Get to Know Iowa Gems
The Discover Your University initiative helps Iowa faculty and staff—individually or as teams—explore things that make our campus great. Learn research initiatives, academic programs, arts and recreation, museums, history, and more.
What is Discover Your University?
The program offers sponsored visits to various campus sites during normal working hours, providing opportunities to learn about innovative programs like the National Advanced Driving Simulator, the Iowa Technology Institute, Hancher, University of Iowa Health Care, Pentacrest Museums, and more.
Discover Your University lets individuals and teams experience the breadth of incredible work going on at the university and discover something new, surprising, or inspiring. You'll also earn liveWELL Points for participating.
The program launched in fall 2022. Future plans are pending—check back for info about additional visit days.
All Faculty and Staff Welcome
Discover Your University is open to all Iowa faculty and staff. Faculty and staff—individually or as teams—can take part in up to two visit events (on the same day or on different days) each year.
Iowa's Educational Opportunities policy encourages participation in educational and developmental programs like Know Your University. In addition, the Volunteer Time Release policy supports activities that enhance community engagement.
Frequently Asked Questions
Get answers to common questions about Know Your University—eligibility, schedules, registration, and more.