Hey Hawkeyes,

With midterms around the corner and finals approaching, it can feel like crunch time. But don’t stress—you aren’t alone. This newsletter is full of tips, advice, and opportunities.

Whether you're navigating a new challenge, pondering majors and courses, or eyeing that graduation finish line, CLAS Undergraduate Programs is here. Message us or your academic advisor if you have any questions.

You’re almost there! Finish strong. 💪

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Student resources

A student meeting with a CLAS academic advisor

Registration tips and tricks

It's almost time to register for the fall semester! Don’t forget to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor if you need registration authorization. Check out these tips for planning your courseload and to ensure your schedule is full for your next semester. 

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Graduating? Don't miss these deadlines

CLAS will host 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. ceremonies on Saturday, May 11. Don’t forget to RSVP for your ceremony by April 7 and order your cap and gown by April 11. CLAS tassels are white. If you need assistance with the cost of apparel, help is available.

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To drop or not to drop? These are the questions

There are still six weeks left in the semester to improve your standing. However, if you want to drop a class or to withdraw from all classes you must do so by April 15. How do you decide to stay with it or let it go? Think about these things.



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Stress, anxiety, and coping skills

Each person copes differently. Some like listening to music, taking a walk or chatting with a friend or family member. University Counseling Services offers some coping tips to consider. Several workshops are also available this semester, including sessions on depression and anxiety.


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How to boost motivation in crunch time

Even though finals are weeks away, the end of the semester will be here soon. It can be hard to maintain your motivation. From preventing procrastination to bouncing back from burnout, try these tips for staying motivated during the last few weeks of the semester. 

4 mindfulness practices you can try today

It's easy to lose touch with the present moment, allowing stress and anxiety to take control. Luckily, there is a powerful tool that can help you navigate challenges with greater ease and resilience: mindfulness. Try these tips and consider attending a free mindfulness workshop. 

Student experiences

A career-readiness workshop hosted by the UI Career Center

Looking for a summer internship?

Did you know there are 4,500+ paid summer internships currently posted on Handshake? Now is a great time to polish your resume and apply for opportunities! The staff in the Pomerantz Career Center can help you find an internship, sign up for credit, and also offers courses, coaching, and training. 

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Guide to Iowa’s literary magazines

Do you have a passion for writing? Here at Iowa, Hawkeyes like you have a unique opportunity to publish your original work in one of the university’s eight literary magazines. These publications are supported by the college’s Magid Center for Writing, which provides hands-on writing and publishing experience.

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Students chronicle Iowa women’s basketball season

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication and The Daily Iowan are partnering to create a new book featuring essays, articles, and photographs documenting superstar Caitlin Clark and the team's record-breaking season. 
A group of undergraduate and graduate students will embark to western Kansas to learn the skills of fieldwork and archeology.

Students preparing to go on archeology dig

A group of undergrad and graduate students in the Department of Anthropology is gearing up for a trip to western Kansas this summer as part of a four-week field school program. Students will be out in the field identifying artifacts, excavating, and more.

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