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News from the VP's Office

News from the Nest

Melissa S. Shivers, PhD, Vice President for Student Life

We were so pleased to welcome our students back from Thanksgiving break. Campus is always mo...

News from the Nest

We are in the home stretch of the semester. With only 5 ½ weeks before final exams, you may be feeling just as anxious as your students. It is challen...

A message from Melissa

As we have now officially moved into a beautiful fall season, I am reflecting on my first semester at this gorgeous university.

Hello from the Land of the Hawkeyes!

Melissa S. Shivers, Vice President for Student Life

I am excited about my first year on campus and hope your student's experience has been a positive...

A message from the new VP for student life

For those of you who may not know me yet, I took on the role of vice president for student life at the University of Iowa in June after moving from Te...

A message from Melissa

Melissa S. Shivers, Vice President for Student Life

Welcome (back) to the University of Iowa! It’s hard to believe the summer is coming to a rapid cl...

Support student success sessions


Our students' experience during their first two weeks on campus will have a major impact on their long-term success at Iowa. You are invi...

A message from Tom

"To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under the sun."

Tom Rocklin, vice president for student life

This month marks 31 years...