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Welcome from the Interim Vice President

Welcome to the Division of Student Affairs and the University of Northern Iowa. We have developed this website and the associated links in an effort to provide timely, accurate and clear information. Whether you are a prospective student, new student, returning student or anyone seeking information about services at UNI, we are hopeful this information can assist you. However, if you are having difficulty finding what you need or would like further assistance to address questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office. We will do our best to assist you and/or put you in contact with those who can best serve your needs.

Go Panthers!
Jan Hanish
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs

The staff at Piazza pose with decorations as part of 2015's Halloween celebrations

Staff and students take the "It's on Us" pledge, part of a national campaign to stop sexual assault

Dr. Hogan welcomes Celeste Bembry on stage at the 2016 Student Affairs division luncheon to receive Helping Students Succeed award

Students look on as President Ruud speaks at the Rainbow Reception, an annual event to welcome back LGBT* students and their allies

Participants celebrate 2015's American's with Disabilities 25th Anniversary Celebration Walk

President Bill Ruud addresses graduates at the 2015 fall commencement

Recipients of the Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award at this year’s annual division luncheon from L to R; Dr. Hogan, Cathy Wylam, Lynne Lemert, Kristi Marchesani, and Henderson Thomas

Staff and students pose after assisting in the Family Weekend opening event at GBPAC

TC and TK assist Rialto Cook, Nancy Klodt as she prepares pancakes for guests as part of an alumni breakfast at Homecoming

Northern Iowa's intramural football champions Team UNIted recently qualified for nationals in Florida

Student Success and College Completion Award

Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Kristin Woods, Director of Student Success and Retention and Dr. Deedee Heistad, Director of Undergraduate Studies! Their application was selected to receive the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Student Success and College Completion Award.  This programs involves students, faculty and staff from across the campus in a collaborative effort to help first year students succeed and increase retention.  Congratulations to all involved for this outstanding efforts.  The AASCU award write up can be found below.

Family Weekend

Posted on Monday, September 19th, 2016

UNI Family Weekend is set to kick-off on Friday, October 21 and run through Sunday, October 23, 2016. Some of the great events for students and their families on October 22 include an opening in the GBPAC from 8:30 am - 10:00 am featuring t-shirt giveaways, athletic poster signing, adn a performance by Dean Franzen, the Dean of Juggling.

Homecoming 2016

Posted on Monday, September 19th, 2016

Unmask Your Spirit during UNI's 2016 Homecoming week, Sunday, Sept. 25 through Saturday, Oct. 1. Celebrate your Panther Pride by meeting your friends and celebrating together! Find the full schedule of events and additional details online here.


Posted on Monday, September 19th, 2016

#throwlightUNI is a campaign to create a virtual wall of encouraging and inspiring actions by taking pictures or telling stories using the hashtag. These photos and stories whould be about actions done by others for you or those you witness between others to increase the visibility of all the positive, connection-building occurrences happening on campus. Need ideas? Check out the "Lighter Bowls" set up in the library, WRC, by the CME and in both dining halls.

Jump Start 2016

Posted on Saturday, September 17th, 2016

Jump Start is an extended orientation program designated to facilitate the successful transition of underrepresented students to the University of Northern Iowa. Students from ethnic and racial minority groups and students who have participated in TRiO programs (such as Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search) are invited to Jump Start starting in March. Participants move to campus one week before classes begin, engaging in interactive sessions on topics including relationships and cultural identity, student involvement, financial literacy, academic planning, and leadership.


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