Campus Resources


Digital Communication 

  • Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio 
    The UI Libraries’ Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio works with graduate students and faculty on any number of digital scholarship projects.  See example projectsresearch blogs, and more on their website
  • One Button Studios 
    Recording a great video is a lot harder than it looks. Through a partnership between the UI Libraries and ITS Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology, the UI campus now offers a new solution called the One Button Studio. Visit the ONE BUTTON STUDIO site to learn more, sign up for a tour, or reserve a studio. 

The Writing Center

The Writing Center provides free services to anyone in the University of Iowa community through assistance with all writing projects, including multimedia presentations, at any stage of development.


  • Speaking Center — The Speaking Center offers quality, one-on-one and small group tutoring and consultation to students and instructors who would like to work on any aspect of oral communication.
  • 3 Minute Thesis (3MT)3MT is an academic competition in which students share their dissertation research to a general audience in an oral presentation lasting at most … three minutes. Interested? View more information on participating.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes & Resources

  • ESL Credit Program — ESL credit classes are available to UI students whose first language is not English. Course are offered in oral skills, pronunciation, grammar, reading, writing, and listening. Classes are designed to improve students’ language skills to enable them to successfully complete academic coursework. View course policies and course descriptions for more information.
  • Non-Credit — The Iowa Intensive English Program provides English instruction that emphasizes spoken and written English. Grammar, writing, reading, listening, comprehension, pronunciation, and conversation skills are taught.
  • Campus Conversation PartnersCampus Conversation Partners pairs non-native, English-speaking students, scholars, and staff with native or near-native, English-speaking members of the University faculty and staff for one-on-one, information conversation in English. The program promotes cultural awareness, understanding, and the opportunity to see the world from another perspective.
  • ESL Tutoring — The ESL Program Office maintains a list of tutors who are specifically certified to teach English as a second language.

Request a Workshop

The Graduate College offers workshops that can be requested by student groups (formal organizations or informal groups of students), faculty, departments, or other campus organizations. You can review the offerings below. To request a workshop, complete the Workshop Request Form.

Please note all workshops:

  • are 60-90 minutes in length,
  • require at least 5 students to attend, and
  • room accommodations must be reserved by the requester

Networking Strategies for Graduate Students (no preparation required)

This workshop focuses on strategies for building effective professional relationships during graduate school. Using a multiple mentor approach, we focus on setting the tone for relationships that offer mentoring, training advice, and professional opportunities. Tools and strategies for on and offline networking will be discussed. Students should bring a smart phone, tablet, or laptop to the session.


    Please check back for future events