Current Students

Dance Marathon

Going into its fourth year, Dance Marathon has proved to be a success at UNI. While the event raises funds for a great cause and provides great fun, most people probably don't think about the team that makes it all possible.

Campus Living
Campus Living

UNI students enjoy a vibrant college experience living on campus where they are close to classes, award-winning dining, NCAA Division I Athletics, concerts, sport clubs, intramurals, on-campus jobs and student organizations. Options for on-campus living include residence halls and apartments. 

The Arts
Arts & Entertainment

From the outstanding Department of Art and award-winning School of Music, to performances at the Strayer-Wood Theatre and state-of-the-art Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, art lovers give UNI a resounding standing ovation.

Wellness and Recreation
Wellness & Recreation

Stay active in our state-of-the-art wellness and recreation facility. Choose from a variety of health and wellness programs including intramural sports, fitness classes, outdoor recreation and personal training.

Get Involved
Get Involved

UNI students enjoy more than 250 organizations, from clubs and Greek life to sports and live music and theatre, there’s plenty to explore.

Global Experiences
Global Experiences

Let the world become your classroom. Take advantage of hundreds of study abroad programs.

Panther Athletics
Panther Athletics

UNI is home to one of the most successful university athletics programs in the Midwest. Students participate in 17 intercollegiate sports. The nationally recognized Panthers promise thrills and victories whether it’s on the court, field or course. Go Panthers!

Undergraduate Majors and Programs
Majors and Programs

Explore 90+ undergraduate majors, including Iowa’s No. 1 teaching program. We offer the best undergraduate education in the state! Learn more...

Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate students at UNI have the opportunity to engage in hands-on research with faculty. Learn more...

Global Experiences
Global Experiences

Let the world become your classroom when you embark on a variety of programs, such as Study Abroad, National Student Exchange, Camp Adventure and more. Learn more...

University Honors Program
Honors Program

Learn how the University Honors Program provides challenging educational, social and leadership opportunities for students. Learn more...

Distance Learning
Distance Education

Join more than 2,000 students who take advantage of our online courses, interactive video conferencing and off-campus courses. Learn more...

Transfer Students
Transfer Students

If you're ready to take the next step, contact UNI. We make it easy to transfer credits and earn your four-year degree. Learn more...

Colleges and Departments
Colleges and Departments

UNI’s colleges each feature premiere, diverse and rigorous majors, minors and professional programs designed with your success in mind. Learn more...

Schedule of Classes
Schedule of Classes

Find out all you need to know about classes, fees and UNI policies and procedures. Learn more...

Course Catalog
Academic Catalog

See class descriptions and get information about fees, course requirements and related policies and procedures. Learn more...

Academic Advising
Academic Advising

Get help from our dedicated advisers who are committed to your success -- whether it's help with discovering strengths, deciding on a major or preparing for life after college. Learn more...

Academic Calendar
Academic Calendar

From classes and finals to holidays and graduation schedules, the academic calendar keeps you up-to-date on important academic events and deadlines. Learn more...

Graduate Programs
Graduate Programs

UNI has more than 50 outstanding graduate programs in a variety of study areas, including business, education, the natural sciences, humanities, fine arts, and the social and behavioral sciences. Learn more...

Who we are
Who We Are

Welcome to UNI, where you'll have the advantages of a large university on a smaller, friendly campus. 

Getting Here
Getting Here

We can’t wait to welcome you to UNI! A warm Panther greeting awaits you.

Student Life
Student Life

UNI students enjoy a friendly campus featuring 250+ clubs and organizations, a variety of campus living options, award-winning dining, NCAA Division I athletics, intramural sports, the arts and much more.

Apply to UNI
Apply to UNI

Graduating from high school? Ready to transfer? Apply today and start planning your future! Learn more...

Inside UNI
Inside UNI

Discover what makes the UNI campus an exceptional experience. Learn more...

Academics
Academics

Nationally recognized for excellence in education, UNI has 90+ majors designed with student success in mind. Learn more...

Academics
Academics

Nationally recognized for excellence in education, UNI has 90+ majors designed with student success in mind. Learn more...

Student Life
Student Life

UNI students enjoy a friendly campus featuring 300+ clubs and organizations, a variety of campus living options, award-winning dining, NCAA Division I athletics, intramural sports and the arts.  Learn more...

Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition & Financial Aid

Consistently ranked among the country’s “best buys” in higher education, UNI wants to help make your education affordable. UNI recently received national recognition for taking steps to help students lower their debt.  Learn more...

Apply to UNI
Apply to UNI

Graduating from high school? Ready to transfer? Apply today and start planning your future!  Learn more...

 

In Their Words
In Their Words

Don’t just take our word for it, hear from students why UNI is perfect for you!  Learn more...

People You Should Know
People You Should Know

Discover the stories behind the faces.  Learn more...

Academic Resources
Academic Resources

We are invested in your success. Take advantage of the academic services UNI offers.

Information Resources
Information Resources

From navigating your way around campus, to finding help with academics and setting your career path, UNI provides the tools students need to be successful. 

Student Life
Student Life

Experience all UNI has to offer from 300+ clubs and organizations to NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics to Broadway shows.

Health and Safety
Health and Safety

UNI offers a variety of wellness and safety resources to students, faculty and staff.

Diversity
Diversity

UNI values diversity and offers a variety of programs and services.

Calendars
Calendars

For important dates and campus events.

Future Panther Parents
Future Panther Parents

UNI invites you to get to know us better and learn how to help your student succeed.

academics
Academics

Nationally recognized for excellence in education, UNI has 90+ majors designed with student success in mind.  Learn more... 

Financial Aid
Financial Aid

Consistently ranked among the country’s “best buys” in higher education, UNI wants to help make your education affordable. UNI recently received national recognition for taking steps to help students lower their debt.  Learn more...

health and safety
Health and Safety

UNI offers a variety of wellness and safety resources for students.   Learn more...

Student Life
Student Life

Learn about the 300+ clubs and organizations and campus life options available to your student.  Learn more...

Career Services
Career Services

UNI helps students and graduates pursue employment opportunities through resume writing, internships, job fairs and more. Learn more...

Log-ins
Technology/Log-ins

Access online tools for work at UNI and professional development, and find answers to your technology questions. 

safety & concerns
Safety & Concerns

UNI maintains a safe campus and encourages our faculty and staff to learn about safety resources.

Employee Resources
Employee Resources

Your one-stop source for information on work and life at UNI.

Academic Resources
Academic Resources

Take advantage of grant services, curriculum resources and more.

Communication Resources
Communication Resources

Learn more about UNI’s Visual Identity & Style Guide and other communication tools. 

Organizations
Organizations

Network with colleagues and get involved in UNI’s faculty and staff committees.

UNI Alumni Association
UNI Alumni Association
UNI Foundation
UNI Foundation
Panther Caucus
Panther Caucus

Welcome to the Panther Caucus, a group of alumni, students and friends working to increase public and legislative support for the University of Northern Iowa.  Periodic emails will be sent to Panther Caucus members about some of the great things happening at UNI. Sign up for the Panther Caucus mailings. 

Alumni Events
Alumni Events
Other services for alumni
Other Services for Alumni
College of Education
College of Education

Home to Iowa’s #1 education program, UNI’s College of Education annually graduates hundreds of dedicated, well-prepared teachers into classrooms around the nation and the world. Nationally recognized for its innovative education programs, the college also includes the School of Health, Physical Education & Leisure Services for those pursuing careers in physical education, athletic and fitness training, health education, recreation services, environmental health, human services and the non-profit sector.

Students gain real-world experiences through hands-on learning both in and outside of the classroom. UNI education graduates have the skills and confidence to launch successful careers after graduation.

uniBusiness
College of Business Administration

When it comes to teaching tomorrow’s business leaders, no one prepares students better than UNIBusiness. Our nationally recognized program is led by dedicated faculty focused on student success in the classroom and after graduation.

Through hands-on learning opportunities and specialized programs, UNIBusiness graduates are equipped with the essential business knowledge and professional skills necessary for success in the global marketplace. We also offer opportunities for enhanced personal growth and expanded leadership including internships, professional development and certification programs, involvement in student organizations and community service, and various options and scholarships for studying abroad. 

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Welcome to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, where we promote an understanding of how individuals, societies and cultures contribute to human development.

The college has earned accolades for its diverse programs, some of which include gerontology, criminology, fashion and interior design, sociology, psychology, political science and more.  The majors in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences combine the critical thinking skills of a liberal arts education with the problem-solving skills necessary to address the real-world challenges that are confronted by individuals, communities and organizations. A major in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences opens the door to careers that tackle today's problems.

College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences

The College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences (CHAS) offers countless opportunities to get lost, find yourself and ultimately grow as an individual. CHAS consists of fourteen different departments, all of which are exciting, diverse and waiting for students just like you.

Participating in research, study abroad and internships is a key part of an education in CHAS. We also have a variety of student organizations to enhance your college experience and give you a way to easily become involved. Our science majors have the chance to work with faculty members on cutting-edge research. Each year, more than 100 students are involved in exciting and important research projects such as finding cancer-fighting properties in plants, developing new cyber-defense practices and advancing new ideas in fuel-cell technologies. Humanities majors work closely with faculty to conduct research in languages, communication and philosophy that is then presented at conferences or published in academic journals. Majors in the arts, under the mentorship of faculty, have had their work featured in a variety of exhibits and performances across the state and nation. They are always looking for new ways to express themselves and create waves in the world.

Graduate College
Graduate College

Committed to excellence in graduate education, UNI offers more than 50 diverse programs leading to advanced degrees in business, education, the natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and the social and behavioral sciences. In addition, the Graduate College features  doctorate degrees in education and industrial technology.

UNI graduate students enjoy all that a large university offers – an array of programs, technology and learning opportunities – set in the friendly atmosphere of a small college with accessible, caring professors. UNI graduate students are changing Iowa and the world through internships, community service and advanced knowledge in their chosen fields.

Departments
Academic Departments
Sexual Assault/Violence Intervention Services

Violence Intervention Services provides an array of advocacy services for victims of sexual assault, physical/emotional abuse, stalking and harassment. All services are confidential and free of charge.

Violence Intervention Services:
(319) 273-2137

Riverview Center (Dubuque):
(888) 557-0310
24 hr. sexual assault support

Waypoint Services (Cedar Rapids):
(800) 208-0388
24 hr. relationship violence support

UNI Police
(319) 273-4000

Student in Crisis

If you know a student at risk of suicide, a threat of harm to others, or exhibiting severely disorganized, psychotic or out-of-control behavior, or of an incident involving trauma, such as sexual assault or the death or injury of someone close, contact:

Dean of Students: (319) 273-2332

UNI Counseling Center: (319) 273-2676 Provides confidential and free services to students

UNI Police: (319) 273-4000

Severe Weather

Information on where to find updates on class/university cancellations, snow removal, campus storm shelter locations and road conditions is available on the Severe Weather page.

If you have concerns about unsafe conditions or snow removal in a specific area, contact Ground Services at 319-273-4400 or visit their web site.

Student Health Clinic

The UNI Student Health Clinic specializes in college health. They offer high quality primary and urgent care services provided by Board Certified Family Practice Physicians and Board Certified Physician Assistants. Additional staff includes a pharmacist, nurses, and a lab technologist. They understand today's college students and we are committed to assisting you with your healthcare needs.

Contact: (319) 273-2009
Student Health Clinic Hours and After-Hours Care

Counseling Center

Counseling is a confidential discussion between you and your professionally-trained counselor at the UNI Counseling Center about personal, social, or emotional issues. Information shared by you in counseling sessions is confidential and is protected to the full extent of the law.

If you or someone you know is in need of help and we are unavailable, 24 hour help/crisis hotlines are listed on our contacts page.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call UNI Public Safety at (319) 273-2712 immediately.

For more information, visit the Counseling Center website or call (319) 273-2676.

Disability Services

UNI has a variety of resources to assist students, faculty and staff with disabilities. A good place to learn about the disability resources on campus is www.uni.edu/disability.

Student Disability Issues: (319) 273-2677

Faculty/Staff Disability Issues: (319) 273-6164

Wellness/Recreation Services

Wellness activities, recreation and healthy lifestyle choices are an important part of preventing illness and staying healthy. Wellness and Recreation Services includes the Wellness/ Recreation Center (WRC), a state of the art fitness facility. The WRC houses Wellness and Recreation Services,which offers a variety of recreation, wellness and fitness services and facilities.

For more information, visit the Wellness & Recreation Services or call (319) 273-6275.

Title IX Officer

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and also serves as the Title IX Officer:

Leah Gutknecht
Assistant to the President for
Compliance and Equity Management
117 Gilchrist
(319) 273-2846

Emergency Procedures Tip Sheet

The Emergency Procedures tip sheet provides helpful tips for a variety of emergencies. It is designed to be downloaded, printed and posted in a convenient location. 

Emergency Tip Sheet

UNI Gallery of Art
Gallery of Art

Nowhere are the arts more dynamic than on the UNI campus. Among the many opportunities for art lovers is the spacious and elegant Gallery of Art.

The gallery sponsors nine major art and design exhibitions from across the country.

The Gallery of Art also showcases a variety of smaller auxiliary shows, including the annual UNI faculty and juried student exhibits.

Blue Man Group at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center

The ability of the arts to influence and transform lives is evident to anyone attending a production at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC), featuring the best Broadway shows, classical musicians, dance companies and national recognized performers.

Located in the heart of the UNI campus, the $23 million center opened in 2000 and is also home to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, and provides classroom and rehearsal space for UNI music students.

UNI School of Music Event (concert)
School of Music Events

Located in the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, the School of Music is regarded as one of the finest music programs in the Midwest and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

With more than 200 concerts and events scheduled each academic year, students, parents, alumni and community members are sure to find a School of Music event that suits their musical taste. Visit the School of Music facilities in the recently renovated, state-of-the-art music building Russell Hall, or the stunning Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center.

Performance at the Strayer-Wood Theatre
Strayer-Wood Theatre

As the home of the UNI Department of Theatre's productions, the Strayer-Wood Theatre is a vibrant, fully-equipped theatre building that houses two performance spaces-- the Strayer-Wood Theatre and the Bertha Martin Theatre. The Strayer-Wood Theatre routinely produces four main stage productions annually, in addition to hosting special events, such as the Iowa Thespian Festival, Sturgis Youth Theatre performances and classes, and guest artist lectures and residencies.

Iowa Cycles sculpture at night
Outdoor Sculpture

The UNI campus features many large outdoor sculptures, many as a result of Iowa Code 304A.10, which requires that one half of one percent of the budget for new or significantly renovated state buildings be devoted to the purchase of works of art.

Over the last thirty years, local and nationally-known artists have worked in various media to produce the large pieces scattered around campus. The installation of some pieces has provoked storms of critical reaction. Other pieces seemed to fit so well into the landscape that few people noticed them.

UNI Foundation

Every gift makes a difference at the University of Northern Iowa. Your generosity helps our students, faculty, staff and programs succeed.

Focus on Students

Scholarships transform lives. Learn more about a $40 million initiative dedicated to supporting current students and attracting future students.

UNI Alumni Association

Learn more about what it means to be Purple for Life and how you can stay connected with alumni around the world!

Alumni Clubs

Stay Purple for Life! Find a city nearest you to network with other loyal Panther fans and welcome new alumni to the area.

National Student Exchange

Accolades

Molly Rome, a UNI senior majoring in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)/Spanish, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Argentina for an English Teaching Assistantship.

The UNI National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) Chapter earned National Gold Status. NSSLHA is the national organization for graduate and undergraduate students interested in the study of normal and disordered human communication.

Rebecca Gronewold, a senior, received the Excellence of Scholarship Award from the National Council for Geographic Education. Award recipients will be honored during a ceremony held at the 2014 National Conference on Geography Education presented by the National Council for Geographic Education.

Three UNI graduating students have received the Lux Service Award for their exemplary service to the university: Daye Pope, a political communication major from Clear Lake; Kayla McCormick, an exercise science and sports psychology major from Caledonia, Minn.; and Ramya Varadaraju, a computer science major from India.  

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Announcements

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015
Symposium in Arctic Research, Sustainability and Development

UNI and the Consulate General of Canada will host a research symposium and film screening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, March 9, in the Rod Library/UNI Museum. Refreshments will be served. Sessions are open to the public.

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015
Cedar Valley Local Food Fair

Learn more about farmers' markets, orchards, u-picks, CSA farmers, bakeries, creameries, meat lockers, breweries and wineries that feed Northeast Iowa. Meet the farmers and producers, try samples and get recipes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 14, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. Lunch, coffee and tea will be available for purchase in the Arthouse Café.

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015
Film screening: 'Abrazos'

Internationally acclaimed director Luis Argueta will screen his film Abrazos at 7 p.m., Monday, March 9, in 108 CAC. The film is the second in Argueta's trilogy of documentaries about immigration. The film is in Spanish and English with subtitles. This event is free and open to the public.

Monday, Mar 2, 2015
Discounted events at U.S. Cellular Center

UNI has teamed up with the U.S. Cellular Center to provide students, faculty and staff with discounts to several events: Pinnacle Combat, the Harlem Globetrotters, Monster Jam and Sesame Street Live: Let's Dance. To purchase discounted tickets, use the password UNI on any of the events that apply. This password can be used through any Ticketmaster outlet (additional convenience fees will apply) or charge-by-phone 800-745-3000.

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
Graduation Fair is March 11

Are you graduating in May? Plan to attend the Graduation Fair from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. During the fair you can confirm graduation status, purchase cap and gown, apply for graduation and Commencement, complete exit loan counseling, get your résumé critiqued and more. Contact the Office of the Registrar at 273-2241 or registrar@uni.edu if you have any questions.

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
Free anxiety screening

A free, anonymous anxiety screening will be held at the Counseling Center (103 Student Health Center) on Wednesday, March 4. Sessions start on the hour at 11 a.m., and 1, 2 and 3 p.m. No registration is required. If you have questions, call 273-2676 or email Gretchen Honsell

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
Human Trafficking is here and thriving in Iowa

Ruth Buckles, the statewide coordinator at Youth and Shelter Services, will share a survivor's parent's perspective on the business of trafficking humans at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 5, in 132 SAB.

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
KNU Global summer school program

There is an opportunity for a sponsored international experience at Kyungpook National University in Daegu, South Korea from June 29 to July 26. Any UNI student preparing to be a K through 12 educator is eligible to apply. Participants can select from up to 14 courses taught in English as well as learn Korean and experience various kinds of cultural activities.

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
CSA is back and ready for members

The student organization Communication Student Association (CSA) is returning to UNI and is seeking members. Any student who is interested in networking opportunities, career development and emphasizing the value of communication studies is encouraged to join CSA. Communication plays a vital role in all careers and helps advance skills that will benefit you now and after graduation. For more information, contact Elizabeth Rossiter.

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015
UNI Conference on Sustainability - March 12

The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Recycling Reuse Technology Transfer Center will host the second UNI Conference on Sustainability: Environmental Equity and Resilience in the Cedar Valley and Beyond. Registration is free but pre-registration is required.