Administrative Services

Campus Address
121-10 USB
Mailing Address

121 University Services Building, Suite 10
Iowa City, IA 52242-1911
United States

The UHR Welcome Center is open 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Resources and services

The University of Iowa is America’s pioneer in the integration of higher education and the creative arts. As the first university in the nation to grant thesis credit for creative work in the arts, the university served as the model for the creative arts programs that now exist in many American universities and colleges.Throughout the campus are programs and activities that embody the university’s commitment to creativity.

Faculty and staff are offered the opportunity to purchase tickets to athletic events at a reduced rate. In addition, Athletics operates Finkbine Golf Course, an 18-hole championship course open to staff members at reduced rates.

  • 808 University Capitol Center (200 S. Capitol St.)

  • In an emergency, call or text 911.

  • Non-emergency (24-hour line): 319-335-5022

Campus Safety is committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The organization is led by the Assistant Vice President for Campus Safety and includes eight departments that are committed to all facets of campus safety. 

These departments include the University of Iowa Police DepartmentSecurity ServicesEmergency Management, the Threat Assessment TeamSecurity Engineering Services, the Office of Clery ComplianceEmergency Communications, and Fire Safety

University of Iowa Police Department 

UI Police are state-certified and provide 24/7 law enforcement services for campus. The UIPD responds to all calls for service on university property and investigate all criminal incidents that occur on university property. 

UI Police officers undergo extensive training that exceeds standards set by the state of Iowa to ensure they are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to the variety of situations that can occur on a college campus. They are certified to administer emergency first aid and CPR and are trained in the use of AEDs carried in their vehicles. 

Reporting Crimes, Concerns, and Emergencies

We all have a role to play in supporting campus safety. If you witness something that is a threat to public safety or an individual, you are strongly encouraged to report it to police as soon as possible so they can address safety issues in our community. If it's an emergency, call or text 911.

You can learn more about the various options available for making reports here:

Free Safety Resources 

Campus Safety provides a variety of free personal safety training courses and safety services for faculty, staff, and students, as well as detailed campus safety tips. A few highlights include: 

  • Nite Ride: Free late-night transportation service for students, faculty, and staff. 
  • Rave Guardian: Mobile app that allows users to set a safety timer for their walk home, text anonymous crime tips to police, and all UIPD with one button. 
  • Bike Registration: Registering your bike with Bike Index is free and voluntary, but can help police return your property to you if it is lost or stolen. 
  • Emergency Response Guide: Learn more about how to respond to various emergencies (fire, severe weather, active violence, etc.) that could impact you on campus.

Emergency Notifications and Timely Warnings 

Campus Safety keeps campus informed about imminent and ongoing safety threats using various notification systems.

  • Hawk Alert is one layer of our campus emergency notification system. These alerts are sent via text message, phone call, and email when there is confirmation of an immediate threat to the health and safety of the campus community. All students and employees are encouraged to review and update their Hawk Alert settings using MyUI and Employee Self Service. Text message is the fastest way to receive an alert. Updates are posted to and social media.

You may also receive alerts via outdoor/emergency sirens systems, building notification systems, and other digital communication. These notifications are sent to either the entire campus or may be targeted to specific buildings or areas of campus when the impact is limited.

  • Crime Alerts are used to provide a timely warning about an incident that has already occurred but may pose a serious or ongoing threat to the campus community. These alerts are sent via email when a Clery Act crime is committed within the university's Clery geography and reported to a campus security authority or local law enforcement.

Clery Act crimes include: murder, manslaughter, sex offenses, robbery, burglary, aggravated assault, arson, motor vehicle theft, domestic/dating violence, stalking and hate crimes.

Career Development Advising Services assist employees with pursuing their personal career goals within the University of Iowa. The counselors help employees identify new skills to use in their current position, look for a change or opportunity to advance in their current career track, or take their career in an entirely new direction. Our staff helps educate employees about university position descriptions, pay grade matrixes and information, reclassification processes, and promotional pathways. Additional services include assessing career goals, developing specific search strategies or long range career plans, referral to other university resources, resume and cover letter assistance, and developing interviewing skills and techniques. This free and confidential service is available to any permanent staff member.

The University of Iowa established the Dual Career Services in 1994 to assist new faculty and staff members’ accompanying partners in locating and securing employment. The DCN also provides assistance when there is a retention issue based on the partner’s inability to secure suitable employment. The university is a pioneer in establishing this unique recruiting and retention tool and has since assisted over 60 universities in the U.S., Canada, and Germany in setting up similar programs. The program offers a full range of tailored job search services, including resume/curriculum vita review, assistance in writing job search documents, interviewing assistance, salary negotiations, local workforce information, access to internal and external job openings, and ongoing coaching assistance.

Faculty and Staff Disability Services interprets policy and advises the campus on employment matters involving health conditions. Staff provide education and assistance to faculty, staff, applicants, colleges, and departments on specific situations involving the ADA, FMLA, work-related injuries, and in other matters of employment of people with health concerns and disabilities.

Immigration Services provides assistance to the campus in obtaining immigrant and nonimmigrant work authorizations for international faculty and P&S staff. The office advises and assists faculty, staff, applicants, colleges, and departments on immigration requirements, and serves as a liaison between the university and governmental agencies such as the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Department of Labor, and the State Employment Security Agency.

Family Services provides programming, guidance and information to university-affiliated individuals or their family members regarding family-related concerns. Services are available in the following areas: child care and child care financial assistance; back-up childcare; eldercare; on-campus lactation facilities; flexible work arrangements; university family-related policies and benefits; and community services and resources.

Staff members and their families may obtain health care on a fee basis through the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, the nation’s largest university-owned teaching hospital. This major medical center provides a full array of tertiary health care services through 16 specialty and more than 80 subspecialty disciplines of medicine and dentistry.

Staff members and their families wishing to establish a family physician relationship may choose from physicians on the staff at University Hospitals or from physicians practicing in the university’s community medical facilities. Family physicians are available through the Departments of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Pediatrics.

Dental Care

Dental care is available for adults and children at the UI College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics. The College of Dentistry is the only dental school in the United States with graduate programs in all specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. College of Dentistry patients receive treatment in the faculty private practice clinics or student clinics in the Dental Science Building across from Carver Hawkeye Arena. Dental care also also available at the UI Hospitals and Clinics Hospital Dentistry Institute in the Pomerantz Pavilion. UI general dentists and specialists conduct their practices in a manner similar to private dental providers in the community 

Patient care in the student (pre-doctoral and graduate) clinics is under the close supervision of faculty.  Reduced fees are offered in the student clinics as compensation for the additional time required for completion of treatment. An incentive program is available to UI employees and dependents with Delta Dental II or Medical House Staff coverage. Under the program, the university will pay 100 percent  (no co-pay or deductible required) of treatment currently covered under the dental plan up to a participant's annual maximum as long as the treatment is provided by students (dental students and dental residents) at the College of Dentistry.

To make an appointment with a general dentist or specialty dentist at the College of Dentistry or to learn more about student clinics, call 319-335-7499. Appointments at Hospital Dentistry Institute may be scheduled by calling 319-356-2205.

University Employee Health Clinic (UEHC)

The UEHC is a comprehensive health service for university employees. Its goals are to identify work-related hazards, monitor occupational safety and health, and prevent and control disease for university employees. To achieve these goals, the UEHC provides UI employees with a variety of services that include hearing, tuberculosis, and pulmonary function screenings; evaluation and treatment of exposures to chemical hazards, infectious agents, and blood-borne pathogens; and targeted pre-employment physicals.

Workers Health Care

All employees who are injured on the job must be seen at UI Health Works at North Liberty. This clinic provides high-quality medical services to employees with work-related injuries and illnesses. Practitioners providing care, as well as other specialists at the UI Hospitals and Clinics, understand the relationship between work-related exposures and health. Through the expertise of specially trained clinical staff, workers are returned to their jobs as quickly as can be safely accomplished. Patients are referred to specialists when needed. Care can be received at UI Health Works from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The UI Hospitals and Clinics Emergency Treatment Center, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, can be used for emergency care or when the Health Works clinic is closed. Follow-up care will be provided in the clinic.

Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental Health and Safety provides university-wide services in areas related to employee health and safety. Responsibilities are concentrated in the following areas: biological safety; chemical safety; radiation safety; ergonomics; occupational health and safety; biological, chemical, radioactive and universal waste management; and select environmental areas.

The office provides consultative services to departments and offices to assist in the evaluation and implementation of their own occupational safety and health programs. In addition, consultative services are provided in select environmental areas. The office interfaces with state and federal regulatory agencies in order to facilitate compliance with applicable regulations and to communicate those requirements to the university community.

The office administers the university’s licenses for radioactive materials and machine-generated radiation. Program activities focus on monitoring and protecting employees and the public from unnecessary exposure to radiation resulting from university-related activities.

In addition, the office provides direct services in the form of training sessions, workplace surveys, classroom lectures, and hazardous chemical and radiation waste pick-up. The office also maintains a current library of health and training materials are available to the university community, and it provides ergonomic assessments on request.

Information Technology Services (ITS) provides integrated information technology support for the University of Iowa campus. ITS provides computing facilities; administrative information systems; voice, video, and data services; extensive technological resources for teaching and research needs; Instructional Technology Centers (ITCs); information security resources; and a variety of related services and support.

The Iowa Memorial Union (IMU), located in the heart of the Iowa campus, provides the best location for the UI community to come together for ceremony, celebration and collaboration. The IMU is the activity center for the university, supporting over 500 recognized student organizations and hosting events from conferences to concerts. We have two elegant ballrooms, eighteen meeting rooms, first class catering service, and a convenient and quaint hotel.

The university’s central lost and found is operated by Campus Safety and is located on the first floor of University Capitol Centre (200 S. Capitol Street), in suite 139. For more information about hours, and how to check the online database for missing items, see

Iowa Public Radio

WSUI and KSUI are member stations of Iowa Public Radio which oversees the public radio operations licensed to Iowa's three public universities. WSUI, 910 AM, is an NPR (National Public Radio) affiliate carrying news and information programming. KSUI, 91.7 FM, offers a classical music and arts format.

Iowa Now

Iowa Now is the University of Iowa’s official, one-stop source for UI news, offering information and insights from people and programs throughout our university. The Iowa Now website updates throughout the day—check back regularly for the latest news. The Office of Strategic Communication manages Iowa Now with contributions from partners across campus.

University News Services

The staff of University News Services reports on initiatives from University of Iowa colleges, departments, and programs, generating stories distributed to multiple audiences via Iowa Now, the university's central news site. Staff market stories to external media; field queries from local, state, national, and international news organizations; address public record requests; and provide media training for UI leaders, faculty, and staff.

University Creative Services

University Creative Services produces print publications, websites, and other projects that share the university’s stories with alumni and friends, current and prospective students, faculty and staff, and other key audiences.

UI Health Care Media Relations

UI Health Care Media Relations provides news and media services for the Colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health, and the State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa.

The Office of Institutional Equity supports and enhances the university's commitment to recruiting and retaining a diverse academic community of faculty, staff, and students in two inextricably linked ways: 1) providing expert advice, education, and services which ensure the university's compliance with all applicable federal, state, and university equal opportunity, affirmative action, nondiscrimination, and civil rights laws, regulations, and policies and 2) providing leadership and resources that support the university's goal to foster a diverse and inclusive university community.

The Office of the Ombudsperson is a resource for any member of the University of Iowa community, including staff, faculty, and students with problems or concerns. The office provides confidential, neutral, informal conflict resolution and works to promote fair treatment and fair process. Services include coaching on effective conflict management, referral to other campus resources, informal assessment of problems, shuttle diplomacy to resolve problems, meeting facilitation, mediation, and workshops on conflict management topics.

Learning and Development is the central office for campus-wide training and professional development opportunities for faculty and staff.  The offerings range across four focus areas: workplace effectiveness; leadership and management; health, safety, and wellness; and personal development. Nearly all courses and sessions are offered at no charge. Fee-required sessions are also offered. Attend a session, schedule a session for your unit or department, or access courses online through LinkedIn Learning. You also can register for and complete university-specific online courses located in My Training  (ICON).

Series programs, which provide curriculum to meet the needs of targeted campus groups, include the Advanced Management Series, Supervising Today’s Students, Supervising@IOWA, the UI Business Processes Series, the Performance Management Miniseries, and Building Our Global Community. Other special programs include the Preparing for Retirement Seminar and monthly orientation sessions for new faculty and staff. 

University recreational facilities include the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, Field House, Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex, Fitness East, Recreation Building, Hawkeye Recreation Fields, Softball Complex, and Macbride Nature Recreation Area. The following program areas are offered:  fitness programs, lesson programs, intramural sports, environmental education, aquatics, tennis, rowing, outdoor programs, and sport clubs.

The Department of Parking and Transportation offers a wide range of services providing access to the University campus and supporting intracampus mobility. These services are offered to faculty, staff, students, patients, visitors, and other members of the general public. The department consists of Parking, CAMBUS, and Fleet Services.


Faculty and staff parking is provided for a fee on a permit basis through the Parking Services division. Parking for students is also provided on a permit or hourly basis. Parking Services has two office locations: IMU Parking Ramp and the West Campus Transportation Center. Parking also enforces parking regulations. The Commuter Programs division provides an employee vanpool program, carpool matching service, bicycle registration, and discounted transit passes for the Iowa City and Coralville transit systems. In addition, the university has partnered with Zipcar, a car-sharing company, to provide vehicles on campus for university faculty, staff, and students to reserve on an hourly basis for their personal use. Employees may apply for parking permits and bus passes, get on a permit waitlist, appeal parking citations, pay parking citations and register bicycles using the online services at the Parking and Transportation website. The Parking Facilities Operations division is responsible for operating cashiered facilities and meters and for maintaining lots, ramps, and equipment.


The department operates the intracampus public transit system called CAMBUS. The service is no-fare and open to the general public. The system provides shuttle transportation throughout the main campus as well as a connection to the UI Research Park (formerly the Oakdale campus).  All buses are accessible to persons with disabilities. A specialized transportation service for persons with disabilities is provided by the CAMBUS Bionic Bus service. Special shuttle transportation services are also provided for athletic events, orientation, and other University activities. CAMBUS provides a real-time passenger information system, called BONGO, which can be accessed at The CAMBUS Office is located in the West Campus Transportation Center on Evashevski Drive immediately north of Kinnick Stadium.

Fleet Services

Fleet Services provides vehicles to qualified university faculty, staff, students, and departments through short-term rentals and long-term leases. Fleet Services also has vehicle repair and fueling facilities that provide services for both university and government owned vehicles.

EAP is a confidential, no-cost service for University of Iowa faculty and staff who have a regular 50 percent or greater appointment, as well as their family members. The program aims to inspire ongoing individual and organizational development, while contributing to the health and well-being of the UI community by providing brief counseling, counseling referrals, facilitated discussions, financial crisis interventions, educational and training programs, and supervisory consultations. 

The University of Iowa library system consists of the Main Library, the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, and several branch libraries. The University of Iowa Libraries is the largest library system in Iowa and ranks among the top academic research libraries in the country. The libraries house five million volumes, including a number of special collections and archives. The University Libraries website provides access to a wide variety of collections and services, including many electronic resources that are available to all university staff via their HawkIDs. Staff may borrow materials from the libraries using their UI ID cards.

The liveWELL Program offered by UI Wellness, a unit of Human Resources, provides a range of free and confidential wellness services to support faculty and staff in their health improvement efforts. A Personal Health Assessment is the foundation of the program, allowing employees to receive a tailored feedback report and annual financial incentive, while providing the university with valuable data regarding population health trends. Additional programs include a Health Coach Service, weight management programs, stress management programs, and a membership incentive to use university recreation facilities.

The Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC) creates a community affirming all people and acts as a catalyst for social change by providing information and referrals; advocacy; individual counseling; group services; workshops, films, art shows, and lectures; the Sojourner Truth Library; volunteer training; violence prevention training and resources; leadership development training; diversity and inclusion workshops and conversation groups; and practicum and internship training. The center serves university and non-university constituents, and people of all genders are welcome. For more information, visit the WRAC website.