Getting Started

The Graduate College helps new postdoctoral scholars transition to The University of Iowa and the Iowa City area.

We provide postdocs with answers to frequently asked questions about university resources, area housing, and more in the communities immediately surrounding the University.

The University of Iowa is a global campus with over 2,500 international students and scholars representing 100+ countries. There are campus resources that help international postdocs transition to life in the United States.

Early on, it is important for postdocs to establish a strong working relationship with their postdoctoral mentor and advisor. Active and effective communication is an essential element for success in your postdoctoral experience.

Please feel free to contact our office with additional questions. We will make every effort to answer your questions or to put you in touch with the right people to provide answers.

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