportunity to take a tour of class locations W/Staff and Tiger Guides

7:00pm – Traditions Night @ West Side of McKibbin

Student Development Team

Eric Booth

Vice President for Student Development
John Wesley Holland Student Union

Kilie Akers

GA Health & Wellness
Howe Student Activity Center; Beck Room

Traci Bender

Assistant to the Dean of Students
John Wesley Holland Student Union

Campus Nurse
Howe Student Activity Center; Beck Room

Lauren Bigger

Mental Health Coordinator
John Wesleyan Holland Student Union; Room 309
Phone: 319-385-6483
Avail: Mon–Fri, 8am – 5pm

Haleigh Cowan

Associate Director of Student Engagement and Activities
John Wesley Holland Student Union

Assistant Dean and Director of Residence Life
John Wesleyan Holland Student Union

Welcome Tigers!

iowa wesleyan students posing for a picture
iowa wesleyan students in the international room
iowa wesleyan students walking on the track
iowa wesleyan students at the rec center
iowa wesleyan students playing basketball at the rec