Information for Admitted SUMR Students

Important Dates to Remember:

Sat, June 2, 2018
After 4:00 pm
First day to move in Petersen Hall
Sun, June 3, 2018
Approx. 4:00 pm
Tour of downtown Iowa City followed by dinner at Oasis
Mon, June 4, 2018 SUMR Program Orientation Session & First Day in the lab
Wed, July 25, 2018
Annual Summer Undergraduate Research Conference
Sponsored by the Graduate College
Friday, July 27, 2018 Last day in the lab
Sat, July 28, 2018 Must be moved out of Petersen Hall by noon

Where is the nearest airport?

The nearest airport offering commercial flights is Cedar Rapids Eastern Iowa Airport (CID), 25 miles north of Iowa City. Phone (800) 523-1100 or (319) 362-8336. 

For those flying into the Cedar Rapids airport, we will provide shuttle service to and from campus using the Airport Shuttle Service (319) 337-2349 or 319-365-0655.

The address of Peterson Residence Hall for plotting driving directions is:  304 Grand Avenue, Iowa City, IA 52242

What to Bring:


It is VERY IMPORTANT that you bring the following to campus:

1) your passport
2) your driver's license & social security card
(in which case, both are needed).

These documents are needed to complete your payroll appointment paperwork.

Also bring your banking information: bank routing & account numbers are needed for direct deposit of your pay.


In addition to casual clothes for your laboratory rotations & social activities, please bring clothing for your clinical rotation experiences (business casual) which adheres to the Professional Appearance Policy Overview.


We do not provide meal plans for our SUMR students. However, each room has a micro-fridge unit and we can organize a grocery shopping trip if needed.

Petersen Hall is equipped with a community kitchen available to residents only. Located on the main floor across from the Petersen Multi-purpose Room, the kitchen has an oven with stovetop cooking, a commercial refrigerator with NO FREEZER, a sink, and a small table with chairs. The kitchen is NOT furnished with any kitchen supplies – nothing is provided for cooking or eating. Residents may store food items in the kitchen at their own risk.

To access the kitchen, summer residents must check out a key at the information desk and return the key after each use.

Other Important Info:

Pillows and sheets will be provided by the residence hall (new linens provided weekly).

Bring your own towels. Make sure they are colorful!  White ones will be picked up and thrown in UI laundry and will disappear.

Floors will be blocked as coed (same as during academic year) meaning both genders will be housed on the same floor.

Housing Information - Petersen Hall

You will be staying at Petersen Hall which is located on the West Campus, adjacent to Hillcrest Hall, Rienow Hall, and the Field House. It is also just five blocks from the Pentacrest. Petersen Hall is adjacent to the UIHC and the Health Sciences Campus.

The Petersen Building Desk will be staffed 24-hours from May 20-July 30.

Petersen Desk: 319-353-4382

Internet Service:  Adult guests will have internet connectivity in their rooms (one wired port per bed - bring an ethernet cord). Wireless is available through the AT&T guest network (

Standard Furniture in each room

Many services, including laundry, require Hawkeye Dollars.

Check-in begins Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 4:00 pm - check-out will be required by 12:00 pm on Saturday, July 28, 2018.

If you need different arrangements, please let us know.

View the dorm guide here.

The full mailing address is below:
Your Name
c/o MSTP SUMR Program
100 Petersen Hall, Room #___
Iowa City, IA 52242-1131

Parking Information

For those participants who drive, we will have off-site parking available (at the program's cost).

Cambus Service

June 4 - July 28 - Regular Summer Academic CAMBUS Schedules (Weekend service available, no service available on holidays).

Information for Incoming Students about the CAMBUS Service

Check out the CAMBUS Routes & Schedules page - track your bus! (you can download an app for your smart phone from this page)

Campus maps and directions

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

A-Z Directory of Clinics & Services

Carver College of Medicine Campus Tour

UI Campus map (for printout)

Detailed paper maps of the Hospital are available along the main corridor in UIHC or at either of the information desks.