Information for Admitted SUMR Students (2019)

Important Dates to Remember:

Sat, June 6, 2020
After 4:00 pm
First day to move in Petersen Hall - Move-in begins after 4 pm
Sun, June 7, 2020
Approx. 4:00 pm
Tour of downtown Iowa City followed by dinner at Oasis with Jerry Weiss, his wife, and SUMR buddies.
Mon, June 8, 2020
8:45-10:00 am
SUMR Program Orientation Session & First Day in the lab
Mon, July 27, 2020
12:00 pm
SUMR wrap-up lunch and input session.
Wed, July 29, 2020
Annual Summer Undergraduate Research Conference
Sponsored by the Graduate College
Friday, July 31, 2020 Last day in the lab
If you plan on leaving earlier, please clear this with the MSTP Office & your mentor.
Sat, Aug 1, 2020 Must be moved out of Petersen Hall by noon. Let the MSTP Office know any changes in departure.


SUMR Information:

Instead of replicating Judy Means' excellent summer program information, please refer to the Information for Admitted BSURF Students page

Any changes or additions relating to the SUMR program is included below.  In particular, pay close attention to the information on the Dress Code for Labs and related documentation.


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

1) your passport
2) your driver's licence & 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.


You will be staying in Petersen Hall this summer.  More information available on the BSURF site.

PDF iconUHD_Summer Guide Book West.pdf

Towels & Housekeeping

One pillow, one bedspread, and sheets will be provided by the residence hall (new linens provided weekly).  You may want to bring another blanket and/or pillow.

Trash will be emptied 2 times weekly.

Bring your own COLORFUL towels (as white ones will be picked up by housekeeping and disappear).


If you plan to drive your vehicle to Iowa City and need to make arrangements for parking the SUMR Program will provide a parking pass to the Hawkeye Storage lot, west of the Hall of Fame building.  Jessica will ask you for the following information: Make, model and color of vehicle, license plate number, and issuing state.

Recreational Services

If you wish to obtain a monthly fitness membership to the University of Iowa's recreational facilities, please let Jessica know.  


We do not provide meal plans for our SUMR students. However, each room has one microwave & fridge unit and we can organize a grocery shopping trip on Sunday if there is interest. 

Lunches on Wednesdays (sandwich wrap) and Thursday (various by MSTP office) will be provided beginning Thursday, June 6th.

Hawkeye Dollars

Laudry machines are operated by Hawkeye Dollars. (They work for other things also). 

Hillcrest dorm has the only Hawkeye Dollar card dispenser & dollar fill up station on the west side of the river. Please view the details of hawkeye dollars on their site.

Only add the amount of money you will be able to use during the summer as there is a $20 processing that will be deducted from the balance to get your refund.  See the refund policy for more information.